First Line Friday – Caught By Surprise


Happy Friday! We made it another week, and another month! August was such a hectic month for me that I am (almost) glad to see it behind me. School starts in a few days and we’ll get back to our normal schedule. I like life on a schedule – makes things smoother, in theory! Today I’m sharing the first line from Jen Turano’s new book, Caught by Surprise. I also happen to be hosting a giveaway for this book, which ends at 9:00pm tonight, August 31! See my interview with Jen here and enter the giveaway!


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“The first inkling Miss Temperance Flowerdew had that her rather mundane day was about to turn anything but mundane happened when a closed carriage trundled up beside her, keeping pace with her every step as she walked down the sidewalk adjacent to Broadway.”


Now it’s your turn to share your first line! Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. Don’t forget  to check out what everyone else is reading at Hoarding Books!


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12 thoughts on “First Line Friday – Caught By Surprise

  1. Happy Friday!?

    My first lines come from a book I will be reading shortly, Unleashed by Donna Kauffman.

    Emma Lafferty’s life had gone to the dogs. Literally. And to the cats. And the parakeets, goldfish, hamsters, even the occasional potbelly pig. What it and her fledgling pet-sitting service hadn’t gone to was her bank account. Not enough, anyway.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!???

    by Sofie Kelly
    The body was on the front seat of my truck, about halfway between the passenger door and the cloth grocery bad I’d left in the middle of the seat.

  3. My first line is from Redemption at Shadow Lake by J.E. Grace
    An attractive man in his early thirties with deeply disturbed eyes stands in the shadows.
    Happy reading!

  4. “Independence, Missouri April 15, 1850
    Dear Diary,
    Tomorrow Mama and I begin our journey by covered wagon to California— the land of opportunity.” ~~Prologue from The Christmas Wish by Wanda Brunstetter

  5. I feel like August went by in a blur…lol. For me, I think it was the fastest month this year. This book is definitely on my to-buy list. Happy reading Jessica!

  6. August definitely was crazy! Here’s hoping life slows down for you soon! I’m sharing the first line of “A Worthy Rebel” on my blog today. I’ll share the first line of my current read, Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” here: “Fleeta hunkered low, careful not to rattle the crisp fallen leaves all around her.”

  7. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Lynnette Bonner’s High Desert Haven. Here, I’ll share one of my favorite lines from Crossed Out by Christina Coryell (her contribution to the Once Upon A Laugh novella collection):

    Kids at yard sales were nearly impossible to corral. Grandmas watching kids at yard sales were like wild mustangs, throwing caution and endless quarters to the wind.

    Happy Friday!

  8. I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release Roadster on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Keira Montclair’s Falling for the Chieftan. It’s her new historical time travel romance.

    “Allison Sutton’s feet hit water as she plunged into the murky liquid at the base of the cascading falls.”

    Happy Reading!

  9. This was a fun read! I”m featuring Starting From Scratch by Kate Lloyd on my blog, so here is a line from page 11:

    “A few minutes later I sat on the suitcase’s lid while Marta fastened the metal latches with gusto.”

    Happy Friday!

  10. Happy Saturday!

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first lines from Cara Putman’s novel Delayed Justice. Here I will share the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, An Unpresentable Glory by Eleanor Gustafson.

    “On her return from church, Kileenda Jensen discovered a problem, and it had nothing to do with her name.”

    Hope you have an awesome weekend!!! ???

  11. Jen’s books are so much fun to read! I know I’m late for Friday, so happy Labor Day weekend! My first line is from Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer.

    “The sound of a spry whistle froze Charlotte Stanton in her tracks. She tightened her hold on her bucket of creek water, eyes narrowing.”

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