First Line Friday – Favorite Genre Edition


It’s time for another first line Friday post, hosted by Hoarding Books! Today’s special edition of first line Friday is favorite genres. If you’re like me, your favorite genre changes monthly. Scratch that, it changes weekly. One week I could be loving on Amish fiction. Another week I could be obsessed with suspense, and another week historical. And let’s not forget all the other genres out there! I think from now on when people ask me, I’m just going to say that my favorite genre is Christian fiction. Period. I love all the genres really. So how do I decide what to do for this particular post?

Instead I thought about a book that represents by favorite thing ever. Well, besides Jesus, family, church and reading. Oh and baking. Ha – I have a lot of favorites lol. I have a problem friends. I may need intervention on this one. You see, I’m a Christmasaholic. Yes, this is a real thing. I cannot even explain to you the joy I feel inside when I think about Christmas and everything about it. Yes, I am one of those weird people that listens to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. Well before Thanksgiving if we’re being honest. Yes, I watch the Hallmark channel and their million movies about Christmas. I love decorating. I love baking cookies and candy. I love being with family. I love honoring the birth of our Savior. And I absolutely adore books with a Christmas theme.

Today I’m happy to share the first line from Michelle Griep’s novel A Tale of Two Hearts. I literally am starting to read it today, so we’re reading the first line together! I already know I am going to love it. Why? Three things.


1. Michelle Griep is a fantastic writer.

2. It’s a Christmas story.

3. It’s historical.


Need I say more??



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In the tiny back courtyard of the Golden Egg Inn, Mina Scott lowered her copy of David Copperfield to her lap and lifted her face to the October sun.


What’s your favorite genre friends?

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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6 thoughts on “First Line Friday – Favorite Genre Edition

  1. Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!

  2. Beryl Helliwell watched as her friend Edwina Davenport capped her fountain pen and laid it on the desk in front of her.
    MURDER FLIES THE COOP by Jessica Ellicott

  3. My first line is from Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd:

    September 1866, Oxfordshire, England
    A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs.

    My favorite genre is historical Christian Fiction and then suspense/ mystery.

  4. Happy Friday!?

    My first lines come from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder…

    A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!???

  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”

  6. I love Christmas novellas, and this is definitely a good one (it is by Michelle Griep, after all). I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”

    Happy Friday!

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