First Line Friday – The Hope of Christmas Past

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Now that Halloween is officially behind us, I can talk about Christmas without any disgust from others, right!? Honestly, I’ve already started listing to Christmas music, I’ve been watching movies for two weeks, and have been reading sweet Christmas stories for about a month. Yeah, you can never celebrate Christmas too early in my house (although my husband and kiddo don’t always share my joy in that!). If you haven’t noticed, reviews have been kind of quiet here – it’s because I’ve been reading like crazy, and then watching Hallmark, which leaves little room for reviews lol. I plan to get caught up this weekend. 😉

Anyways, to share my joy of all things Christmas with others, I’m featuring a sweet novella from the talented Stephenia McGee today. Just so happens to be release day too, so be sure to get your copy and get into the spirit! Here’s the first line from The Hope of Christmas Past.

“The cheery Christmas music, the gingerbread-scented air freshener, and her foster mom’s happy humming couldn’t paint over the festering in Isla Laird’s heart.”


I’m ready. I’m so ready for everything Christmas. You’ll see my review of this beauty of a story very soon. But until then, I encourage you to read it! I mean, doesn’t the cover already just draw you in? It did me 🙂

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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3 thoughts on “First Line Friday – The Hope of Christmas Past

  1. It was the end of the world.
    Sophia Jackson strained to see something, anything that looked like civilization, but the desolate landscape was no more than brown dirt and scrubby bits of green plants that stretched all the way to the horizon.
    HOME ON THE RANCH: TROUBLE IN TEXAS by Caro Carson and Cathy Gillen Thacker

  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Oh my word is this book amazing!!! Currently, I am reading Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales. It’s a really fun Christmas collection of novellas. I’ll share a line from that book here.

    “Being escorted out of the firm by building security wasn’t on his to-do list, but he could write it in later … and cross it off.”

    LOL! This book is filled with sweet and sassy stories. I am loving it so far.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

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