First Line Friday with a Favorite!

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! How has your week been? I’m not going to lie, my week has been tough. I had to say goodbye to a very dear friend. We’ve been friends for ten years and share lots of memories. I didn’t want to say goodbye, but I really had no other option. It was going to cost thousands of dollars to fix her up! I’m talking about my van (hehe, sorry that was probably kind of on the mean side). Yep, my van died. Well more like rusted so bad it was not drivable. And normal people would be okay with it, but I really loved my van and was just not ready to let go. In addition, this was a huge financial hardship for our family, as my husband’s truck had the same issue two months ago, which resulted in him getting a new vehicle. We were not expecting this at all. We went from zero car payments to two of them in a matter of just a couple of months. But God has a plan, even in this and we’ll just trust in Him (even though my flesh is screaming and crying inside!).

There is a light in the week, however. The latest book in the Baxter Family series by Karen Kingsbury is out. WOOHOO!! Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore her books. I’ve read every single one. I own every single one. I get giddy when it’s time for the new ones to arrive! In This Moment is so much more than a book continuing the Baxter Family drama. It’s actually dealing with a very real topic in our day – a lawsuit regarding having a bible study at school. Bravo Karen for taking on such a moving yet controversial topic!

Today’s First Line is……

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Wendell Quinn walked into his office that September morning with a plan. But he also had a problem.


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11 thoughts on “First Line Friday with a Favorite!

  1. Happy Friday!

    I can’t wait to read that book!!

    Today, my first line Friday is from Christmas at Grey Goose Lodge by Phyllis Clark Nichols…..

    When Maude opened the door to the Christmas closet in early December that year, she had no reason to think there would only be nine more Christmases celebrated at Grey Sage.

  2. “Jonathan Riley Shelton, you’re taking longer than a month of Sundays.”
    His Kind Of Cowgirl by Karen Rock

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris on my blog for FLF, so here I will post from the book I am currently reading, A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal. Currently, I am on chapter 9, so I’ll post the first line from that:

    “Fumbling with a keychain that grew lighter every day, I closed my apartment door for the very last time on the day before our Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. A cold, ordinary Thursday to everyone else — extraordinary to me.”

  4. My first line (a little longer) is from Anne Greene’s Avoiding the Mistletoe:

    Olivia Rose Baker glanced up from the headlines in the Massachusetts Matrimonial Gazette. With an explosive smack, she slapped the newspaper on the top of the breakfast table. “No! I refuse.”

  5. Car troubles. Ouch! I’m sorry you’re having to deal with that. You did really get me with that lead in!

    This week I did an author interview with Joyce DiPastana, Medieval fiction writer. The first line from her short story The Girl by the River:

    Robert almost tripped over the scythe.

  6. A plan and a problem. What a way to start off the day!

    I’m getting in the Christmas Spirit with my FLF blog post, but here are the first lines from the book I’m currently reading:

    “Being a teacher was turning out to be a little like having the flu. Simon O’Keefe. Her heart broke for him at the same time her stomach twisted with dread for herself.” From The Calico and Cowboy Romance Collection by Mary Connealy.

  7. Sorry to hear about your van! It will be a sad day when my baby tank kicks the bucket, not because I’m attached but because we would have to obtain an auto loan at this point and I loathe debt, ugh!
    Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray is featured on my blog today with a giveaway but I’m currently reading The Vexing by Tamara Leigh. Here’s the first line:
    Normandy, France
    Early December 1161
    Women were more trouble than they were worth. Or so Sir Durand Marshal told himself each time one dragged him into a mess like this one promised to do.

  8. I have read several Karen Kingsbury books that I absolutely loved, but I haven’t read this one.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips on my blog today, but I’ll share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here. “If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh.” The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner.

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