First Line Friday – 8.18.17

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Whether you’re looking for a good book or just curious what others are reading, you’ve come to the right place. Each Friday I pick a book and share the first line with you. This week I am sharing the first line from Finding Love at the Oregon Coast:  A Romantic Novella Collection by Angela Ruth Strong, Christina Coryell, Heather Woodhaven, and Lisa Phillips.

Finding Love At the Oregon Coast

This collection is a bit unique because in addition to the four novellas, there is a prologue which sets the stage for each of the stories:

When a wedding is cancelled, three bridesmaids and a runaway bride contemplate the true meaning of love in four related romance novellas.

Here’s the first line from the prologue:

Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon before turning to face the full-length mirror.

I picked up this collection because I saw that Christina Coryell was one of the authors and I really enjoyed her story, Mowed Over, in the Love at First Laugh collection.

Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first (or your favorite) line!

Then head on over and share your first line with these friends:

Andi @ Radiant Light

Carrie @ Reading Is My Super Power

Rachel @ Bookworm Mama

Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

Robin @ Robin’s Nest

Katie @ Fiction Aficionado

Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

Beth @ Faithfully Bookish

Amanda @ With A Joyful Noise

Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective

Trisha @ The Joy of Reading

Jeanette @ C Jane Read

Molly @ Molly’s Cafinated-Reads

CJ @ Moments Dipped In Ink

English Lady @ Romances of the Cross

Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Lauraine @ Lauraine’s Notes

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 8.18.17

  1. That’s one of the main reasons I picked this one up too! I thought it was a good collection.

    I’ve got the first line from “Chasing Secrets” by Lynette Eason on the blog today, but I’ve just finished reading “A Rose So Fair” by Myra Johnson, so I’m going to share the first line from that here:

    “Now just you hold it right there, mister.” Rose Linwood sighted her unwelcome visitor down the length of Grandpa’s trusty Winchester.

    She’s a spunky one!

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  2. Happy Friday! I love novellas that are about weddings! This cover is so cute! I need to read this one. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m featuring “Healing Love” by Jennifer Slattery on my blog today, but I’m currently reading “A Name Unknown” by Roseanna M. White.

    London
    May 1914

    Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.

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  3. Such a fun collection!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from An Alaskan Christmas by Belle Calhoune: “Finn O’Rourke paced back and forth in terminal 27A of the Anchorage airport.”

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  4. Happy Friday! Since I’ll be finishing Pepper Basham’s The Thorn Healer before lunch, I’m sharing the first line from my current Chapter 22: “I hate leaving you like this.” Catherine stilled her movements from packing her trunk, her coral walking suit an elegant fit on her delicate frame. “Not when David and Alexander could help tend the sickness.”

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  5. The cover is gorgeous. Another book I will have to check out.

    My first line comes from Hold the Light by April McGowan.

    “Unremarkable. Amber glanced out the steaming windowpane at the cityscape below her.”

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