First Line Friday – 10.6.17

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Welcome to First Line Friday! Each Friday I pick a book and share the first line with you. In return, I hope you’ll share with me a first line from whatever book you have at hand!

This week I am sharing the first line from Written in the Dust by Christina Coryell.

Written in the Dust

Here’s the first line:

It had been way too long since she’d cut anyone.

This is book two in Coryell’s Backroads series which just released this week! I can’t tell you how excited I am to read it since the last book left me eager for more.  Here’s the description:

There are two basic types of people you’ll come across in small towns. Planters have the land in their blood and want to stay forever. Dreamers long for the day they will finally escape. Holly Christian? Definitely a planter. She’s never considered leaving for greener pastures, but it’ll be a whole lot easier to move forward when people finally stop telling her that will never happen. Thank goodness she has an ally in Hunter Pearce. He has no desire to leave now that he has what he’s always wanted. Well…almost. The words he can’t take back are still clinging closer than a humid summer afternoon.

Then there’s Gatlin Moore, who leans more in the dreamer direction. He used to imagine a future away from his hometown, but circumstances changed his plans long ago. Now he can’t stop thinking about bringing some of his dreams back to life, namely the ones that involve Brooke Langdon. Breaking up in their small town was hard, but getting back together might prove impossible. She may not be around long, unless she rediscovers what she used to love about the place. Putting her future in order by piecing together the past could mend her heart…or break it for keeps.

Welcome to Hope Canyon. This is our backroads story.

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

Then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating:

16 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 10.6.17

  1. I totally love that first line. Very engaging. 😊

    I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

    Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

    “Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”

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  2. Haha! Taken out of context like that it sounds very scary! But oh, how I loved this book! ❤ ❤ ❤

    I'm sharing the first line from Lynn Austin's new release 'Where We Belong' on my blog this week, so I'm going to share the first line of the book I just finished here: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin.

    "Heather Munro gazed down Victoria Street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile."

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. LOL Right? I did the literary equivalent of a double-take when I read it and checked to make sure I’d opened the right book. 😀 “Where We Belong” has been getting a lot of buzz lately. The premise is intriguing. I like the title of the book you just finished. Makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This looks like an incredible read. Love that first line and cover!

    I’m sharing about “Witness Protection” by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here.

    “All of the stories have been written, including mine.”
    Lu. by Beth Troy

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  4. Ha! Certainly makes you wonder what’s coming next. 🙂

    I’ve joined the FLF fun and featured a book on my blog, but I will feature a different one here: After A Fashion by Jen Turano. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s next on my list of books to read. “Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention.”

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  5. Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:

    “Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine.”

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  6. ooo yay! I can’t wait to read that book soon!

    Here’s the first line of the book currently closest to me – “Someone had left the front door open.” – Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

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