First Line Friday – 3.16.18


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!

Today I’m sharing the first line from Melissa Jagear‘s A Love so True (Book #2 of the Teaville Moral Society series). This book is on my TBR for this month!

A Love So True

Here is the first line:



If David Kingsman had any chance of making his father proud, this next decision could be it.


Evelyn Wisely has a heart for the orphans of Teaville and works at a local mansion that rescues children out of the town’s red-light district and gives them a place to live. But her desire to help isn’t limited to orphans. The owner of the mansion, Nicholas Lowe, is willing to help her try to get the women working in prostitution out of the district as well–if she can gain the cooperation and support of local businessmen to go against the rest of the community.

David Kingsman has recently arrived in Teaville from Kansas City to help with one of his father’s companies in town. While he plans on staying only long enough to prove his business merit to his father, he’s shown interest in Evelyn’s work and is intrigued enough by her to lend his support to her cause.

They begin with the best of intentions, but soon the complications pile up and Evelyn and David’s dreams look more unattainable every day. When the revelation of a long-held secret creates a seemingly insurmountable rift between them, can they trust God still has a good plan for them despite all that is stacked against them?

Now it’s your turn to 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:

22 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 3.16.18

  1. Thanks for sharing! My blog is featuring An Irishwoman’s Tale by Patti Lacy. But here I will share from a book on my Spring TBR list, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. “She usually stayed in bed until at least six, but this morning she was restless, like animals get when the barometric pressure drops before a storm.”

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  2. Happy Friday! This book sounds like something I would love. I wonder if my library has it! Thank you for adding to my TBR mountain!😂

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m hoping to get to soon, Between Friends by Debbie Macomber.

    Dearest Momma,
    I thought you should know Mike and I had a baby girl on September first. I realize Daddy said I wasn’t to contact either of you ever again, but I felt you’d want to know you had a granddaughter.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀📚📕

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  3. Loved this entire series! You’re in for a treat with this one (and with the third in the series as well).

    This is from the book I’m currently reading:

    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. (Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I know! I can’t wait to get to it. With the conference I’m preparing for, I haven’t found nearly enough time to read lately, but this one is next on my list.

      Hmm my curiosity is piqued as to what was said and why.

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  4. This is on my stack for this month, too!
    I’m sharing a book with an Irish hero, The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman, on my blog today, but here’s the first line of an audiobook I’ve borrowed from the library on a friend’s recommendation, The Bookshop on the Corner (or, in the UK, The Little Shop of Happily Ever After) by Jenny Colgan:

    “The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things.”

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I admit, I forgot all about the theme for this week, but my links in my blog are green and the cover has green grass on it… that counts, right??? 😉

      I love that first line! It is so true, too.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I really need to get to this book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today at my blog, I am sharing the first lines from Jennifer Delamere’s latest novel, The Heart’s Appeal. It’s such a great book!

    Here I will share the first lines from my next-up book, Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald. This is my first read of this author’s works, but I am very excited!!!

    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. Ethan stepped over the threshold.”

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  6. I love that series!

    Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    Storm Front by Susan May Warren

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  7. It sounds like something I would enjoy. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from a book I’m currently reading, Praying For Strangers, by River Jordan. Here, I’ll share the first line of the chapter I’m currently on. “We’ve spent the night at the ski resort catching up and sharing belated Christmas presents.” Have a great weekend!

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  8. I’m sharing the first line from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal on my blog today, but I’ll share here from the book I’m currently reading: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears, which is also in the excellent Teaville Moral Society series:

    “I wish you luck, George.”
    “It’s Aaron now. Don’t forget.”

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  9. Blimey, that line drops you right in the action doesn’t it!

    Here is the opening from my favourite story for you: “All children, except one, grow up.” Have a great week.


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