First Line Friday – 4.13.18


Hi Everyone! It’s First Line Friday, so grab a book near you and share your first line in the comments below!

Today I’m sharing the first line from the next book on my TBR list: Charming the Troublemaker byย Pepperย D. Basham. I completely adored the first book in Pepper’s Mitchell’s Crossroads series, so I’ve been wanting to read this second book in the series for a long while now. I’m excited to finally get to do so.

Charming the Troublemaker

Here is the first line:

Loser ex-husbands and freezing January afternoons left a nasty chill.


When Dr. Alex Murdock is demoted to a university in rural Virginia, the last thing he expects to find is a future. But country charm never looked as good as it did on Rainey Mitchell.

Rainey Mitchell does not need a high-class flirt in her wounded world, but trouble and temptation wafts off the new professor as strong as his sandalwood-scented cologne. When circumstances thrust them together to save her tutoring clinic, can the troublemaker find the hero inside and encourage the reticent Rainey to open her heart again?


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24 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 4.13.18

  1. Haha great first line Kathleen!๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Friday! My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Grayโ€ฆโ€ฆ.

    Until that moment, Sadie Detweiler hadnโ€™t thought mere words could hurt so badly. But as Harlan continued to speak, each word cutting her as deeply as if it were a shard of glass, Sadie felt her heart was bleeding.

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Reading!๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  2. Oh. I super loved this one. Seriously. And I can hardly wait for the next book to find out what fun Pepper Basham has up her sleeve for the rest of the family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Reading!

    โ€œI am not sure I will live long enough to finish this account.โ€ โ€“ The Man with Two Names by Vincent B. Davis II

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  3. Oh, this is a wonderful book! I loved it โค

    Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. Here I'll share the first line from chapter 30.

    "Henry winced as he gripped the newel post and pivoted from the stair's landing to the next flight of stairs." — The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (first line from chapter 30)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Love that first line!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott. Here I will post the first line from the prologue of Romeo and Juliet. It’s the book closest to me right now because I’m currently teaching it to my 9 Honors kiddos.

    “Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood make civil hands unclean.”

    Have an excellent Friday and a great weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday!
    My FLF is from one of my favorites by Terri Blackstock called Covenant Child.
    โ€œThereโ€™s a question that haunts me in the blackest hours of night, when wasted moments crowd my dreams and mock the life I know. The question is this: How could a child born of privilege and promise grow up with nothing?”
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. i adore Pepper’s first lines! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My current first line is from Kathy Herman’s Only By Death – “Liam Berne was about to commit murder – at least according to Arkansas law.”

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  7. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring Jen Turano’s book, A Match of Wits. Here I will share the first line on page 113 of a book I’m currently reading, The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. “Marriage in Heaven will be on a much higher plane because the church will be united with Christ.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Pepper is popular today! Well, and every day. She’s just so much fun!

    I’m reading Julie by Catherine Marshall right now. The first line is: “Our 1928 Willys-Knight had been climbing for at least ten miles, one hairpin turn after another, under a threatening sky.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Great minds think alike ๐Ÿ™‚ This is the book I featured this Friday as well.

    The first line I will share is from the book I am currently reading, Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan and is short and to the point “Guilty.”

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