First Line Friday – 6.8.18

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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 a book I recently added to my TBR, Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett.

Beyond the Ashes

Here is the first line:

Sacramento, California
July 6, 1906

“I refuse to attend another wedding. I’m through.”


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Where better to rebuild and face one’s fears than in 1906 San Francisco, a city rising from the ashes? Ruby Marshall, a young widow, is certain she’ll discover new purpose assisting her brother Robert with his cancer research, but she doesn’t anticipate finding new love. Dr. Gerald Larkspur dreams of filling his empty home with family, but he’d always hoped it would be a wife and children. In the aftermath of the great earthquake, the rooms are overflowing with extended family and friends left homeless by the disaster. When Robert’s widowed sister arrives, the close quarters seem close indeed. Ruby and Gerald’s fledgling romance is put at risk when Gerald develops symptoms of the very disease they’re striving to cure. Together they must ask—is it worth a second chance at love when time might be short?

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10 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 6.8.18

  1. Goodness! And I thought everyone loved weddings…

    I’m sharing the first line from “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett on my blog today, but right now I’m going to share the first line from another read I recently enjoyed: The Captured Bride, by Michelle Griep.

    “It ain’t right. YOU ain’t right.”

    Don’t take it personally. 😉

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  2. OH!MY!

    My #FLF is from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

    Enjoy your weekend, Kathleen! 🙂

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  3. Great first line! I enjoy reading Karen Barnett’s books!

    Over on my blog I’m featuring Among The Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 22.
    “The wrench spun like a dial, blurring faster and faster until it flew off the side of the engine and cartwheeled in the dirt.”

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  4. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading next, Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.

    “I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.” Travis Maxwell looked across the conference table at his sisters, Lucy and Emma, hoping for confirmation, and then shoved another cinnamon roll into his mouth.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊

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  5. I’m currently reading Karen’s Where the Fire Falls – need to get to her backlist! I’m sharing from the prologue from another current read, King’s Folly by Jill Williamson, on my blog today. Here I’ll share from the first chapter:

    “A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”

    And on that cheerful note, happy Friday!

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  6. Sounds like she hasn’t found love yet . . . .

    Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.

    “Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!

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  7. Love the first line! 😂😂
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog is Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’ll share the first line from that here: “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Happy reading this weekend! 🙂

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  8. Ooh, I love this first line.

    I’m sharing about The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd on my blog today. I’m currently reading Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh so I’ll share the first line from that here:

    “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Happy weekend! 😀

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