First Line Friday – 07.12.19

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Welcome to First Line Fridays! The day we grab the book closest to us and share the first line. Join the fun and discover your next read!

Today I’m featuring, the first line of Tara Johnson’s latest masterpiece, Where Dandelion’s Bloom. And masterpiece is not a word I throw around. I’ll be sharing my official review here on the blog later this month, but I *just* finished reading this novel and can’t resist letting you all know that if you haven’t grabbed your copy yet you need to!

Where Dandelions Bloom

Here are the first lines:

June 4, 1851
New York City

Gabriel Avery hit the unforgiving pavement with a grunt. Above him, the thin, dirty faces of his foes looked down on him with sneers.

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Cassie Kendrick is on the run. Her abusive father arranged her marriage to a despicable man, but she’s discovered an escape. Disguised as a man, Cassie enlists in the Union army, taking the name Thomas Turner. On the battlefields of the Civil War, keeping her identity a secret is only the beginning of her problems, especially after she meets Gabriel Avery, a handsome young photographer.

Anxious to make his mark on the world and to erase the darkness and guilt lurking from his past, Gabriel works with renowned photographer Matthew Brady to capture images from the front lines of the war. As Gabriel forges friendships with many of the men he encounters, he wonders what the courageous, unpredictable Thomas Turner is hiding.

Battling betrayal, their own personal demons, and a country torn apart by war, can Cassie and Gabriel learn to forgive themselves and trust their futures to the God who births hope and healing in the darkest places?

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

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23 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 07.12.19

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first couple of lines from No Greater Love by Gina Holder. It’s a really good book! I’m currently on chapter 25, so I’ll share the first line from there.

    “If his sister fluffed his pillow one more time, Hamilton was going to lose his last shred of sanity.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend. 😀❤📚

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  2. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m featuring the first line from No Greater Love by Gina Holder but It’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 15 here: “Kathleen tucked her legs under the steering wheel of her rental.” Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time!

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  3. Can’t wait to read Dandelions!
    My first line is from The Express Bride by Kim Woodhouse:
    Prologue:
    St. Louis, March 1834
    With shaking limbs, she climbed into the plush carriage awaiting her, the precious bundle in her arms worth far more than the money, trinkets and trunks of clothing she left behind.
    Wonderful book. Check out the whole series of The Daughters of the Mayflower.

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  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Edge of Truth” by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    “The hair on Kara Nelson’s neck prickled as she sat behind the wheel of her car parked near the Miami Beach Marina. Something wasn’t right.”

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  5. That sounds like a very interesting book! I am still reading the same book as last week, “Hello Again” by Heather Tullis. I am currently on chapter 29 so I will share that first line here: “In the morning as Piper got ready for work she glanced out the window and noticed Spencer’s carpool ride was pulling up to the building. Congratulations on your book contract! 🙂

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  6. Happy Friday! I so want to read this book! I’m sharing from The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman on my blog today. I’m only a few pages in, and this is my favorite line so far:

    “Her stomach did a slow roll at the unexpected lilt of an Irish brogue.”

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