First Line Friday #1

Woohoo! It’s Friday!

Time for some weekend reading.

New to my blog, here’s what you do. Grab the book nearest you and leave a comment with the first line.

My book to share is You’re the One That I Want by Susan May Warren, book #5 in A Christensen Family series.

And the first line is…

“No one died tonight, not if she could help it.”

Oooo, intrigue. I’m not going to lie. This first line tugged me right in and I had a hard time putting this book down.

In the comments, leave the first line from the book nearest you and then head over to see first lines from some of my blogging friends:

Reading is My Superpower

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian Books

Faithfully Bookish

Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado

Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly

Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise

A Baker’s Perspective

Joy of Reading

C Jane Read 

Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you’d like to join in on the First Line Friday fun, contact Carrie at Reading is My Superpower.

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  1. Andrea Stephens

    My niece LOVES that series. She says she will let me borrow her books the next time I come for a visit.
    Here’s my first line.
    A shiver rippled across Juanita Hoyt’s shoulders, an involuntary spasm induced by the cold metal encircling her wrists.
    -Signs of Life by Valerie Banfield

    1. momentsdippedinink

      That really tugs you in!

      I’m reading the Christensen family series completely out of order based on which ones I can get my hands on!

  2. Katie Donovan

    Welcome to First Line Friday! That was a great ending to the Christiansen Family series!

    I have the first line from Erynn Newman’s debut release ‘Out of Darkness’ on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from Johnnie Alexander’s latest release, ‘What Hope Remembers’:

    “The June sun beat on Gabe Kendall’s bare head and tapped into his childhood memories of the horse farm.”

    Happy Friday!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thank you!

      Wow–there’s a lot packed into that sentence. I have Erynn’s book on my TBR list.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thank you, Heather! I’m so excited to be part of FLF!

  3. Rachel D

    Welcome to FLF! I will now have that song from Grease stuck in my head all day hehe! “You’re the one that I want….Ooo…ooo….ooo…Honey.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Haha. Man, now I’m going to be singing it all night! Thanks. 🙂

  4. Becky Smith

    Ahhh! I love all of Susan’s books!
    Happy Friday! My first line is: “My heart beat as if it was trying to build up speed and erupt from my chest.” From Warfare:Life After Book 2 by Julie Hall. Coming out June 13th.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I just started hers. She has sooooo many. It’ll take me ages. I think I’m on my 4th–and I’m reading them all out of order. 🙂

      Man, I want to know what happened in Julie’s book to bring that kind of emotion.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I just started reading her books. Her books are long, but just pull you in. I started a different book by hers yesterday and finished it last night (even with two kids to chase around!)

  5. Karen Sargent

    So happy to meet you on First Line Friday. So…did anyone else start singing the song from GREASE “You’re the One that I Want” when you read the title of the featured book? 🙂 I think it’s going to be stuck in my head all day now. 😀

    My first line is from TURTLES IN THE ROAD, a humorous romance from mother/daughter duo Rhonda Rhea and Kaley Rhea. The book arrived yesterday, and I didn’t get to crack it open until 1:00 AM…but I just HAD to start it before bed! The first chapter is hilarious…and Piper is my new BF! — “Normally a nice long solo drive had a calming effect on Piper.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Haha. I didn’t even think about it, but now it’s going to be stuck in my head!

      Hmm…. Makes me wonder what type of effect the drive had on her instead!

  6. Caryl Kane

    Welcome to FLF! I’ve not read Susan’s books. I’ve heard great things about them.

    It’s a Regency weekend for me. Today I’ve started reading Carrie Turansky’s Edwardian Brides series.

    October 1911
    Berkshire, England

    Julia Foster lifted her gaze to the clear October sky as a lark swooped past.

    The Governess of Highland Hall


    1. momentsdippedinink

      I haven’t read much by Carrie Turansky–just one–but I loved it! I’ll have to check out more of her books. I love that era too.

  7. Andi

    Welcome to FLF!!! Susan May Warren is a favored author. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend too!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I’m loving it! Thank you!

  8. Bree Herron

    So happy to have you! Great line! This is the book I have just started to read; Mrs. Odboddy: Undercover Courier. By Elaine Faber ” Lighting flashed and thunder rattled the windows of Wilkey’s Market where Agnes pushed a little metal cart through the crowded aisle.”
    ***But I do have another great mystery up today on the blog!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thanks for stopping by! Happy Friday. Have a good weekend!

  9. Molly

    I’m so glad I joined this meme! Welcome to it too! I love Susan’s work that I’ve read but haven’t read this one yet. I’ll be checking it out!

  10. Trisha Robertson

    Such a great first line! I thought I’d share something different here than the book featured on my blog today. This book is one my son is reading.
    “Betsey Maxwell wearily trailed behind Loren as her brother dodged the muddy puddles, horse manure, and piles of crates in the narrow London street.”
    – The Thieves of Tyburn Square by: Dave & Neta Jackson
    The Trailblazer Books – Bethany House Publisher 1995

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