First Line Friday #2

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Woohoo! It’s Friday!

Time for some weekend reading.

Woohoo. Week #2 on my blog. Grab the book nearest you and leave a comment with the first line.

My book to share is Made to Last by Melissa Tagg. Whenever I find a new author I like, I always go back to their debut novel. I think that’s the aspiring author in me dreaming of my own first book.

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And the first line is…

On any other day of the year, in the lull of the routine, she could almost forget the lie she lived.

Man, did this book hook me from the start. Are you wondering yet what the lie is? If you haven’t read Melissa Tagg, you should start. Humor, relatable characters, and heart-melting romance.

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.


  1. Katie Donovan

    Melissa is one of my favourite authors!

    I have the first line from Teresa Tysinger’s upcoming release on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from ‘Nightshade’ by Ronie Kendig, in honour of its recent re-release:

    “Gut pressed to the spine of his Hayabusa, Max Jacobs bore down the mountainous two-lane road.”

    Have a great weekend!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I love seeing so many people who like Melissa Tagg. Her books are amazing. Thanks for sharing. I haven’t heard of that one!

  2. Caryl Kane

    My first line comes from FIRSTBORN by Tosca Lee.

    Six weeks ago, I woke up in a cabin in the north woods of Maine with no memory of the last two years or any pertinent details of my life before.

    Happy Weekend and Happy Reading!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Oooo, intrigue.

      Happy weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Amanda Tero

    I’ve not read Melissa Tagg yet… what a first line!!!

    This week, I’m trying to put some reading time into “The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman” (for research) and “Threads of Suspicion (by Dee Henderson–my first of hers to read).

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Her books are amazing! I highly suggest it. I haven’t read Dee Henderson, but my sister reads her. I keep meaning too. 🙂

  4. Trisha

    That’s a great first line! My first line that I”m sharing today on my blog is from Sarah Sundin’s book Anchor in the Storm.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thanks for visiting! I haven’t heard of Sarah Sundin or her book! I’ll check it out.

  5. Becky Smith

    I enjoy Melissa’s books!
    Happy Friday!! My first line is from White by Denise Weimer: “The dream started the way Jennifer’s actual visit to the house at 104 Main Street, Hermon, had begun, on a road that hurtled past green fields & dust-blown wildflowers into forever, ending in a community time had forgotten.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Happy Friday. I love the end of that first line–a community time had forgotten.

  6. Andi

    Happy Memorial Day weekend! I love Melissa Tagg!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  7. Karen Sargent

    Here’s my first line today (from the prologue): “Night crept over the hills, smothering the landscape in a cocoon of darkness that would hide him in a few minutes.” — Colleen Coble’s Haven of Swans (the cover is intriguing, too!).

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I haven’t read Colleen Coble, but I have a book of hers in my TBR pile. That’s such an intriguing line! I love her book covers.

  8. Beth Erin

    I adore Melissa Tagg but I haven’t had a chance to read this one! I’m currently reading…

    The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Haden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse.

    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Interesting line!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Yes, she is! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. Andrea Stephens

    That’s a good book! I love Melissa Tagg’s books.
    Here’s my first line.
    From the prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection
    Kansas, 1865
    Abigail Melton entered the kitchen to the sight of her mother slumped over the table, a telegram clutched in one hand.

    The fictional town of Turtle Springs lost almost all their men to the Civil War.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Oh, man. 🙁 I’m already wondering what the telegram says.

  10. JaneReads

    On my blog is the first line from Irene Onorato’s upcoming release so I have decided to share the first line from a book that’s gotten buried on my kindle entitled Back Home Again by Melody Carlson.

    “Thin rays of afternoon sunlight filtered through the leaves of the old maple tree that dominated the front yard of the Howard family home.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Nice line! It’s been forever since I’ve read anything by Melody Carlson, but I love her books!

  11. Heather

    This sounds like an amazing book! I have a few of Melissa Tagg’s books waiting to be read on my Kindle, but I would love to start reading her work with her first novel. 🙂

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