First Line Friday #6

Happy Friday!

It’s Friday which means it’s time to share first lines from our favorite books.

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Today I’m sharing the first line from Karen Kingsbury’s newest release Love Story. Amazing, amazing book.

“Cody Coleman took the football field alone, the way he did most things these days.”

I have ready every one of Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter books and I can’t get enough.

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.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Katie Donovan

    Don’t tell me Cody is finally getting his turn?!

    I have the first line from Kara Isaac’s AMAZING new release “Then There Was You” on my blog, but the first line I’m sharing here is from Kara Swanson’s recent release, “The Girl Who Could See”. (It must be a Kara kind of day!)

    “On television crime shows, they never tell you how cold it is.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Oh, man! I’ve read both of Kara Isaac’s books and I can’t wait to read her 3rd. It’s on my list–and with a line like that, I’m dying over here. 🙂

  2. Caryl Kane

    Suzie shivered at Carson Snotte’s words, not the March air with its hint of lingering winter. Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

  3. Becky Smith

    My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter: “There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Oh, man. I haven’t ordered it yet.I can’t wait to read her newest book. Especially now!

  4. Amanda Tero

    I think I have read 1-2 of the Baxter series. 🙂 I like to have access to an entire series in order to read them. 😉 That hasn’t happened yet. 🙂

    On my blog is the first line from “Promise Me This” by Cathy Gohlke, but here I’ll share the first line of the book I got in the mail yesterday: “Heart on the Line” by Karen Witemeyer! This will be my first to read of hers…
    “The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      The Baxter series is so long. If you really want to read them, I’d suggest just focusing on the first five–since the series is broken up into smaller pieces. The first 5 can easily stand on their own. 🙂

      I’ve read them all.

      I haven’t read anything by Karen Witemeyer. That sounds interesting.

  5. Trisha

    I’ll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry’s new book “So Pure a Heart”.
    “Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak.”

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Intriguing. 🙂

  6. Andi

    Karen Kingsbury is a favorite for sure, and that’s a great first line! Happy Friday!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Yes! Happy Friday!

  7. Andrea Stephens

    From a book, I finally got to read from my TBR list.
    The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention.
    First line from: Count Me In by Mikal Dawn. I loved it!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I loved that book! So much romance and chemistry. 🙂

    1. momentsdippedinink

      You too…a little late. 🙂

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Happy Saturday!

  8. Beth Erin

    This is such a popular author! I think Karen’s books are the ONLY fiction my sister-in-law reads.

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I know. I started reading her books in my early teens.

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