First Line Friday #15

Oh, man. I’m sorry about the hiatus. Things have been a little crazy down here in Florida. My son’s 2nd birthday is on Tuesday so we’re preparing for our small celebration. It’s Swaptember at our local zoo–the month when members can go somewhere else for free. We’re thinking the aquarium.

What are your weekend plans?

 I’m currently working on my TBR pile. I’ve been a fan of Denise Hunter’s books for years, but I haven’t read them all. I recently downloaded Seaside Letters on my Kindle. I haven’t read it yet, but it’s next on my list.

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About the Book

Sabrina never intended to fall in love with Tucker McCabe, the man she serves coffee to every morning at a Nantucket cafe especially since he’s unwittingly tied to a past she deeply regrets. A past that is so riddled with mistakes, it has separated her from God. But she’s fallen hard and isn’t sure how long she can hide her feelings.

When Tucker learns Sabrina is the research assistant for a local mystery writer, he asks Sabrina to help him with a little sleuthing of his own . . . locating an elusive woman he’s fallen for online.

If Sabrina accepts the job, she’ll spend her evenings in close proximity to a man who can never be hers. If she turns him down, he’ll hire someone else and that would be a disaster. Because if someone else sifts through all those letters and finds out the truth, Tucker will discover her secret . . . that the person he’s trying to find is her.

An inspiring Christian romance that reminds us that love covers a multitude of sins.

First Lines

“Sabrina Kincaid heard the jingle of the cafe’s glass door opening and glanced at the clock above the workstation: 7:12 on the dot. She grabbed the fresh pot, turned toward the tables crowding the Cobblestone Cafe, then headed straight to his table–might as well get it over with–table seven, a two-topper near the front.”

Does it tug you in yet? It does for me. Check out the 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

Cross Romance

It’s Storytime With Van Daniker

Iola Goulton

Christian Fiction Girl

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

Your Turn

In the comments below, share a line from the book nearest you. The first line might interest a fellow reader in the book which in turns helps spread the word about some of our favorite authors.


  1. Katie Donovan

    Ahh, the tangled web!

    I’ve got the first line from Janet Ferguson’s new release, Magnolia Storms, on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from my current read: Many Sparrows, by Lori Benton (Oh. My. Word! ❤️ )

    “Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now.”

    It feels wrong, somehow, to follow that up with ‘have a good weekend’, but I hope you do! 🙂

  2. Becky Smith

    Definitely on my list to read!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from A Christmas to Remember by Linda Brooks Davis:

    1908 4 days until Christmas
    “The line of delicate stitches blurred to a crimson smudge.”

  3. Rebecca Van Daniker

    Sounds like an interesting read!

    I’m sharing about “The League and the Lantern” by Brian Wells over at my blog today, but the closest book to me (which is on my Kindle at the moment) is “All of You” by Sarah Monzon.

    Present Day, 100 Miles off the Coast of Virginia

    Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack.

  4. Trisha

    Sounds like it would be good!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Paula S.

    A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer :
    October 15, 1940
    Will Fleming sprinted down the street. The soles of his black Oxfords pounded the cobblestones, yet his footfalls went unheard over the air raid siren’s howl.

  6. Iola

    I don’t think my kids even know there was such a thing as film canisters. They were useful for a lot of random things, but I never made a rocket out of one!
    I remember reading this, years ago. I enjoyed the romance, but there was one plot point that bothered me, because it didn’t make sense for the character (but I don’t know if it bothered anyone but me!).

    If you enjoy this, you’ll also enjoy Sweetbriar Cottage. It was brilliant.

    I’m sharing from Jewel of the Stars by Adam David Collings on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Uncharted Hope by Keely Brooke Keith. Here’s the first line:

    At half past nine, boots scuffed the pavestones outside the medical cottage, followed by a rapid-fire knock.

  7. Alicia

    What a good first line ~ I want to know who she is expecting at 7:12!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Andi

    You can’t go wrong with a Denise Hunter book! Happy weekend!

  9. Nicole

    Sounds like a book I need to check out!!!

    Right now, I’m reading Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray. It’s the final novel in the Lone Star Hero trilogy. The first line is:

    “There was almost nothing there. Almost.”

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