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First Line Fridays - 11/18/16 - The Sound of Diamonds

Friday, November 18, 2016

You know what day it is! FRIDAY!!! Which means it is time to grab the book that you are the closest too and post your First Line!

The weather here is definitely edging towards winter. We had our FIRST SNOW on Wednesday! YAY!!! This year I am so excited to relax and revel in the beauty of the holidays. After the last 2 years of driving to clinic every week or two and spending long hours waiting for test results...I am so thankful to rest easy this season and enjoy family! 

I CAN NOT believe that THANKSGIVING is less than a week away. So honor of the addition to posting your First Line, I ask that you post at least one thing that you are thankful for this week. I will start by saying that I am thankful to have my family healthy and together. May not seem like a unique statement, but to us, that means life. When our child was threatened by an immune deficiency, there was no telling where we would be two years down the road. I am so very thankful to the doctors, nurses, CNAs, and all medical personnel that helped to save my baby's life.

OK! NOW...on to my first line! I am excited to share this book with you today! The Sound of Diamonds by Rachelle Rea Cobb is full of adventure and I am hooked! Be on the lookout for my review coming soon.

Leiden, the Low Countries,
the Netherlands
23 August 1566
A crash shook the nun's cell I had called my own since seeking refuge in my mother's homeland.

Post your First Line and what you are thankful for below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today! 

Please help me welcome Heather from Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen to our First Line fun! So glad to have you join us Heather!!!

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower.


  1. i love this series!! I am thankful that tomorrow it's supposed to be cooler here too :D

    1. Yay for cooler weather! We have snow in the forecast again this week!

  2. I LOVE Rachelle's books!!! Good choice!!

    My first line:

    Cactus Creek, Texas
    Saturday, March 31, 1888

    "You'd think after all this time I'd be over him."

    Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

  3. From Finding Margo, "In the heat of the summer, under a dark sky of a moonless night, three Amish children disappeared from their bed, never to be seen again.

  4. Thanks Rachel! I'm excited to be a part of the team! :)

  5. This book is in my Kindle list waiting to be read. :)

    AUGUST 1866

    Matt Tucker could take people for only so long and then he had to get up in the mountains, all the way up where he was more likely to run into a golden eagle than a man. - Now & Forever (Wild At Heart Book 2) by Mary Connealy

    1. I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK!!!! Favorite one of the series!!!

  7. "Miss Arabella Beckett had always been proud of the fact she'd never ended up in jail. She could no longer make that claim." From A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

  8. Sorry I'm running late. Taking advantage of having my hubby home and doing some Christmas shopping.

    My first line comes from The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

    April 1930 Heart's Bend, Tennessee

    The morning began like every other weekday, with Cora making her way up the back walk to the shop, unlocking the door and clicking on the lights.

    1. You are not as late as I am! Glad you got to spend some time with him!!!

  9. I'm bringing up the rear this week!!!

    "Kacey didn't want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return." - Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

  10. "Shelby Sparks couldn't breathe." (and with good reason! - my words!) by Vannetta Chapman is what I am reading.
    I am thankful that the wild fires are being more contained in places.

    1. That is something to be thankful for! Thanks for stopping by!

    2. That is something to be thankful for! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. This is so fun, Rachel! Please forgive me for taking so very long to comment! I'm woefully late (I blame Thanksgiving week haha) but I'm oh-so-honored that you posted *my* first line! I also love this post. I didn't know that about your baby! So very glad and thankful that your family is enjoying a different, more holiday-ish kind of Thanksgiving instead of having to drive to clinic, etc.

    I happen to have my friend Tessa Hall's Unwritten Melody nearest to me now, and the first line is: "I once thought the white baby grand piano that stood in our living room was for decoration." It's a great YA book. :)

    1. Oh, no worries! This time of year is so busy! Thank you for stopping by!!!

    2. Oh, no worries! This time of year is so busy! Thank you for stopping by!!!


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