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Friday, January 20, 2017

First Line Fridays - 1/20/17 - A Hope Undaunted


Happy Friday to you my friends! 

I am so excited to share my First Line with you today! It comes from a book that I have been longing to read and got as a Christmas present! Yay! Hopefully, I will be able to start it in the next few weeks. I have started The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker...It is SO good!  
But FIRST...In case you missed it, I had a very special post yesterday here on the blog. Tips for the Bookish World. Click on the link to find out more. I had so much fun writing it, I am thinking I will start writing bookish posts on a more regular basis!


Now, for my first line...I had the very great honour of meeting Julie Lessman in Nashville this summer. I will never forget her reaction when she heard my name, "Rachel Dixon? Oh! I pray for your mom every day! How is she doing?" THAT my friends, is Julie Lessman in a nutshell. She is such a caring person with a heart of gold. (My mom is doing great by the way, she had a couple surgeries over the summer and fall.) And my dear friend Abi knows how much I adore Julie and so she got me JULIE'S favorite book of hers. SO without further ado...I give you....

Boston, Massachusetts, May 1929
"Now this is how love should be - nice and neat."


I really DID meet Julie Lessman.
Post your first line below and head over to see what First Lines my lovely friends have today!

Beth Erin - Faithfully Bookish
Katie - Fiction Aficionado 
Andi - Radiant Light

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21 comments:

Fiction Aficionado said...

What a beautiful story (about Julie Lessman). I haven't read one of hers yet, but they're in my TBR mountain!

My first line comes from my favourite art fraud investigator, Serena Jones in 'Another Day, Another Dali' by Sandra Orchard:

"I tore my gaze from the porch that wrapped around the drug dealer’s house and cringed at the number on my phone’s display.
Mom said there’d be days like this."

Caryl Kane said...

I have A Hope Undaunted in my TBR. I hope to meet Julie in September.

It was a terrible night to die. Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

englishmysteriesblog said...

That's so awesome that you were able to meet one of your favorite authors--and what a lovely story to go along with it. :) I still have some of her books in my bookcase that I need to read--The Daughters of Boston series.

My first line for the week is:

A Spy's Devotion by Melanie Dickerson

April 1811. London, England.

"Mr. Nicholas Langdon wasn't supposed to be here. Miss Julia Grey blinked, but he was still standing across the room from where she sat at the pianoforte."

Happy reading and happy Friday!

Julie Lessman said...

Aw, Rachel, you made me tear up, girlfriend -- what a sweet thing to say! It was my honor and pleasure to meet you in Nashville and ESPECIALLY to learn that Mom is doing well. God is good!

I hope you like AHU as much as I loved writing it, my friend, so happy reading!

I'm reading Laura Frantz's brilliant A Moonbow Night and here's the first line:

What cannot be cured must be endured.

HUGS!!
Julie

Andrea Stephens said...

My first line comes from a book coming out Feb. 24, 2017 Spring Raine by Delia Latham.

For a moment she couldn't breathe, and then the barest whisper passed her lips--half spontaneous praise and half simple awe.

Rachel said...

She is a wonderful author!!!

Rachel said...

Oooooh I hope you get to meet her! She is a firecracker!!!

Rachel said...

Oh I was so honored!!! Ooooh I love Melanie!!!!

Rachel said...

Thank you Julie! HUGS!!!

Rachel said...

Ooooh I like this!

Pam K. said...

"Only a limited patch of Earth could claim the privilege of belonging to Texas. Not that he despised the rest of the world for its misfortune, but there was a difference."--For the Record by Regina Jennings.

Janet W. Ferguson said...

That is just such a sweet story about Julie! I love it. I'm too tired right now to find a book... One of those days. I just walked in the door and saw this. Maybe in a little while :)

Rachel said...

Oooh this was a fun one!

Rachel said...

Ohhhh trust me! I get it!

Sarah said...

This week my first line is from "Hunting the President: Threats, Plots, and Assassination Attempts - from FDR to Obama."

"President Roosevelt, the only president elected four times, who led America during the Great Depression and through World War II, was the target of would-be assassins who threatened to bomb his train, blow up the White House, and simply shoot him."

This week my first line is from "Hunting the President: Threats, Plots, and Assassination Attempts - from FDR to Obama."

"President Roosevelt, the only president elected four times, who led America during the Great Depression and through World War II, was the target of would-be assassins who threatened to bomb his train, blow up the White House, and simply shoot him."

Happy Reading, Rachel!!

Rachel said...

Ooooohhhh!!!!!

Beth Erin said...

What a weekend!!! Better late than never ;)

Huge hands ripped at Cole Sanders' shirt and ripped him away from Audrey Vaughn's embrace.

Tackling the Fields by Janet W. Ferguson

Sydney Anderson said...

May 1813

​Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?

~A Viscount's Proposal by Melanie Dickerson

Rachel said...

Haha! I have been there! Ohhhhh This is an interesting start!

Rachel said...

Ohhhh that is a good one! I can't wait to read it!

Sydney Anderson said...

Better late than never...

Paris, France
May 1719

"You shouldn't be here." With gentle authority, Julianne Chevalier ushered a man twice her age to the doorway of his young wife's lying-in chamber.

`Mark of the King by Jocelyn Green