First Line Friday #46: Dying for Love


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First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, reader friends! Don’t miss the current giveaways! You’ll also find me over at Inkwell Inspirations and Diversity Between the Pages today!

It’s time again to peek at a first line and chat books in the comments!!!

After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more book recommendations!

Dying for Love by Cara Putman

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Dying for Love by Cara Putman

Ciara Turner sucked in a breath, trying to calm the adrenaline addicted hummingbirds filling her stomach as she straightened her shoulders and adjusted her grasp on her attaché case.

 This little prequel definitely got my attention, I am looking forward to this series! I enjoyed the sweet romance and legal suspense!

 Hidden Justice series

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 So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

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Kathleen Denly
Lauraine’s Notes
With a Joyful Noise
A Baker’s Perspective
Joy of Reading


and welcome to our newest addition:

C Jane Read


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    Good morning! Read this book with a box of tissues nearby. My first line is from, “Stars in the Grass,” by Ann Marie Stewart.
    “We rushed upward into the night sky, lifted by an unseen force.”

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    I’ve enjoyed this series from Cara Putman so far! I have the first line from Tamara Leigh’s ‘The Vexing’ on my blog today, but I’m going to leave you with the first line from ‘Still Falling’ by Crystal Walton, releasing on 17th May:

    “On his way to their squad car, NYPD Officer Josh D’Angelo fanned away a sense of dread rising with the steam coming through the subway grates.”

    Happy Friday 🙂

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    April 16,1746 – Drumossie Moor, Scotland–the Culloden Estate

    Brody MacCaulay woke to a pounding head and gut-wrenching thirst.

    From Masquerade Marriage by Anne Greene

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    I’m excited about Cara Putman’s new series!

    My first line comes from The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White.

    AUGUST 13, 1814

    She could set fire to the letter in her pocket and it would still be true.

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    On my blog today I’m sharing a line from Pepper Basham’s book The Thorn Healer. I wanted to share something different in the comment, so I’m choosing a book that my son is currently reading.

    “As soon as she heard the first pop, pop, pop of the distant muskets, the young mother extinguished the morning fire and closed and barred the cabins shutter.” Abandoned on the Wild Frontier (The Trailblazer books) by: Dave & Neta Jackson Bethany House, 1995

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    This is the first sentence:
    “I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.” ~ Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

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    On my blog today is the first line from Irene Hannon’s Sea Rose Lane so I am going to leave the first line from Between the Reins by Liz Isaacson that is releasing on May 16th. “The barn door banged open as Gil, one of the male counselors, burst through it, “Owen, there’s a fight we need your help with.”

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    Happy Friday, Beth! I haven’t read this series yet, looking forward to it. Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!

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    First line from No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer. (Not first line of the prologue, but of the story.) “Emma Chandler yanked the hostile note free of the nail that had tacked it to the church door.”

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      Oh! That is one of my favorites!!! Thank you for sharing it and thank you for stopping by, Davalynn!!!

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    HAPPY FRIDAY my dear friend!

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    “The pilot’s bringing the plane back?”
    from When I Found You by Kate James

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      OH yes, I need to read some more Kate James!!! Thank you, Kay! Have a great weekend!

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    “adrenaline addicted hummingbirds”—perfect line and imagery!

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    Neat first liner! 🙂 I’ve seen this author around, but haven’t read her yet.

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    I love a first line that tells us a lot about the character. This is definitely one of those. 🙂

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