First Line Friday #51: The Last Summer


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First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, reader friends! We have three current giveaways and our third Kid Lit Favorites post!

It’s time to peek at a first line and chat books in the comments!!! Today, I’m sharing brand new release from a new-to-me author that I’m eager to try on for size! Let me know if y’all have read her books!

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

The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce goodreads | amazon

I never meant for any of it to happen.

Yep, that’s all ya get! Brandy was kind enough to send the first few lines but that first one is such a great hook, I decided to leave y’all yearning for more. 😉


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

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Reading is My Superpower
Bookworm Mama
Singing Librarian Books
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
Moments Dipped in Ink
Cafinated Reads

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know at Reading is My Superpower!


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    Happy Friday! My first line is from Karen Kirst’s new LIH book The Engagement Charade, coming out July 1st (and it’s REALLY good!): “Alexander Copeland’s one goal in life was to be left alone.”

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      I like those tough guy characters, they usually turn out to be big softies!

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    That is a good first line… kind of makes me apprehensive to read on! What would I discover??

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      Right?!! It’s a good thing I wasn’t holding it in my hands or I wouldn’t have gotten this post finished since I’d be completely sucked in!!!

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    Silvery moonlight slanted through the closed shutters, faintly illuminating Caroline Fletcher’s bedroom.

    Candle in the Darkness (Refiner’s Fire Book 1) by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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    Deep in a narrow hollow among gentle mountain foothills, a hungry little red fox crouched perfectly still beside a shallow, flowing stream.

    Strong Fox by Stan Cartwright and Edna Dixon, a children’s book/Native American tale

    A strange one to include here, but it’s the one I’m reading. 🙂

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      I love seeing children’s books (and even cookbooks) pop up on First Line Friday! Thank you for sharing, April! 😀

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    Finally getting to “A Portrait of Emily Price” by Katherine Reay.
    “Piccolo. The restaurant matched its name- a tiny and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick walk leading from its front door to the parking lot.”

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    “She was so young and lovely, in her late twenties, but she was dying of cervical cancer, which had spread to many parts of her body.”
    More Glimpses of Heaven by Trudy Harris

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    Talk about a hook! That’s a great one.

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    “My daddy used to tell me the best way to stay out of trouble was to think about tomorrow before you act today.” from The Raven by Mike Nappa (Coffey & Hill, #2)

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    Happy Friday!
    My first line is:
    “It started with a phone call, deceptively simple and easy to ignore.” ~All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda.

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

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    Talk about a hook! I haven’t read anything by her yet.

    I’m starting a novella by Melissa Tagg called “Three Little Words”. The first line is “Seven years shouldn’t feel like such a gaping span of time.”

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    I LOVE the new look! SO MUCH! Happy Friday! (Eeeep I got around to commenting this week ON FRIDAY…at least my time it is still Friday)

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      Thank you, dear friend!!! I’m super impressed with you! It’s now Saturday evening and I’m still catching up 🙂

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    Great first line! I will be reading and reviewing this book soon for Carrie’s book tour. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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