First Line Friday #55: Matchmaker for Hire


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Faithfully Bookish

Happy Friday, reader friends! First order of business today is a little housekeeping, we had a little glitch for yesterday’s #tbt post.

WordPress and I had words and the guilty party (ahem… me) regrets the late night blogging binge snafu. My apologies for bungling the email notifications! Hop on over if you missed the post featuring one of my all-time favorites, Ante Up!

Don’t miss out on our current giveaways! You can always check out more bookish opportunities on our Pinterest book giveaway board! 

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!

First Line Fridays on Faithfully Bookish

Matchmaker for Hire by Rachel John

Matchmaker for Hire by Rachel Johngoodreads | amazon

Alison took a deep breath as she grabbed her car keys off the counter and picked up her purse. This was it. Tonight she would try dating again, sort of.

Thanks so much to Rachel John for sharing those first few lines with us!
I’m so intrigued by this story and I enjoyed reading her reality television romance, Bethany’s New Reality, last year!

Faithfully Bookish

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
Romances of the Cross

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 us from A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren: “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

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    I love a nice romance every once in awhile 🙂

    I just started Cara Putnam’s Beyond Justice. “If he didn’t find that flash drive now, he would have to disappear.”

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    Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia.

    The past, as we have been told so many times, is a foreign country where things are done differently.

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    Mrs. Ferrars died on the night of the 16th – 17th September– a Thursday.” This first line is from, “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,” by Agatha Christie.

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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    Love that first line…it reminds of a book I just finished, The Last Summer. Excellent book. 🙂

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    Good morning Beth!

    My first line Friday is from To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander…
    Nashville, Tennessee, August 9, 1871…
    “Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.”


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    Mr.—–. I glanced down at my seating chart, heart drumming in my ears. From Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer.

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      Oh that is a great hook! I have to make sure that book is on my tbr 🙂

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    I am so glad it’s Friday!
    My first line is from Anne Love’s “The Gardener’s Daughter” in the Of Rags and Riches romance collection.
    Thump, Thump. She could plant herself in a library world such as this one forever.

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    This is my first time to participate!

    The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled. The Road to Paradise – Karen Barnett

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