Friday, May 12, 2017

First Line Friday - Week 1

I am excited to be joining some blogging friends in their weekly First Line Friday feature. The first line of a book can set the tone, get you into the setting or put you inside a characters head.
Today's book is: Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon

"He was going to hit that pickup truck. As the vehicle in front of him screeched to a halt, Eric Nash flung his cell toward the passenger seat, clenched the wheel, and jammed the BMW's brake to the floor."

(okay so that's two lines ... my first week and I've already stretched the rules, but you'll forgive me right?)

This line gets you inside Eric's head and sets the tone that things are not going well for him. I am currently halfway through this book and enjoying it so far look for my review to come shortly.
Now it's your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Then join in more First Line fun by visiting these blogs:


  1. Welcome to the #FirstLineFridays blog hop! 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

  2. Welcome to FLF!

    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.

  3. Welcome to the FLF fun, Jane!! We're so happy to have you joining us! :)

  4. I love that y'all are a twosome! Welcome to you also C!!!

  5. Hi ladies! Welcome to our gang! Have a great weekend!

  6. Welcome to First Line Fridays Jane! :)

  7. SO happy you are joining us for FLF! Welcome to our crazy group!

  8. I'm excited to post my first one next week! This looks like a fun Meme! Here's my first line from the book I'm reading:

    "Mattie Fisher sat at the table in her large kitchen and fingered the tiny onesie her eldest daughter, Veronica, found in Mattie's hope chest last year." The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston

    I love your blog and am now a follower! Hope you'll follow me too!

  9. Closest book to me? Okay, let's see if you know what this is from.

    "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

  10. Welcome to FLF!!! :) Ooh...great line!!! :D

  11. Welcome to First Line Friday! The first line on my blog this week comes from Tamara Leigh's "The Vexing", so I'm going to share a different one here, from "Still Falling" by Crystal Walton, which will release on 17 May:

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