Friday, September 8, 2017

First Line Friday - Week 18

Happy Friday!!!

This week I am reading a book that will be releasing Sept. 12th. I have enjoyed quite a few books by Robert Whitlow before so when I saw he had a new one coming out I jumped at the chance to preview it.

Today's book is: A Time to Stand by Robert Whitlow

A Time to Stand

"The cornstalks were waist high, poised for the explosion of growth that would bring them to head-high maturity under the smiling Georgia sun. Six men, hoes in hand, reached the end of their rows with choreographed efficiency."


  1. Interesting! I know Robert Whitlow writes legal thrillers, so I'm interested in where this one is going to go.

    I'm sharing from Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson over on my blog today, but I'll share the next on my to-read pile here: Unblemished by Sara Ella:

    This is all my fault.
    She'll lose her soul because of me.

    Okay, so that's two lines. Now I want to keep reading ...

  2. I love a good legal thriller. I just finished Randy Singer's new one. Wowee! Definitely a good one!

    I’m featuring Nicole Deese’s new book, “A New Shade of Summer” on my blog this week, but I’ve FINALLY managed to get around to reading Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”, and I almost didn’t even want to put it down to do the First Line Friday rounds! But I’ve forced myself to share the first line:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

  3. I enjoy legal thrillers. I'll have to check out these authors!

    Come to a turable mountain that tried us almost to death to git over it.

    APRIL 1777

    What cannot be cured must be endured. A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz


  4. My first line is going to be the first paragraph because It is short! It’s from These Healing Hills by Ann Gabhart. And her writing has captured me again!
    Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared. She’d studied the Frontier Nursing information until she almost knew it by heart. That should have given her a glimpse into this place.

    There are sooo many good quotes to glean from this book and I’m only on page 53!

  5. On my blog this week I'm sharing the first line from a book I just finished. The Case of the Clobbered Cad. It was a fun story to read.
    I'll share here the first line from a book my son is currently reading.
    Tree Tall and the Whiteskins by Shirlee Evans
    "Tree Tall crept through the high dew-damp grass along the creek bank. It was early. The sun was not yet over the hill."

  6. My first line on my blog is from Colleen Coble. But I grabbed a book beside me for here.
    "He'd found her." by The Texan's Courtship Lessons by Noelle Marchand. My mom gave this book to me and I haven't read it yet.

  7. I enjoy his books! Happy Friday!

  8. Happy Friday!!

    My first line is from For Such a Moment by Marie Wells Coutu:

    “Ellen Nielson scanned the large office, seeking a secret corner where she could escape.”

  9. Beautiful first line! Great imagery.

    My quote comes from The Pursuit of Lady Harriet by Rachel Anderson. This is book #3 in series. I highly recommend all three novels!

    "'How dreadful it would be to live on one's own permanently,' Lady Harriet Cavendish said to no one in particular as she walked through a thick grove of pines in Askern, Yorkshire."