Friday, September 15, 2017

First Line Friday - Week 19

Happy Friday!!!

This week I am highlighting a book I read back in January. This was an emotional read, but one I really enjoyed as I watched the characters grow. And don't you love the cover? My review can be found here.

Today's book is: Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh

Change of Heart

"Everlyn Brandt stood in her kitchen, the sound of uptight laughter filtering in from the dining room. Hosting the Loves Park Chamber Ladies hadn't been her idea. Christopher told her a good politician's wife had to put herself out there. So she did."


  1. I remember this one! Definitely emotional.

    I've got the first line from Janet Ferguson's new release, Magnolia Storms, on my blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from my current read: Many Sparrows, by Lori Benton (Oh. My. Word! ❤️ )

    "Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now."

    It feels wrong, somehow, to follow that up with 'have a good weekend', but I hope you do! 🙂

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from A Christmas to Remember by Linda Brooks Davis:

    1908 4 days until Christmas
    "The line of delicate stitches blurred to a crimson smudge."

  3. This was an emotional read for sure! It was soo good though.

    I'm sharing about "The League and the Lantern" by Brian Wells over at my blog today, but the closest book to me (which is on my Kindle at the moment) is "All of You" by Sarah Monzon.

    Present Day, 100 Miles off the Coast of Virginia

    Lieutenant Michael "Finch" Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack.

  4. I've not read this one yet. I'll have to add it to my #TBR.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. A Secret Courage by Tricia Goyer :
    October 15, 1940
    Will Fleming sprinted down the street. The soles of his black Oxfords pounded the cobblestones, yet his footfalls went unheard over the air raid siren’s howl.

  6. I need to read more Courtney Walsh novels. This sounds great.

    I don’t think my kids even know there was such a thing as film canisters. They were useful for a lot of random things, but I never made a rocket out of one!

    I’m sharing from Jewel of the Stars by Adam David Collings on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Uncharted Hope by Keely Brooke Keith. Here’s the first line:

    At half past nine, boots scuffed the pavestones outside the medical cottage, followed by a rapid-fire knock.

  7. I haven't read anything by this author before, so I will have to look up her books. Happy Saturday!

  8. This one sounds interesting, just by the first line ~ I'll have to add it to the TBR pile!
    Have a blessed weekend! :-)

  9. This book is definitely on my TBR list!

    Right now, I'm reading Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray. It's the final novel in the Lone Star Hero trilogy. The first line is:

    "There was almost nothing there. Almost."

  10. My first line is : from an Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter.
    The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soo. Leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.