Friday, January 26, 2018

First Line Friday (Week 37): The View from Rainshadow Bay

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books. Today I am featuring a book that released earlier this week.
Today's book is: The View from Rainshawdow Bay by Colleen Coble

First line is:
(Chapter One)
"She never got tired of this panoramic view."

The cover of this book is gorgeous and gives us insight into what "she" could be seeing in this first line. I posted my review of this book earlier this month, and you can be found here. Even though I did not enjoy the mystery aspect so much, I really liked the characters, their interactions and the message presented.
Now it's your turn!
Let me know your first line in the comments and then head over
to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!


  1. Love Colleen Coble and her colorful covers are always eye catching.

    Here's the first line from a book I hope to get to this weekend:

    FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson had survived missions in the Middle East, been detained in Iran, escaped an ISIS death trap, and still walked and talked.

    High Treason
    by DiAnn Mills

  2. I have to admit that I'm not a huge Colleen Coble fan. But her covers are always gorgeous! Those colors!

  3. I'm reading this book in a few weeks. I am really looking forward to it. Over on my blog I am featuring the WWII-era novel, The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin. But here I will share from Jill Eileen Smith's latest, A Passionate Hope.

  4. SQUEEEE!!!! I LOVE Colleen Coble!

    Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. - Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

  5. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am showcasing Naomi Rawlings's novel Love's Bright Tomorrow. Here I will share the first line from the novel I am currently reading, Mary and Bright by Shannon Graupman.

    "Mary Bradford's heart raced as she sat on the edge of her king sized bed -- her gaze affixed on the single white sheet of paper resting on the nightstand."

  6. I loved this book - the perfect mix of romance and suspense.

    I'm sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I'm currently reading My Sister's Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It's the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn't have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here's the first line:

    The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.

  7. Hmmm...what panoramic view?! :) Great minds think alike...we both posted a Colleen Coble book! :) Happy Friday!

  8. What a beautiful cover ~ I love the colors! I need to get around to reading a Colleen Coble book soon.

  9. That is a beautiful cover. The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I'm currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller "It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month's come-out ball was about to be surpassed."

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Happy Friday! (What's left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:

    "Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared."

  11. Every time I see this cover I wonder why they made it so similar to another of her recent books. But I digress...

    I have the first line from Tamara Leigh's latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I'm going to share the first line from my current read, 'Weaver's Needle' by Robin Caroll:

    "Unless you get one of those miracles they're always talking about in church, I don't see how you'll be able to keep the business open into spring."

    Have a great weekend. :-)

  12. I can't wait to read that book & I'm so in love with that cover! My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke's Until We Find Home: "Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres."