Friday, February 9, 2018

First Line Friday (Week 39): Hidden Currents

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt

Hidden Currents
First line:
(Chapter 1)
"Today's Goals: Survive. Blend in. Resist the ice cream."

I just finished this book recently and as soon as I opened itI knew I wanted to feature it for First Line Friday. This is the first book in a new series by Christy and now I am really looking forward to see what happens in the future with these chracters.

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. What a fabulous first line! (Especially the ice cream. I love ice cream.)

    I've got the first line from The Saturday Night Supper club up on my blog, and I'm currently reading another great contemporary romance - Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh. She's one of my new favourite authors. Here's the first line:

    "I can't believe she did this to me again." Abigail Pressman stared at the computer screen in disbelief.

    1. Paper Hearts was the book that introduced me to Courtney Walsh. It was a wonderful read.

  2. Love that first line and I love Barritt's books! I'm featuring A Passionate Hope by Jill Eileen Smith over on my blog. But here I'll share the first (few) lines from the book on top of my TBR pile, Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey. "We cross the river when I see in the rearview that the cabbie has something to say to me. His voice carries over the traffic and jackhammering and the bustle of the city: 'You ain't got a chance, you know that. Right? My guys, they'll murder ya.'"

  3. I love Christy Barritt's books and this one was no exception! Can't wait to see where she takes this series.

    Four years to the day after the alien planet arrived above Earth, Sofi's papa had collapsed on the rickety front porch of their buttermilk-yellow farmhouse. --Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber

    1. I too am looking forward to seeing what happens in this series.

  4. That's a great first line! How does one resist ice cream? Definitely adding this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m featuring “The Saturday Night Supper Club” by Carla Laureano on the blog today, but my first line here will be the book I’m currently reading, “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky.

    February 1909
    Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Great pick! I enjoy Christy's stories!

  6. Over on my blog, I am featuring Heather B. Moore's novel, Worth the Risk. I am very excited to read that book. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

    Here, I will post from the novel I am currently reading, A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. It is an AMAZING story that I am enjoying wholeheartedly. I am just starting chapter 29, so I will share the first two lines from this chapter.

    Asylum, Pennsylvania
    July 1795

    Still damp with morning's dew, the cool earth soiled Vivienne's apron as she knelt in her garden, tugging weeds from between iris and yarrow. Geese soared overhead, soft brown chevrons against a sky of robin's-egg blue.

    1. I've never heard of either of your books, I will have to check them out.

  7. I love those first lines! :) Especially "resist the ice cream." My goal, too. On my blog, I'm featuring Wilted Dandelions by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield. Here I will share the first line of the book I'm currently reading, Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Stone Creek, Michigan, 1900. "Sophia Bidershem jerked awake as the train whistle blew." I wish you a wonderful weekend.

  8. Resist the ice-cream....I tell myself that all the :) Happy Friday!

  9. Great line! It's so hard to resist ice cream though, haha.

  10. Great first line!

    Josie Gallagher gripped the letter from the county manager's office with tight hands. - Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! :)

  11. Happy Friday! My first line is from Forward to What Lies Ahead by Chloe S. Flanagan:

    "Regina's cellphone buzzed sharply, shattering the silence of her apartment and making her coffee table vibrate."

  12. Love that first line!

    I'm featuring Jennifer Rodewald's Valentine's Day novella on my blog, but at the moment I'm refreshing my memory on Mary Weber's The Evaporation of Sofi Snow:

    "The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth's Fourth World War."

    Have a great weekend.