Friday, May 18, 2018

First Line Fridays (Week 53): Lake of the Cross

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: Lake of the Cross by LD Stauth

Lake of the Cross
First Line:
"I don't know why Maya agreed to get married like this."

This book is written by a local author who released her debut novel last year. I really enjoyed book 1 and when I found out book 2 was being released I couldn't wait to read it. I am not much of an outdoorsy person but I loved the setting and descriptions in this book. This book was just as good as the first, I was not disappointed. My review for book 1, Stormy Lake can be found here. My review of this book will be live this Sunday.

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. Don't you love supporting local authors? Looking forward to your review!

    “‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.’” No, I'm not reading Pride and Prejudice (again), but am reading a retelling by Debra White Smith: First Impressions.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Line comes from a book I'm reading now, The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark.....

    If loneliness were a color, it would be the deep purple of my eight year old's shirt as he walks solitary laps around the school track.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚📚

  3. This sounds like it would be a interesting story! I'll have to look for it. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Your first line intrigues me! Happy Friday! My first line is from Robin Mason’s The Silent Song of Winter.

    ” The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me.”

  5. Finding local authors is so fun! I'm sharing from L.M. Montgomery's 1926 novel The Blue Castle on my blog, but I'll share from my current read here - a novel set in the 1920’s, Ramble and Roar by Catie Cordero:

    “I wasn’t looking for death. It found me. That’s what I tell myself.”

    Happy Friday!

  6. Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Karen Barnett's novel Where the Fire Falls (#2 in her Shadows of the Wilderness series) over on my blog. Here I will share the first lines from chapter 2.

    "Clark grunted as he jostled the bags under his arm and clambered up the stairs. At her disposal? First change he got, he'd be setting this little minx straight."

    Have a great weekend!

  7. The book I'm sharing this week on my blog is Grace in Strange Disguise but here I'll share from The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke, which is the book I featured for my Memorable Monday post this week: "Emily Evans lifted a slender hand and pushed back a wisp of wayward brown hair." Have a great weekend! :)

  8. It's always good to enjoy a book that's outside of your typical reading zone. :) Happy Friday!

  9. I'm currently reading Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett. Here are the first couple of lines from chapter 10...
    "Clark strode into the Glacier Point Hotel. A burning sensation simmered in his gut, like his best campfire stew straight from the pot."

  10. That's definitely a first line that would make me want to keep reading!

    My blog post today is sharing the first line of The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristen Billerbeck. I'm currently reading Criss Cross by CC Warrens, which is all suspense:

    The ominous sound of something scraping across the cement behind me raised the hairs on the back of my neck.

    Have a great weekend!