Friday, June 1, 2018

First Line Friday (Week 55): In the Presence of Mine Enemies

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: In the Presence of Mine Enemies by Debbie Viguie

15th book of the series!

In the Presence of Mine Enemies
First Line:
"Detective Mark Walters usually liked Sundays."

A few years ago I came across book one, The Lord is My Shephard, of this series and decided to give it a try after discovering that the main character was a church secretary, since I have a bit of experience with this position, I was intirgued immediately. I gave it a try and quickly became attached to Cindy. After reading all fourteen books that lead up to this one, I have become a bit invested in this series. This is a mystery series with a bit of romance included at times, but be warned each book has ended with a cliffhanger.

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. Interesting concept!

    I'm featuring the first line from 'A Solace of Water' by Elizabeth Byler Younts this week, but as Ronie Kendig has just released the new and revised edition of Wolfsbane (one of my all-time favourite books!) I'm going to share the first line of that here:

    Blood dripped into his left eye.

    May 1, 1815

    We observed the first of May as we always did. - The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

    Happy Weekend!

  3. Wow, 15th in a series! Impressive.

    More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer is on my reading agenda this weekend, so I'll share the first lines from that: 1879--Fannin County, TX
    "Don't lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I'm sure we'll find good homes for each of you."

  4. Sounds like a interesting collection of stories!
    Over on my blog I'm featuring the first line from Tara Johnson's "Engraved on the Heart". Here I'll share the first line from chapter 14.
    "Keziah wrapped the cloak around her shoulders and eased her bedroom door open, wincing at the gentle creak that echoed down the dark hallway."

    Do be sure to drop by my blog page and enter the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. That's quite a cover! I just finished reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter... "Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge fencing team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brook's and White's, was bored."

    Happy reading!

  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from Mail-Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark:

    "Garret Stevenson kicked the snow off his boots, climbed the steps to the roofed platform of the Union Pacific Railroad station and stopped."

  7. Good first line! One of my current reads is A Proposal to Die For, the first Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery by Vivian Conroy:

    'Marry me.' The whispered words reached Lady Alkene Callender's ears just as she was reaching for the gold lighter on the mantelpiece to relight the cigarette in her ivory holder.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. This series sounds super interesting! I'm intrigued! Happy Saturday!

  9. On my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Tessa Afshar's upcoming novel, Thief of Corinth, due out in July. Here I will post the first line from the novel I'm about to begin, This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller.

    November, 1852
    Canadian Rocky Mountains

    "I am the luckiest man alive."

    Makes you want to read to find out why he's the luckiest man alive, huh?! Lol! 😊

  10. This looks like an interesting read.

    I'm sharing about "No One Ever Asked" by Katie Ganshert on the blog, but I'm currently reading, "The Weaver's Daughter" by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Alarm's menacing sting picked Kate Dearborne's consciousness and hurried her steps.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!