Friday, June 29, 2018

First Line Friday (Week 59): Lightning and Lawmen

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: Lightning and Lawmen by Shanna Hatfield

Lightning and Lawmen
First Line:
"It's an unmitigated disaster."

A few weeks ago I picked up books 1-4 of this series with plans to start them soon. It hasn't happened yet (too many new books being released). Yesterday I happened to see that this book was just released and since it is book 5, I had to pick it up to add to my TBR. I will have a series binge reading happening soon!
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. Happy Friday!

    The email from Jay's wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. - Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

  2. What a first line!

    I'm featuring the first line from 'The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond' by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I'm going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    'Land sakes it was hot.'

  3. My first line is from No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ellie Webb made her way down the steep incline of the favela, where hundreds of homes sat packed together in a sprawling maze of steep streets and unpaved narrow alleys.

    This one is a page turner!

  4. On my blog, I'm featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I'll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser's Searching for Eternity: "I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day's work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program."

    Have a blessed weekend! :-)

  5. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham's debut book "The Hope of Azure Springs." I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I'll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    "Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I'm sharing about "The Hawaiian Discovery" by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I'm currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called "Choice of the Mighty" by Kenyon T. Henry, I'll share my first line from there.

    "He walked alone down the sidewalk."

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Looking forward to reading Shanna's book!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    "At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews's back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey."

  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from Courtney Walsh's "Just Let Go" - "He shouldn't be here."

    Have a great weekend!

  9. You better go reading! lol I hope you can stop by:


  10. Oh that cover! I love the purple throughout!

    I just finished reading Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan...
    Guilty. That's the only possible verdict.

  11. Any book that can use the phrase "unmitigated disaster" in the first line has to be a winner.

    I'm sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I'm reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It's ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more ... Anyway, here's the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

  12. Happy Friday!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I'll share the book I'm currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: "'She dead?' Em heard a man's voice from somewhere above her." Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. Wow! What an opening line! I know what you mean--there are so many wonderful books being released this year. :) Happy reading Jane!