Friday, August 17, 2018

First Line Friday (week 66): Corsets and Cuffs

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: Corsets and Cuffs by Shanna Hatfield
Corsets and Cuffs
First Line:
"Flames better be shooting from the buildings in town, a dead body sprawled in the stree, and a wall blown off the bank by a gang of robbers, or you're gonna have to come up with some goldurn dandy reason for dragging me away from Ian and Maggie's wedding."

I recently finished reading this series, entitled Baker City Brides, by Shanna Hatfield. Each book was filled with plenty of laughs, a bit of mystery and lots of romance. I highly recommend checking out this series (or others by Ms. Hatfield).
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 book I am sharing on my blog today is A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal but the book I'm currently reading is The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Since it was my FLF last week I'll share the first line from chapter 20 where I am now: "'You know you live in a creepy old house, don't you?' Christen stood from her chair at the kitchen table and retrieved the bag of mint Oreos from the counter." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! :)

  2. Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 2 and the little poem before) is from "A Little Ray of Sunshine" by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

    "(Shadows around me, shadows above me
    Never conceal my Savior and Guide:
    He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
    Ever I'm walking close to His side.)

    Ryan McFadden looked at each of the men gathered around the large boardroom table. He searched the familiar faces for any sign of the unease that sat so heavy in his gut."

  3. Happy Friday! My first line comes from Long Way Gone by Charles Martin.

    I'd seen him before.

  4. Happy Friday!

    Today I shared the first line of one of my next reads In Another Time by Caroline Leech. It's a YA historical romance set during WWII in the Scottish Highlands. Here, though, I'll share something from the book I am currently reading, See All the Stars by Kit Frick. I'm on chapter 31 now so I'm going to share the first line of that chapter.

    I grabbed Jenni before fourth, on our way into the sky dome.

    Enjoy your weekend. May it be filled with great books ������

  5. Happy Friday! I’m featuring lines from Julia Wolf’s Cut Free on my blog today.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Susan Stoker’s Defending Allye.

    “So I’ll see you back at the rendezvous point, right?” Black asked.
    “Absolutely,” Gray told his friend and partner as he readied himself to slip over the side of the fiberglass boat into the Pacific Ocean.

  6. Well, that title certainly grabbed my attention!

    I'm about to start Hiding in Plain Sight by Mary Ellis, so I'll share that first line here:
    It wouldn't have taken much to turn a lousy day into something left of atrocious.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I'm sharing from True Grit by Charles Portis today, here is a line from the ebook at 7%:

    "If Papa had a failing it was his kindly disposition. People would use him. I did not get my mean streak from him."

    Happy Friday!

  8. Wow, that first line says so much about the content of this story--what happens next?! Happy reading!

  9. On my blog, I've shared the first line from Kim Vogel Sawyer's upcoming novel Ours For a Season. Right now, I'm just finishing up As the Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. I'm going to share the first line from chapter 36 here:

    "Luella drove toward church as Tara fidgeted with notes to her speech."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 😃📚

  10. Catalyst (The Deception Game Book 1)

    "School is only good for two things - grades and social life."

    Kristin Smith

  11. What a gorgeous cover! But is her waist really that small? It seems tiny.

    I'm sharing from Know You More by Jan Thompson on my blog - it's the latest addition to my never-ending to-read pile. And it's currently free on Kindle (for around another 24 hours).