Friday, August 24, 2018

First Line Friday (Week 67): Cape Refuge

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today's book is: Cape Refuge by Terri Blackstock
Cape Refuge
First Line:
"The air conditioner was broken at City Hall, and the smell of warm salt air drifted through the windows from the beach across the street. Morgan Cleary fanned herself and wished she hadn't dressed up."

This week's Top Ten Tuesday blog posts were about books or authors that are bound to get you out of a reading slump. As I was reading various posts on this topic I began asking myself what are some of authors or books that do this for me, or what are some books that introduced to me an author. I remember picking up this book at a local Christian bookstore when visiting my parents one weekend years ago. I have since read it at least 3 times, it is one of those books that has fueled my love for suspense books and has encouraged me to pick up more books by Terri Blackstock. I think it might be time to re-read this book 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. This was the first Terri Blackstock I read (and then I binged all of the others she'd written).

    Here's the first line from Elizabeth Goddard's "Stormy Haven," a Love Inspired Suspense book.

    "Only three more miles..."

    Happy Friday!

  2. The book I'm sharing on my blog is "His Bluestocking Bride" by Sally Britton. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 17. "Tucked up in her favorite chair by the library fire, Ellen turned the page in an interesting volume on the subject of astronomy." May you be able to fully enjoy your weekend!

  3. Oops ... missed the memo on the theme for the week. If I'm in a reading slump, I generally want something contemporary and funny, like Kara Isaac or Becky Wade.

    I’m sharing from Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks on my blog. It's a standalone thriller, not part of her Gwen Marcey series, and it's set in Alaska - always a great start! I don't have a line to share here because I've been editing this week, not reading, and the first line might change. I'll be sharing it just as soon as I get permission from the author :)

  4. My first line comes from The Choice by Robert Whitlow,,,

    Rutland, Georgia, 1974

    Sandy Lincoln nervously twirled her long blond hair around her index finger.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  5. I’m currently reading Elizabeth Maddrey’s Donuts & Daydreams which I’m really enjoying. The first line is “‘Oh, thank goodness you’re still open.'” I hope you have a nice weekend!

  6. I think it would be awful to be stuck in a court house with the beach so close. See what I'm featuring at Girl Who Reads


  7. My first two lines are from An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White:
    May 11, 1915
    Poplar, London, England
    Barclay Pearce shouldered his way through the mob, invisible. He’d learned over the years how to blend into any crowd,and this one was no different.

  8. I’m sharing lines from A.L. Jackson’s upcoming release More of You on my blog today. It’s a second chance romance.

    Here, I’ll be sharing lines from My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black.

    “It’s a Summer sister tradition that on the first Saturday of each month, the six of us get together.  We take turns picking the location or activity, anything from margaritas and a movie to wine and painting classes at the small uptown gallery.  One thing, though, is as certain as the sun rising over the Chesapeake Bay every morning: there will be alcohol  involved. “

    Happy Reading!

  9. I'm featuring my newest book by a favorite author, Early Riser by Jasper Fforde. I flipped a bit forward to page 15, so I could share a line:

    "There was an intake of breath. It was the mission statement of the Campaign for Real Sleep, sort of a rallying cry."

    Happy Friday!

  10. LOVE Terri Blackstock!
    The book I shared this week on my blog is A Changed Agent by Tracey J Lyons. Shockingly I'm not reading a book right now because I finished one last night and was gone all day today. This won't be a reading weekend for me but I'm enjoying a busy weekend with friends and family. Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Happy Saturday! 😀

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first few lines from Monstrous Beauty by Carol E. Keen. I'm just really getting into the book, so I'll share another line from that book here:

    "Tucking an errant group of hair behind her ear, Annabelle Giles planned out her morning."

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time! 😀📚