“BE CAREFUL WHAT you wish for, as they say. Whoever “they” are, they’ve also been known to mutter that the heart wants what it wants.”


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20 Responses to FIRST LINES FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018

  1. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I’m reading now, Any Day Now by Robyn Carr.

    So, this is what a new life looks like. Sierra Jones opened her eyes on a sunny Colorado morning to that thought.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  2. Lol. The all-knowing “they”.

    • This is the first time I have seen ‘They’ used for not knowing who you are talking about. ‘They’ is this refers to the MC and friends.

    • A Generation Gap – the time I seen this used of they. I understand it use now. I didn’t worry about as I knew “they” were having read two earlier other books in the series. I am learning new things about book and their reviews. Thanks!

  3. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday!

    My first line(s) is from the Prologue in Susan May Warren’s new book Troubled Waters, which I finished last night:

    “Oh, this was a bad idea. Epically, abysmally, horrendously bad.”

  4. “They” seem to think they know everything!! Love the purple and gold on the cover!
    I’m featuring Valerie Fraser Luesse’s “Missing Isaac” over at my blog, but the first line of the book that is currently sitting in front of is:

    “It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.” (from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner)

    Happy Friday!

  5. hjsnyder28 says:

    Love mysteries! And I think I have read a few books by this author before. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    • This is the fourth book of this series so you probably read the others and there is one in my TBR list. It is actually a dual authors, Mother and daughter, if I remember correctly.

  6. Nancy says:

    Really gotta watch out for “they” because “they” often lead to trouble!!😊

  7. rbclibrary says:

    i love cozy mysteries! Thanks for sharing. I’m featuring Oath of Honor over on my blog, but I’ll share Life on The Porcelain Edge by C.E. Hilbert here — Tessa Tarrington’s life was in the toilet.

    • Mysteries are my tacos as there is usually little romance, sex and extreme volience. There are some that I don’t read because of the volience in the book. The first few books by Nany Bush. I loved. But she listen to her sister, Lisa Jackson and her books are too client for me.

  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Wise first lines!

  9. I love all the cozy mysteries I am finding thanks to you. Have a great weekend!

    • Happy you are finding some cozies. Annette Dashoff – Mattie Winston series is one of my favorite. One reading right now is another cat book CLAWS FOR CONCERN by Miranda James

  10. Beth Erin says:

    Hi Betty! Have a great weekend!

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.
    The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

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