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First-Line Friday #22


A Season to Love

by Nicole Deese


I could have promised my daughter anything — a pony, a princess, a rainbow in a bottle — but instead, I’d promised her something equally unattainable: my bravery.

A Season to Love is the second book in Nicole Deese’s Love in Lenox series. The first book in the series is A Cliche Christmas, and I highly recommend it. Click here to read my review for that book. So far, this series is amazing. The characters are well written and the story lines have good depth and are engaging.

In A Season to Love, the main character is Willa. Willa lost the love of her life, her husband Chad, seven years ago to an aneurysm. She happened to be newly pregnant at the time with their soon-to-be-daughter, Savannah. And, when Savannah was five, she got sick…really, really sick. This first line illustrates a woman’s vulnerability. She wants to be brave for her daughter, but how does a woman do that when her whole world has fallen apart multiple times?

I’m already into chapter 9 of this book and I can barely put it down. It is so good! I highly recommend both this book and book 1. If you are looking for something fast-paced, engaging, and endearing to read this weekend, I recommend A Cliche Christmas and A Season to Love.

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over toΒ Hoarding BooksΒ to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


I love Jesus, my husband, and my daughter. I love reading and reviewing Christian fiction. And, I am a high school English teacher trying to get kids to fall in love with reading every day!

28 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #22

  1. I love this series!! And A Season to Love might just be my favourite of them all. But I don’t know. I’d have to read them all again to make sure! πŸ˜‰

    I’m featuring the first line from Angela Hunt’s upcoming release “Judah’s Wife” on my blog this week, but right now I’m going to share the first paragraph from Christina Coryell’s newly released novella “Merried Off” (because it’s just better with the whole paragraph rather than the first line!)

    “It must be sheer ecstasy to be known not by a name first and foremost, but by a song.” Celeste Jordan sighed as she sank deeper into the scratchy cushion on the old wooden chair. “It’s tempting to choose such a song for myself, but I’m afraid it would be impossible to narrow it down. All of life is one lingering melody.”

    Such a sweet novella!

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  2. I love First Line Fridays and for a change I have a book at my side (and one I’m doing blood sweat and tears to write!) because I’m on vacation. (Please tell me it’s not really Friday already!)

    Sometimes ten seconds is all it takes to change the course of a life

    from Elizabeth Camden’s Toward the Sunrise

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  3. Ohhh! I have to find this series!!

    Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading and reviewing soon, A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.

    Elsie Stutzman forced a smile and took the last bite of asparagus potato raisin casserole on her plate. She swallowed decisively, and it slid down her throat like a cup of wet cement.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  4. Oh dear, my #TBR just grew again! πŸ™‚ This sounds like such a great book! Thank you for sharing it today!

    Over on my blog today I’m sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt. It is scheduled to release on Jan. 1st! I’ll share with you here a book I’m currently reading – Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky
    “Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!”

    Happy New Year!

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  5. I’m looking forward to reading Nicole’s book this next month. Happy Friday! My first line is from Would-be Mistletoe Wife by Christine Johnson.

    β€œLouise Smythe spotted her quarry and motioned her students to follow her across the sand dune.”

    This is a fun & interesting read about lighthouses and the Chicago Fire! Happy New Year!!!

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  6. I need to check that out. My first line is from Jaime Jo Wright’s The House on Foster Hill: 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.
    Happy New Year!

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