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First-Line Friday #26


Love’s Bright Tomorrow (Eagle Harbor #6)

by: Naomi Rawlings


About the Book

Eagle Harbor, Michigan; June, 1884

The dream came in waves, soft and gentle at first.

Happy Friday!!! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for the weekend, some quality time with my family, and some quiet reading time. It has been quite a crazy week for me.

Love’s Bright Tomorrow releases on February 5, 2018 through Cedar Lake Press. This will actually be the first novel I read by Naomi and I could not be more excited.

Are you a fan of Naomi Rawlings, and are you anticipating this book? Let me know in the comments section below.

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 toย Hoarding Booksย 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!

36 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #26

  1. Happy Friday! I am ready for the weekend to. This was my first full work week in two months (all those holidays together spoil us).

    Here’s the first line from a book I hope to get to this weekend:

    FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson had survived missions in the Middle East, been detained in Iran, escaped an ISIS death trap, and still walked and talked.

    High Treason
    by DiAnn Mills

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  2. Great first line! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. – Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from the book Iโ€™m reading now, Lizaโ€™s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!

    Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friendsโ€™ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but sheโ€™d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!

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  4. What a great first line! I hope to get some good reading done this weekend, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My first line is from Not and Ordinary Baronet by G.G. Vandagriff

    Sir Herbert Backman, baronet, had no idea why he was so attracted to lighthouses.

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  5. Really sweet lines! And I may seem weird but I love the font used for the title on the book cover. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m busy playing with fonts for weeks now so… Happy Friday!

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  6. That’s a dreamy cover, and a dreamy first line. I’ll have to check it out – it sounds like a good read for a lazy day.

    I’m sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I’m currently reading My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It’s the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn’t have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here’s the first line:

    The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.

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  7. My first line is from a book but Andrea Boeshaar: My Heat Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley. Part of the first page fourth paragraph down.

    A light breeze cooled the sudden perspiration on Macโ€™s brow. The war was over. Besides, Father was counting on him to make something of himselfโ€” prove the gossips wrongโ€” in this new land in the Shenandoah Valley.

    I have one of Naomiโ€™s books on my kindle. Guess itโ€™s time to read that one!

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  8. The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I’m currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller “It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month’s come-out ball was about to be surpassed.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Happy Friday! (What’s left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:

    “Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared.”

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  10. I have one of hers waiting to be read. Maybe soon, since I’ve been making so much progress on my backlist!

    I have the first line from Tamara Leigh’s latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from my current read, ‘Weaver’s Needle’ by Robin Caroll:

    “Unless you get one of those miracles they’re always talking about in church, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep the business open into spring.”

    Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I really must read one of Naomi’s books sometime soon! My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke’s Until We Find Home: “Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.”

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