First-Line Friday #58


Legacy of Mercy (Waves of Mercy #2)

by: Lynn Austin


About the Book


Chicago, Illinois


I am still in bed, languishing in that lovely state between dreaming and wakefulness, when the note arrives.

So, that cover! Isn’t is gorgeous?!

The cover alone makes me want to dive into this book immediately, which is exactly what I’m going to do as soon as I finish this post. I adore everything about this cover — the color scheme, the model, the picture included at the bottom. It’s a breathtaking cover.

I met Lynn Austin at the Fiction Readers Summit last May. Trisha from Joy of Reading and I got to have lunch with Lynn and Jocelyn Green. It was surreal and amazing and intimidating all at once. Both Jocelyn and Lynn told us such amazing stories about all kinds of topics. When lunch was over, I felt like I had made some real friendships! Now, when I pick up a book by Lynn or Jocelyn I feel like I’m part of their teams, and really feel the drive to make others aware of their fabulous stories and writing talents. I very much look forward to my time with Legacy of Mercy!


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

31 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #58

  1. Today at my blog, I featured the first line of Beth Revis’ latest release, Give the Dark My Love. Here, though, I will be sharing the first line of my next read, Broken Things by Lauren Oliver.

    “Before we were the Monsters of Brickhouse Lane – before everyone from Connecticut to California knew us by that tagline, and blogs ran pictures of our faces, and searching our names led to sites that crashed from all the names led to sites that crashed from all the traffic – we were just girls, and there were only two of us.”

    Hope you enjoy the weekend! Happy reading! ❤️📚 😀

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  2. Prologue
    Jason Huyard had to be dreaming. The whole scene playing out in front of him was surreal as he stood in the Lapp family’s kitchen doorway and peered into their large family room.

    “The Forgotten Recipe”
    By Amy Clipston

    My 56 –
    “The shorter one stared at me, and made me feel uncomfortable. He hung around as if he wanted to ask me out.”
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. The first line from WATCHING YOU by Lisa Jewell:
    “DC Rose Pelham kneels down; she can see something behind the kitchen door, just in front of the trash can. For a minute she thinks its a bloodstained twist of tissue, maybe, or an old bandage.”
    I am reading an ARC of this book that comes out in December 2018.

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  4. Happy Friday! I’m so jealous that you got to go to the Fiction Reader’s Retreat last year and got to meet some wonderful authors and bloggers. I hope to go one day!

    I’m sharing about “This Is The Day” by Tim Tebow over on my blog today. I’m currently reading “Ours for a Season” by Kim Vogel Sawyer so I’ll be sharing my first line from there.

    Pine Hill, Indiana
    Mary Krieger Hirschler

    Marty followed her husband to the front door, keeping enough distance between them to prevent bumping her knee against the bulky suitcase that hung from his hand.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading!

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  5. Mine for this week is from Shattered Memories from Debbie Lynn Costello
    It is about a great earthquake in Charleston, South Carolina , August 30, 1886.

    “Why can’t you have him arrested and demand our money back?” Olivia Macqueen frowned at her brother. It seemed a simple enough solution. She shuddered at the thought of once being engaged to the detestable man they now discussed.

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  6. Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Love Unexpected by Jody Hedlund (her 2014 release).

    “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Hey, Nicole!! Oh, that was such a fantastic day! I too just started reading Legacy of Mercy! Next week Lynn Austin will be doing an author chat and book signing in Holland, MI. Wish you could go with me!! ❤

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Roseanna M. White's An Hour Unspent. Here I'll share with you the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter's novella A Legacy of Love from The Christmas Heirloom Collection.

    "From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position."

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your pictures Nicole!😊

    My first lines come from Killer Classics by Kym Roberts……

    “Sugar did it.” Sugar’s mouth dropped open, and her eyes nearly popped out of her head at Reba Sue’s accusation. “Sugar didn’t kill anyone,” Leila argued. “The woman traps scorpions at the bar and releases them outside.” Leila shuddered, her round body jiggling from head to toe. “Stupid critters belong under a boot heel.”

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!💕📚💕

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  9. What a wonderful experience! I’m sharing from an upcoming read, The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck, over on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the prologue, set during the American Revolution:

    “He must finish. He must. Stumbling, he fell to the damp earth of the maple swamp with the click-slap of musket fire ringing through the cold dew, his breath billowing.”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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  10. I agree with you about the cover – it’s so pretty! I’m currently between books but hoping to start something later this evening. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  11. How fun that you got to meet the author of the book and have lunch with her! And, yes, the cover is lovely. On my blog, I’m featuring the book I just finished reading, “The Awakening” by Tamara Leigh. Here I will share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, “The Unwanted Suitor” by Michelle Pennington. There is a prologue, but I’ll share the first line from Chapter 1. “Cornelia Greystone glanced at the ormolu clock that graced the wall over her dressing table and her whole body tensed with urgency.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. I’m featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Justice for Hope on my blog today. Hope you can stop by!

    Here, I am featuring lines from Dare to Love Again by Maddie Taylor. Here is the first line of chapter 13.

    “Esme went to work the next day, determined to keep her mind focused on the million and one things she had to do rather than letting more sexy Finn daydreams distract her.”

    Happy Reading!

    Janine – The World Was Hers for the Reading

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