First Line Friday: A Southern Season

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today’s quote is taken from a finished copy I voluntarily received for review.  


For the second Friday in a row, I am featuring a book that I received for an Instagram tour in collaboration with Just Read Tours.  A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda W. Yezak, Claire Fullerton, Ane Mulligan is a group of four contemporary Southern stories.  The tour, complete with a tour-wide giveaway, begins Monday so be sure to check out @justreadtours on Instagram and the other stops.

Here is the first line from the first story, Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak:



“The simple taste of salt water on her lips resuscitated Kerry Graham’s most painful memories.”

A Southern Season will be out from Firefly Southern Fiction on November 1, 2018 and is now available for pre-order.  My review post will be up on my Instagram on Tuesday, so writing this post is a short break from reading that first story.  I’m only a few pages in and, well, I’d better save my opinion* for the tour (and a review here on the blog).

Happy Friday!

Want to join in on the First Line Friday fun?  Open your current read or the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments.  You can also head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is sharing.  Favorite genre theme not required.

*whispers “It’s good.”

13 thoughts on “First Line Friday: A Southern Season

  1. That sounds intriguing! Love it!

    I’m featuring the first line from the current book I’m reading, The Unveiling by Tamara Leigh. I love medieval, especially if it a Christian book! The first line reads: “A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out.”

    It’s so good! So much action and adventure and romance. 🙂

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  2. Have a good weekend! My first line is from “Somewhere Beyond the Blue: Fun sixty-something romances” – the first one is “A TIME TO PUSH DAISIES” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Caleb Blume shuffled outside onto the wooden deck of his posh Camps Bay apartment, feeling three decades older than his sixty-two years.”

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sandra Byrd’s novel Lady of a Thousand Treasures. I’m LOVING this book. Currently, I am on chapter 10, so I will share the first line from that chapter.

    “I had no faith at all in the doctor who had been tending my uncle.”

    Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤️ 📚

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  4. Happy Friday!🎃

    My first lines come from Winter Without You by Beth Good.

    Hannah thought it looked like the saddest house in the world, a slate-roofed Cornish monolith with dark windows for eyes, looming out at them from under November rain. Did houses have feelings , though? she wondered, studying it as they drew steadily closer. Could a house emote? Or was that all in the eyes of the beholder?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!💕📚💕

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  5. On my blog, I am featuring a book by Deeanne Gist, Fair Play. Here I will share from the book I’m currently reading, The Prisoner’s Wife by Susan Page Davis. I am sharing the first line from Chapter 12 since that’s where I’m at right now. “‘Why doesn’t he waken?’ Lucy asked her mother the next day.” I wish you a wonderful weekend with lots of reading time.

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