Friday, April 28, 2017

Finally back to normal. Hope to have time to write this week. My book is calling to me...:) Here is my first line for this week. Sierra St. James is the pen name for Janette Rallison. I met her at the LDStorymaker's Writer's Conference last year and she signed my book. I love meeting authors! Her book What the Doctor Ordered was a funny, off-beat romance that I loved.

"The topic of conversation at the Baxters' dinner table was insanity."

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. That certainly sounds like an interesting conversation!

    Since I have so many wonderful first lines to choose from at the moment, I'm going to share a different one here than on my blog. It's the first line from Varina Denman's 'Looking Glass Lies':

    "I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again."

  2. The line I’m going to share with you here is different than the one featured on my blog post. This book is one that my 9 year old son is currently reading for the second time.

    “This is a true story. Well some of it. Most of it.”
    Harlow & Sage (and Indiana) A true story about best friends by: Brittni Vega

  3. Today I’m sharing the first line from Cynthia Roemer’s debut book that came out today.
    Under This Same Sky
    Illinois ~ May 8, 1854
    Nothing could have prepared her for this.

  4. Happy Friday (is it really?)!! My first line is from a nonfiction book that is being released on May 2nd, Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler: ” ‘Get my baby out!’ I screamed with a raspy voice.”

    And one of my favorite quotes: “Every day we have the opportunity to agree with God & allow His perspective to flood us with His hope. It’s like having a pressure washer in your mind.”

  5. U.S. Army Base at the Presidio
    San Francisco, 1898

    Jenny Bennett woke as pebbles clattered against her window.

    From To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House)

  6. That sounds like enjoyable topic!! Thanks for sharing today!


    They were coming. - Orphan's Song by Gillian Bronte Adams


  8. On my page I'm sharing the first line from Such a Hope by Sondra Kraak. However, here I'm going to share the first line of book on my TBR stack; "The Miracle of the Seventh-day Ox" by Bradley Booth: "Nickolia Panchuk stared at the four walls of the jail cell around him. The cold gray concrete made him feel as if he were in a tomb--cold and frightened and alone."

  9. September 1939
    If I'd known I was about to meet the man who'd shatter me like bone china on terra-cotta, I would have slept in. ~ Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

    Dinh @Arlene's Book Club

  10. Family tables and insanity. Sounds about like my family. ;)

    Last night was my brother's college graduation, so while I was waiting for the 200+ students before him to get their diplomas, I read "Love at First Bark" (Dana Mentink). It was short and amusing. :) I can't just share the first line cause the whole paragraph was funny...

    "Marcy Deveraux was surprised to discover she didn't actually miss the prince very much. The naked truth was, he'd been high maintenance with all that dark broodiness and not much of a sense of humor to speak of. By the end of their time together, he'd even gotten on her nerves just the tiniest bit. Still, Prince Rafe's departure left her at a loss. It was not as though His Royal Highness was required to save anyone else from assassination, and it had been twelves months since that perilous jungle crossing, complete with poisonous spiders and the one-eyed bandit. The prince had survive more adventures than could be expected of anyone, fictional or not, and he deserved his happy ending.
    So now what?
    Marcy chewed her pencil eraser, staring at the blank pages of her notebook as the summer wind rattled the cabin windows."