First Line Friday

Engaged in Trouble

It’s FRIDAY which means I get to share a great line once a week with your from a book I am reading. I found this to be an exciting and entertaining way to find new authors, books and bloggers. So I am opening up the book I have been reading this week, and going to the first chapter and finding the first line…

This Weeks First Line Friday Brought to You By

Engaged in Trouble

An Enchanted Events Mystery Book 1

by Jenny B. Jones

This week's line is:

“They say home is where the heart is. I say home is where my cheating ex-fiance is, so I really hadn’t ever planned  on making a move anywhere near  the same time zone as Evan Holbrook. ”

This is a delightful first in a new series, and trust me this author sure can make a reader laugh! Hop over to the review for your chance to win 1 of 3 e-copies of Engaged in Trouble.

Now it's Your Turn

Open the book nearest you and post the first line of the first chapter in the comments below, I would love to see into the book you are reading.

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  1. Katie Donovan

    Lol! I love that first line.

    I’m featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I’m going to post the first line from a book I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.

    “First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.”

  2. Becky Smith

    My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: “PATTY-LYNN?” THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.

  3. CJ Myerly

    Oh man! Sounds amazing. I love the cover. Adding this to my TBR pile.

    I’m sharing a first line from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. “The change in Marie Carrington’s pocket wouldn’t pay for a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, let alone a bus ticket to anywhere else in the world.”

  4. Dinh

    January 25, 1980, midnight
    The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman
    Happy Reading!
    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

  5. Heather

    Love the first line and I love the cover! I wanted to ask you about another book you featured on your blog…The Detecting Duchess. That looks like a great series…do you need to read the books in order? I was going to pick up The Detecting Duchess, but I wanted to double-check first. Thanks!

  6. Maria Grazia Swan

    great page, great blog… don’t have a book near me at the moment…happy week end.

  7. Beth Erin

    I’ve read some great reviews for that book!

  8. Karen Sargent

    This is a very “English teacher” first line today. Sorry! 🙂 The book closest to me is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee–(the author of my very favorite ever novel To Kill a Mockingbird): “In an opinion column published by Alabama newspapers in July 1992, I paid tribute to the remarkable Lee family of Monroeville, especially Harper.”

  9. Andrea Stephens

    That book sounds interesting, I’m going to enter the giveaway in just a bit.

    My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
    “A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
    The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.

  10. April Gardner

    Intriguing! Because is home supposed to give warm fuzzies? LOL

    I’m reading The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden. “Come on, boy. Your dad needs you.”

    • Bree Herron

      April, I would agree that home should be happy but it gets there trust me!

  11. JaneReads

    That is a fun looking cover and interesting first line.

    • Bree Herron

      This book is a hoot! Think Stephanie Plum style of funny female character.

  12. Rebecca Van Daniker

    This just draws the reader in! I need to read this one so badly!

  13. Melissa

    Just got done reading this book in one sit in.

    Captive (The Submerged Sun #1)

    Fans of the “Shatter Me” series by
    Mafi, Tahereh with the similarities between the love triangles.

    First line:

    “He must have watched me from a safe distance, like a crocodile observing its prey, his eyes hovering above the dark, silver tinted water.


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