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First Line Friday {8}

First Line Friday {8}

It is Friday yet again! How are you guys doing? Glad that another week is over and the weekend is upon us or sad that time is speeding by so quickly?

Today I’m coming at ya with another First Line. This line is coming from a book that I plan on starting later today once I get all of my work done!

Don’t forget, if you ever want to join in, you just have to follow the rules below:

Want to join in?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!


This week’s First Line is hosted by Hoarding Books, click the picture below and check out all of the other First Line Friday posts!!

And now it’s time for the first line:

“The California afternoon sun pierced down across Alicen McCaffrey’s toes, and she slid them up the cushioned pool chair into the safety of the shade.”



This first line comes from…

When Through Deep Waters


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Alicen McCaffrey finally has the life her mother always dreamed for her: beautiful home in Santa Monica, successful husband, adorable daughter. Then tragedy blows her carefully assembled facade to pieces. Worse yet–Alicen feels solely responsible. At rock bottom, she decides to accompany a childhood friend back to Red Lodge, Montana, where they spent summers together as kids.

The peaceful mountain landscape, accented with lush forests and small-town charm, brings back happy memories of time spent with her beloved, eccentric Grandma Josephine. Alicen begins to hope that perhaps things could be different here. Perhaps the oppressive guilt will lift–if only for a moment.

But when Alicen starts hearing voices and seeing mysterious figures near the river in the woods, she begins to fear she’s completely lost her sanity, as it’s rumored her grandmother did. Or might there be more to Red Lodge than meets the eye? Could the voices and visions be real–and her only means of finding the healing she so desperately needs? Or will they prove to be her final undoing?

Other info about the book: 

Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by Tyndale House Publishers

Thanks for stopping by and reading! What is the first line of the book that you are currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!


Sarah June


Other First Line Friday posts:

First Line Friday {7}

First Line Friday {6}

First Line Friday {5}

First Line Friday {4}

First Line Friday (Week 3)

First Line Friday (Week 2)

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9 thoughts on “First Line Friday {8}”

  • This book was definitely cerebral (so much going on in the heads of the characters) but Rachelle Dekker is coming into her own!

    I just started “Nice to Come Home To” by Liz Flaherty. The first line is: Why didn’t you ever come back here?

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  • Happy Friday!

    I have Rachelle Dekker’s The Choosing trilogy on my TBR. I didn’t know she has a new book out. Definitely adding this to my TBR.

    I shared the first line of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark on my blog today. Here, though, I’ll share the book I’ve just started to read – A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan.

    “Once upon a time, a little girl helplessly watched as liquid gold spun a web across her tiny frame, racing to wrap her up in an icy cocoon.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend and happy reading! 😊

  • Happy Friday!😎

    My first line comes from a book I will be reading soon, Oh My Stars by Sally Kilpatrick.

    And it came to pass in those days, that a decree went out from my mother that I would be playing the Virgin Mary in the Dollar General drive-through Nativity whether I liked it or not.

    Haha! I love those first lines and can’t wait to read this book!

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚

  • Happy Friday! My first line is from Love is Patient by Lila Diller:

    “I flipped through the pages of the bridal magazine yet again, from one dogeared page to the next, dreaming and desiring.”

  • On my blog this week I am featuring “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray, Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Since I am still currently reading this book, I will share the first two lines from Chapter 4. “History’s most influential person expressly binds freedom to the limits of truth. “You will know the truth,” Jesus says, “and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)” May your weekend be a refreshing one for you.

  • Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Auschwitz Lullaby but it’s also what I just finished reading so I’ll share my favorite quote from the book here: “Sometimes we have to lose everything to find what is most important. When life robs us of what we thought we could not live without and leaves us standing naked before reality, the essential things that had always been invisible take on their true value.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  • That cover is awesome!

    Over on my blog, I’m showcasing the first line from Carolyn Miller’s new novel, Miss Serena’s Secret. It’s SO good. I’m almost finished with the book, so here I will share the first line of chapter 26.

    “I cannot help you.”

    A bit blunt and harsh! Lol.
    I hope you’re having an awesome weekend filled with great reading time. 😀❤📚

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