Friday, July 23, 2021

First Line Friday #10-Love and a Little White Lie

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend!
Welcome back to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!! I will also be linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Friday Beginnings. It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray.

I've face-planted myself into rock bottom. Well, maybe a hammock above rock bottom-one my aunt Doreen graciously set out for me when I found myself abandoned and broke.

This is the first book in the State of Grace series.

About the book (from Goodreads): 

January Sanders grew up believing karma was more reliable than an imaginary higher power, but after suffering her worst heartbreak in 29 years, she's open to just about anything, including taking a temporary position at her aunt's church. Keeping her lack of faith a secret, January is determined to use her photographic memory to help Grace Community's overworked staff, all while scraping herself off rock bottom.

What she doesn't count on is meeting the church's handsome and charming guitarist, who not only is a strong believer, but has also dedicated his life to Christian music. It's a match set for disaster, and yet January has no ability to stay away, even if it means pretending to have faith in a God she doesn't believe in.

Only this time, keeping secrets isn't as easy as she thought it would be. Especially when she's constantly running into her aunt's landscape architect, who seems to know everything about her past and present sins and makes no apologies about pushing her to deal with feelings she'd rather keep buried.

Torn between two worlds incapable of coexisting, can January find the healing that's eluded her or will her resistance to the truth ruin any chance of happiness?

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Your turn! Grab the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments!

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  1. I haven't read this book no, but it does seem like worth the effort. Keep us posted!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Elza Reads

    1. I am about half way through and I think it would be another one of those "I could read in one sitting if I had time!" Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love this book! And am so excited for the second in the series releasing soon.

    My First Line Friday post is from The Chase by Lisa Harris:

    1. I was so excited that my library had it so I was able to get my hands on it!! I am looking forward to the second as well :)

  3. I love that first line, it would draw me right in. Sounds like a really good book.

  4. Happy Friday! 🙂
    I’m currently in the middle of the Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham. I LOVE it so much. So, here’s a line from the middle of the novel:
    “Frederick marched from his mother’s room with a hardened edge knotting his stomach.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

    1. It's been a very busy weekend where I only got to read 2 chapters from this book (sadly!). I am looking forward to reading Mistletoe Countess and hope you were able to read a lot this weekend :)

  5. From the Prologue of Yours is the Night by Amanda Dykes:
    October 24, 1921 Chalons-sur-Marne, France
    Ceremony for the choosing of the Unknown Soldier
    There are days you live over and over again for as long as you live. October twenty fourth of 1918, just days before the unending war ended, was one of mine.

    1. That sounds interesting, Paula! I hope you enjoy it :)

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    1. It was a great story! Thanks for stopping by!