First Line Friday . . . Week 6

Friday, February 10, 2017

About the book: 

Art restorer Emily Price has never encountered anything she can’t fix—until she meets Ben, an Italian chef, who seems just right. But when Emily follows Ben home to Italy, she learns that his family is another matter . . .

Emily Price—fix-it girl extraordinaire and would-be artist—dreams of having a gallery show of her own. There is no time for distractions, especially not the ultimate distraction of falling in love.

But Chef Benito Vassallo’s relentless pursuit proves hard to resist. Visiting from Italy, Ben works to breathe new life into his aunt and uncle’s faded restaurant, Piccollo. Soon after their first meeting, he works to win Emily as well—inviting her into his world and into his heart.

Emily astonishes everyone when she accepts Ben’s proposal and follows him home. But instead of allowing the land, culture, and people of Monterello to transform her, Emily interferes with everyone and everything around her, alienating Ben’s tightly knit family. Only Ben’s father, Lucio, gives Emily the understanding she needs to lay down her guard. Soon, Emily’s life and art begin to blossom, and Italy’s beauty and rhythm take hold of her spirit.

Yet when she unearths long-buried family secrets, Emily wonders if she really fits into Ben’s world. Will the joys of Italy become just a memory, or will Emily share in the freedom and grace that her life with Ben has shown her are possible?

First Line:

Piccolo. The restaurant matched it's name - - a tiny and delicate white stucco building with a short, neat brick walk leading from its front door to the parking lot.

Visit these other bloggers, see their first lines and leave yours in the comments.

Rachel at Bookworm Mama 

Heather at Encouraging Words From the Tea Queen 

BethErin at Faithfully Bookish

Katie at Fiction Aficionado

Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower

Robin at Robin's Nest

Sydney at Singing Librarian 


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I listened to this book on Audio, but I want to go back and read the book.

My first line is from Still Life by Dani Pettrey: "He glanced around what had become a dumping ground by the river's edge. Dark, silent...deserted. Perfect. (Sorry-I know that's more than just the first line, but it's so good!)

My first line comes from Promise of Deer Run by Elaine Marie Cooper


Huzzah! It’s over! The treaty’s been signed! Huzzah!

Happy Friday Andi!

The Mark of the King
Jocelyn Green

And the first line is...

Paris, France
September 1719

"There it was again. Suddenly wide awake, Julianne covered her ears. Straw crunched beneath her, needling her skin through the ticking as she inched away from the dank stone wall and closer to the warm body beside her."

Happy reading and happy Friday!

PhD was not supposed to smell like this.

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

And... I adored Emily Price!

I can't wait to read this one! Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, Caryl!! Have a great weekend!!

Loved, loved this book!!

Love Pepper!! Awesome book!!

The old-time car horn a-oogaed, and David Harrington slowly reached over to the nightstand for his cell phone.
~The Triple Date Dare by Lauraine Henderson

My first line this week is from The Memoir of Johnny Devine (It is fiction lol) "A tiny cyclone of dry leaves raced ahead of Eliza as she crossed 35th Avenue, urging her to hurry."

My all time favorite book!

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