First Line Friday - Featuring Solve by Christmas by Amber Schamel

Friday, October 13, 2017

Yep, it's time! Christmas books are starting to make their way around for review. I actually received this one over the summer, and I started reading it a couple of days ago.
Here in Idaho our weather is very fall like, in the mid-50's so this book is perfect for reading right now.

About the book:

When sabotage threatens the Rudin Sugar Factory, Detective Jasper Hollock believes this will be his first real case. But dear Mr. Rudin—the only father Jasper has ever known—holds a different assignment for his private investigator.
“I’ve struck a deal with God, Jasper, and you’re my angel.”
Mr. Rudin charges Jasper to build a “case” of reasons for his employer to continue his life. If he fails, Mr. Rudin will end it in suicide on Christmas night.
As the incidents at the factory become life threatening, Jasper’s attempts at dissuading Mr. Rudin prove futile. Time is ticking. Jasper must solve both cases by Christmas before Mr. Rudin and the company are dragged to perdition.


First Line:

Denver, December 1, 1913

At last, Jasper Hollock, Private Investigator, was going to get his first real case. He cleared his throat to keep from letting out a whoop as he jumped from the trolley and dodged traffic across Broadway.

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Have a happy reading Friday and weekend!


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How fun! I'm so glad you are enjoying Solve by Christmas.

I'm currently reading A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White. Here's the first line.

Lady Ella Myerston knew more than everyone thought she did—and more than they thought she should.

I have this on my #TBR!!

The first line on my blog this week is from Toni Shiloh’s latest book ‘Returning Home’. I’ll share with you here a book that I just started reading last night.

June 1811
A London lady never sallied forth unchaperoned. Least of all to a place with the reputation of Vauxhall Gardens. — First Comes Marriage by Amanda Barratt
The Regency Brides Collection

Love the Christmas books that are starting to pop up here and there! I'm holding all of mine for a couple more weeks (but I have a few to read this year).

I shared the first line of April McGowan's Hold the Light today.

Here's the first line of the book I just finished reading:

"How can I help?"
from The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

It is a fun read. Feels like different take on A Christmas Carol. Thanks for stopping by Carol!

It’s a good one Trisha!!

I enjoy them too! While I really don’t want snow snow makes it fun when reading a Christmas book!

Christmas stories are always fun, no matter what time of year. :) Thanks for sharing, Andi!

YAY Christmas stories! Happy Friday, Andi!

Wednesday,September 2, 1987

Mike Dolan was snoring when the telephone rang. Fly Away by Lynn Austin

I'm so ready for Christmas books!

That's a great first line! Looks like a great read for Christmas. :)

I'm featuring Lu. by Beth Troy on my blog today, but here I shall share the book I'm currently reading.

"They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex's expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astrid into drowsiness."
-Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Happy Weekend!

This book sounds interesting!

My first line is from Beth Wiseman's Home All Along.

"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."

October feels FAR TOO EARLY for Christmas stories ... but this sounds like a different kind of Christmas story. I'm intrigued!

My First Line Friday post this week was from The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner - wonderful! I'm currently reading The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips. Here's the first line:

Hanna Knight clicked the Power button on the radio as she inched the Dodge Ram pickup down the snow-covered highway. Embarrass, Minnesota, was only a few miles farther.

Embarrass as a place name? That's even weirder than Iola (yes, Iola is a place name: Iola, Wisconsin, and Iola, Kansas).

This was a fun book by Amber! Sorry that I didn't get this posted on Friday. I want to share the first line from the first chapter instead of from the prologue: (This is a REALLY fun book to read!)

A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese:

“I jiggled the locked doorknob again and wished, not for the first time, that it was legal to use tranquilizer darts on adolescent boys.”

Intriguing storyline! Happy Monday!

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