Friday, March 17, 2017

First Line Friday #11

It's Friday! Happy Friday! Time for First Line Friday!

About the book:

The last thing naval officer Dan Avery wants to see on his radar is glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont—even if she has joined the WAVES.

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston—both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he’s torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

First Line:

Boston, Massachusetts
Thursday, July 30,  1942

A touch of kindness and enthusiasm could transform a person's spirit, and Quintessa Beaumont delighted in participating in the process. "This is lovely on you, Mrs. Finnegan." Quintess lined a box with tissue paper on the counter at Filene's.

I know it's a little more, but the first line didn't seem like enough.

Visit my other blogging buddies, read their first line and leave yours in the comments. As always mark your place, and keep on reading!

Amanda at With A Joyful Noise

Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish

Bree at Bibliophile Reviews 

Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower

Heather at Encouraging Words From the Tea Queen

Jessica at  A Baker's Perspective 

Kathleen at Kathleen Denly

Katie at Fiction Aficionado

Lauraine at Lauraine's Notes

Rachel at Bookworm Mama 

Robin at Robin's Nest

Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Sydney at Singing Librarian 


Caryl Kane said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'm so excited for Sarah Sundin's newest release!


Paige's Journal Entry

During my time away, I often thought of home.

Obsession by Rachel Trautmiller This novella is part of the boxed set Smoke and Mirrors: A Romantic Suspense Collection.

Becky said...

I've looked at Sarah Sundin several times, and need to try her books. I tried a new author whom Carrie Pagels recommended because she needs reviews, and I am really enjoying it! My first line is: "Young lady, my marital status is none of your concern." from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff

Becky said...

Sorry, it was Elaine Cooper who recommended it! It's Carrie's new website launch today, so she was on my mind.

Sydney Anderson said...

So fun!!! I should be getting this book in the mail soon. Cannot wait to read it! :)

englishmysteriesblog said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Andi said...

I love Sarah's books! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Andi said...

It's up next to read after I finish Sandra Byrd's new one. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Andi said...

Back at ya!!

Andrea Stephens said...

First line from a book I finished recently.
Hillsdale, Michigan February 8, 1856 Midnight
In ten minutes, the westbound train would reach the town Euphemia Roper once vowed to never set foot in again.
From Laurie Alice Eakes “Collision Of The Heart”

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken said...

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Fiction Aficionado said...

I need to get me a copy of this book!

My first line this week is from Terri Blackstock's "If I'm Found". Such a good read. Come and check it out on my blog :-)

Andi said...

Sounds good, Andrea. Happy St Patty's Day!!

Andi said...

I can't wait for the next one in that series. Happy St Patty's Day

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