First Line Friday #9

Welcome to First Line Friday! I hope your weekend finds you worshiping God, spending time with family, and maybe even burying your nose in a favorite book.

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The first page had me laughing. I highly recommend this book filled with sweet, endearing characters. 

About the Book:

Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t. A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.
Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university’s offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together–until he falls for a woman who won’t leave town.As the deadline for Jess’s decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth’s heart only grow stronger. But it’s time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.

First Line:

Baby Steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississipi campus.”

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If you’d like to join in on the First Line Friday fun, contact Carrie at Reading is My Superpower.

Your Turn:

In the comments below, share a first line from the book nearest you.

17 Comments

  1. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday!! My first line us from A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren: “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

  2. Jessica Baker

    Janet Ferguson is a wonderful author! I enjoyed that series tremendously 🙂
    I just started Cara Putnam’s Beyond Justice. “If he didn’t find that flash drive now, he would have to disappear.”

  3. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia.

    The past, as we have been told so many times, is a foreign country where things are done differently.

  4. Paula S.

    Mr.—–. I glanced down at my seating chart, heart drumming in my ears. From Playing by Heart by Anne Mateer.

  5. Andrea Stephens

    My first line is from Anne Love’s “The Gardener’s Daughter” in the Of Rags and Riches romance collection.
    Thump, Thump. She could plant herself in a library world such as this one forever.

    Happy Friday!

  6. Sarah

    I dig the cover. There have a been a lot of really cool covers this week. Happy Friday!

    1. Janet Ferguson

      Hi Sarah! Thank you for the cover love! It’s so hard to get those to portray the right feeling! If you read my little story, let me know if you like it!
      Blessings

  7. Janet Ferguson

    I’m super excited to be here, and I’m thrilled that you enjoyed Leaving Oxford! Thank you so much!!

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