First Line Friday #10

Welcome to First Line Friday! I can’t believe how quickly July is flying by. My husband and I are celebrating a late anniversary this weekend while friends watch our little ones.

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I can’t get enough of this beautiful cover! Watch for my review coming soon.

About the Book:

A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn’t on the agenda.

Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the eyes of the orphans she encounters. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.

Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.

When he agrees to translate for a mission team from the United States he expects to encounter a bunch of “missional tourists” full of empty promises. Yet an American news anchor defies his expectations, and he finds himself falling in love. But what does he have to offer someone with everything?

First Line:

“She’d spent over $100,000 and two years in grad school for this?”

Intriguing line. Thoughts? Head over to see first lines from some of my blogging friends:

Reading is My Superpower

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian Books

Faithfully Bookish

Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado

Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly

Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise

A Baker’s Perspective

Joy of Reading

C Jane Read 

Molly’s Cafinated Reads

Cross Romance

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.

9 Comments

  1. Katie Donovan

    Sounds like an intriguing read. And I love that first line!

    I’m featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I’m going to post the first line from a book I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.

    “First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.”

    PS – Enjoy your anniversary celebration!

  2. Becky Smith

    Sounds really good! My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: “PATTY-LYNN?” THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.

  3. Dinh

    Happy Friday!

    My first line:
    Prologue
    January 25, 1980, midnight
    The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman

    Happy Reading!
    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

  4. Heather

    Lol…as someone who went through graduate school, I totally understand this first line. 🙂 Too funny. Happy Friday!

  5. Caryl Kane

    My first line comes from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It’s part of the Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection.

    Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone.

  6. Andrea Stephens

    My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
    “A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
    The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.

  7. JaneReads

    That books sounds intriguing. I’m going to have to add it to my TBR pile!

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