Friday, April 12, 2019

First Line Fridays: Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby
book.

Today I'm sharing the first lines from Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton:

"I'd been on the porch steps shelling purple hull peas for less than an hour and my thumbnails had already turned purple."

Have you read this book?

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!


About the Book:


The only thing certain is change—even in a place as steady as Perry, Alabama, on a street as old as Glory Road.
Nearly a decade after her husband’s affair drove her back home to South Alabama, Jessie McBride has the stable life she wants—operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her teenage daughter and spunky mother. But the unexpected arrival of two men makes Jessie question whether she’s really happy with the status quo.
When handsome, wealthy businessman Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s lavish wedding, Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. Then Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school, moves back to the red dirt road, and she feels her heart pulled in directions she never expected.
Meanwhile, Jessie’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and navigating a new world of emotions—particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who’s moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie’s mother, Gus, is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses and faces a frightening, uncertain future.
In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

22 comments:

  1. Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from my recent read, You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn. I thoroughly enjoyed the book & definitely recommend it to you. Here, though, I will be sharing the opening lines of my current read, Mother Country by Irina Reyn.

    First-World Problems

    Brooklyn, April 2014

    In this Brooklyn neighborhood, Nadia was sure she was the only nanny from Ukraine. She preferred to think of herself as an observer, a temporary traveler, someone waiting for a new life to begin, rather than who she really was: a worker executing an invisible task within the neighborhood's complex ecosystem.

    I'm only 10% into Mother Country but already it's proving to be an interesting read. It's about a mother whose daughter is trapped in war-torn Donbass in Ukraine. I think this one will turn out to be an important read for me.

    Hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend!

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    1. Sounds like interesting an interesting one! Happy reading!

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  2. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line of Amanda Dykes's novella "Up from the Sea". Here I'll share with you the first line from chapter 25 of the book I'm currently reading, The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sarah E. Ladd. "They'd found her."

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    1. I've been hearing alot about both of those! Happy reading!

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first few lines from The Memory House by Rachel Hauck. It is SO awesome. You can see my post by going to: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/04/11/first-line-friday-82-2/. Currently, I am on chapter 22, so I will share a line from there.

    "The knock came late as the house rattled with the crashes and flashes of a spring thunderstorm."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! πŸ™‚❤️πŸ“š

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    1. I read that one earlier this month and it was sooooo good!

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  4. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared today on my blog is Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano but I'm currently reading The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sara E Ladd so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (17) here: "Delia chewed her lip as she traversed the path to Fairhold Cottage, mentally practicing what she wanted to say." Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I'm hearing lots of buzz about Sara E Ladd's new book! Enjoy!

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  5. My first paragraph is from an exceptional book by a new author: A retelling of Ruth and Naomi in Victorian times.
    Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens:
    England, July, 1861
    Both women were starving.
    After nearly three weeks in Abbotsville, Rena’s shoulder blades now cut against her skin like she was made of paper. Head pounding, she lay beside Nell in a stable which smelled of manure, desperate for a way to escape the unbreakable claws of poverty.

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    1. I almost signed up to review that one, but my schedule is packed tight right now so I let it pass by. Might have to put it on my wish list! Happy reading!

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  6. Happy Friday!

    Love the cover art. This sounds like an interesting contemporary romance . . . I'll have to add this to my growing list of books.

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the opening line from Susan Anne Mason’s A Worthy Heart. I’m also reading The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky. The first line is:

    “If she lived to be one hundred and five, Katherine Evangeline Ramsey would never understand why every debutante must begin the London social season by curtsying to the king and queen.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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    1. Both of those books sounds good to me! Happy reading!

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  7. Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations by V. Joy Palmer is on top of my “read this next” stack. I’m sharing from Chapter 1 on my blog, so here is the first line from the prologue:

    “A great philosopher looks at his various struggles as fodder for his innovative thinking, but, since I am not a great philosopher, I look at my struggles as something akin to stepping on a bee the size of a Komodo dragon.”

    Happy Friday and have a good weekend!

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  8. Less than an hour still sounds like a long time to spend shelling peas to me!

    I'm sharing about a FREE novella by Tari Faris on my blog today, but I'm also in the middle of listening to Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. I'm absolutely loving it--both the story and the narration. Here's the first line from chapter 16:

    The day arrived on which the masters were to have an interview with a deputation of the work-people.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh, I'll have to check out that free novella. Happy reading!

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  9. Beautiful cover...I'd love to have those flowers in my yard. :) Happy reading Jolene!

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    1. Have a great weekend and happy reading to you as well!

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  10. I shared the first line from Melody Carlson's Courting Mr. Emerson on my blog:

    "George Emerson didn't need anybody."

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  11. Love Glory Road! I'm late this weekend because I just got back from being out of town. I will share a book that was waiting for me in the mailbox -- Living Lies by Natalie Walters. "Just let go."

    Have a great week!

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