Friday, November 1, 2019

First Line Fridays: The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels

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 The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels:

"Mostly people only die once. But my father is not most people. He is a monster."

Have you read this book? I adored this novel! Read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Robin Windsor has spent much of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous parents. She thought she'd finally found sanctuary running her used bookstore in quiet River City, Michigan. But when she receives an eerily familiar book in the mail on the morning of her father's scheduled execution, Robin is thrown back to the summer she met Peter Flynt, the perfect boy who ruined everything. Why would Peter be making contact now? And why does she have a sinking feeling that she's about to be exposed all over again?

With evocative prose that recalls the classic novels we love, Erin Bartels pens a story that shows that words--the ones we say, the ones we read, and the ones we write--have more power than we imagine.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I read this book a few months ago. I really enjoyed it.

    On my blog, I'm sharing a book in my TBR pile (one that's been there for quite a few months), "Cinder."

    I'm just starting to read a new book, "The End of the Magi." That first line is: "Any day now, Daniel thought, any day now they would be free."

    Happy reading!

    1. I've heard of Cinder and The End of the Magi, but haven't read either.

  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Oh my word is this book amazing!!! Currently, I am reading Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales. It's a really fun Christmas collection of novellas. I'll share a line from that book here.

    "Being escorted out of the firm by building security wasn't on his to-do list, but he could write it in later ... and cross it off."

    LOL! This book is filled with sweet and sassy stories. I am loving it so far.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

    1. I'm hoping to read The Bright Unknown soon, but not sure when exactly it will happen. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  3. My first line is from Silent Night Suspect by Sharee Stover
    Asia Stratton’s gaze remained transfixed on the lifeless eyes staring back at her

  4. I had actually never heard of this book before, but man, that first line just really grabs your attention, doesn't it? I'm going to have to look this one up. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This book is new to me, but I am intrigued by the plot. Great first line!