Friday, June 26, 2020

First Line Fridays: Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner

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 line from Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner:

"My Norman had never understood why I liked to hang laundry on the line when I had a perfectly good dryer inside."

Have you read this book? Book blurb below and you can read an excerpt on the publisher's site.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Rediscover the power of story to open the doors of our hearts.

Betty Sweet never expected to be a widow at forty. With so much life still in front of her, she tries to figure out what's next, never imagining what God had in mind.

When her estranged sister returns to town, Betty finds herself taking on the care of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. In 1960s small-town Michigan, they make an odd pair. Betty with her pink button nose and bouffant hair. Hugo with his light brown skin and large brown eyes. But more powerful than what makes them different is what they share: the heartache of an empty space in their lives. Slowly, they will learn to trust one another as they discover common ground and healing through the magic of storytelling.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday!

    The Stories that Bind Us sounds like a really great read, and I love that opening line.

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristen Billerbeck, Denise Hunter and Diann Hunt:

    "Natalie Mansfield's heart swelled as she stood on the perimeter of the town square and watched her niece and the other children decorate the town for Easter."

    I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

  2. Stories That Bind Us was an exceptional book!

    My first line is from A RECKLESS LOVE by Beth White
    Prologue: April 22, 1865 North of Memphis, Tennessee

    Zane’s first thought when he came to was that the world was coming to an end.

    Great ending to the series!

  3. Happy Friday! πŸ™‚
    Today, I'm sharing the first line from Line by Line by Jennifer Delamere. I'm currently reading The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper, so I'll share a line from there:
    "Stefan pushed open the doors to the Berkeley deep in thought."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend! πŸ™‚❤πŸ“š

  4. I love the smell of clothes air dried! Happy Friday!!

  5. I just air dryed some laundry on a rack on our back porch today! I’m sharing the first line from Meet the Moms by Laurie Larsen on my blog today: “The alarm shrieked in the darkness and Lily Adams jolted awake, gasping. ” I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I shared the first line from The Rose of Winslow Street by Elizabeth Camden
    "The stately houses of Winslow Street looked utterly safe and respectable in the hot summer evening. Mikhail knew all that was about to change."
    Have a lovely weekend!