Friday, August 28, 2020

First Line Fridays: Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray

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 Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray.

"I've face-planted myself into rock bottom."

Have you read this novel? I read it last week and loved it! Book blurb below and you can read my review here.

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

There's a lot of irony in hitting rock bottom.

After a heartbreak leaves her reeling, January Sanders is open to anything--including moving into a cabin on her aunt's wedding-venue property and accepting a temporary position at her aunt's church despite being a lifelong skeptic of faith. Choosing to keep her doubts to herself, she's determined to give her all to supporting Grace Community's overworked staff while helping herself move on.

What she doesn't count on is meeting the church's handsome and charming guitarist. It's a match set for disaster, and yet January has no ability to stay away, even if it means pretending to have faith in a God she doesn't believe in.

Only this time, keeping her secret isn't as easy as she thought it would be. Especially when she's constantly running into her aunt's landscape architect, who seems to know everything about her past-and-present sins and makes no apologies about pushing her to deal with feelings she'd rather keep buried.

Torn between two worlds that can't coexist, can January find the healing that's eluded her, or will her resistance to the truth ruin any chance of happiness?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from "Hope for Christmas" by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    "Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn't comfortable for sitting, so he'd found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him."

  2. This sounds so good! Great first line!

    Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman.......

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she's just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears "You're giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?" she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!📚💜

  3. Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadows of the night.

    The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright
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    Perrianne Askew

  4. I really enjoyed Love and a Little White Lie! Today on my blog I’m sharing from Airborne by DiAnn Mills. I just started reading Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick: “Her dreams of late had been of books with maps of unknown places.”

    Have a great weekend! :)

  5. I'm currently reading Tomorrow's Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
    "Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back."
    I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

  6. My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

  7. Yes, I read it and really enjoyed it. :) I’m currently reading To Love A Prince by Rachel Hauck and it’s GREAT! The first line is “It’s said in the north country of Lauchtenland that the sea has a song and love blooms from the earth the same as flora and fauna.” I hope you have a nice weekend!