Friday, January 15, 2021

First Line Fridays: All That We Carried 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 line from All That We Carried by Erin Bartels.

"Midwesterners do dumb things on the one nice day in March."

Have you read All That We Carried? It just released earlier this month and I thoroughly enjoyed this women's fiction novel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Check out the book blurb below and read my review

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

The most treacherous terrain is found within.

Ten years ago, sisters Olivia and Melanie Greene were on a hiking trip when their parents were in a fatal car accident. They haven't seen each other since the funeral. Olivia coped with the loss by plunging herself into law school, work, and a materialist view of the world--what you see is what you get, and that's all you get. Melanie dropped out of college and developed an online life coaching business around her DIY spirituality--a little of this, a little of that, whatever makes you happy.

Now, at Melanie's insistence (and against Olivia's better judgment), they are embarking on a hike in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In this remote wilderness they'll face their deepest fears, question their most dearly held beliefs, and begin to see that perhaps the best way to move forward is the one way they had never considered.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday! 😀
    Today on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Active Defense by Lynette Eason: I'm currently in the middle of a chapter so I'll share a line randomly from there here. "Travis wanted to pounce but waited."
    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤📚

  2. Happy Friday!!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Caryl McAdoo's Quincy & Priscilla: A the Lowell House.
    "The hall clock struck the first twelve bongs; Priscilla touched her flute to her mother's as the second chime sounded."

    Happy Weekend, Happy Reading!

  3. Happy Friday! My first Line is from "Crazy for You" by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson:

    "Anything had to be better than returning to Deep Haven. Enemy fire. Jumping into hostile territory."

    1. I just read Still the One in that series! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think I'd like this story. Thanks for sharing!

  5. My first line comes from Dreams of Savannah by Roseanna White:
    Savannah, Georgia May 1861
    Cordeliia Owens had dreamed of this day a hundred times. This moment. This story just waiting to happen