Friday, January 8, 2021

First Line Fridays: The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson

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 The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson.

"Emma Daley had always loved Christmas as a child, but . . . not so much as an adult."

Have you read The Christmas Swap? If not, 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:

All Emma Daley wants this holiday season is a white Christmas. 

But the young teacher and struggling musician sure can't find that in sunny Arizona. Luckily, there's someone living in a perfect mountain home in the Colorado Rockies looking to make a vacation trade.

West Prescott is an in-demand songwriter and talented musician who put his own singing career on hold to write songs for celebrity acts to perform. When his mother convinces him to do a vacation trade for Christmas, he never imagined one of the houseguests would be so sweet--or so strikingly pretty. Naturally, he decides to stick around, and to get better acquainted, he poses as the caretaker of his own house. But when Emma's friend Gillian discovers his true identity and sets her sights on him, things get . . . messy.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Love the first line! Christmas as a child was always so special :)


    1. Yes! I know it's past Christmas, but I thought we could use a little Christmas cheer!

  2. Happy Friday! 😀
    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Best-Laid Plans by Sarah M. Eden: Currently I'm reading Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason so I'll share from there:
    "Sarah stood outside Dustin's duplex door and drew in a steadying breath."
    I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

  3. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog my first line comes from The Piano Teacher by Kristie Self
    "The darkness lay heavy that night, unbroken by any slivers of moonlight."

    Have a lovely weekend!

  4. My first line us from Endless Mercy by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. The second book in the series Treasures of Nome.
    Nome, Alaska. September 1904
    The lively tune on the piano couldn’t keep up with the smile in Madysen’s heart.