First Line Friday – 10 March 2017 – Waiting For Butterflies (Karen Sargent)


Welcome to another edition of First Line Fridays! Today I’m introducing you to a book that will release on 4th April 2017: Waiting for Butterflies by Karen Sargent.

~ About the Book ~

A mother’s love never ends–not even when her life does.

Longing for her family after her sudden death, Maggie becomes a lingering spirit and returns home where she helplessly witnesses her family’s downward spiral in the aftermath of her passing.

Her husband is haunted by past mistakes and struggles to redeem himself. Her teenage daughter silently drowns in her own guilt, secretly believing she caused her mother’s death. Only her five-year-old, full of innocence, can sense her presence. Although limited by her family’s grief and lack of faith, Maggie is determined to keep a sacred promise and save her family before her second chance runs out. — A tender portrait of a mother whose love reaches beyond possible, Waiting for Butterflies will embrace your heart and not let go.

More information at Karen’s website

Amazon US  //  Amazon AU  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Maggie heard the key in the front door and looked at the clock on the nightstand: 1:48 a.m. Nearly twenty-four hours had passed since the phone had jarred her awake and Sam out of bed.

~ Giveaway ~

Karen is having a book-launch giveaway, which you can enter by signing up for her newsletter. Just click on the graphic below to be taken to the giveaway page.


And finally, this week we welcome another new member to the First Line Friday crew. Everyone give Jessica Baker from A Baker’s Perspective a friendly wave! 👋

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken  //  Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes  //  Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian

 If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.


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26 Responses to First Line Friday – 10 March 2017 – Waiting For Butterflies (Karen Sargent)

  1. Hello and good morning! 🙂 “Waiting for Butterflies,” sounds precious.

    My first line comes from Chapter 2 of “This Rough Magic,” by Mary Stewart.

    “The bay was small and sheltered, a sickle of pure white sand holding back the aquamarine sea, and held in its turn by the towering backdrop of cliff and pine and golden-green trees.”

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  2. carylkane says:

    Five minutes earlier…

    THERE IS A MOMENT, JUST BEFORE EVERY STORM, when the entire world pauses.
    Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

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  3. Karen says:

    Wow. I am so honored that you shared Butterflies in your First Line Friday post! ❤ My heart is full…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beth Erin says:

    Hello friend! Hava a happy weekend with lots of reading!

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  5. Andi says:

    The cover is precious! Happy reading weekend!

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  6. Sounds like a very different book.

    Here’s mine:

    A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

    February 1865
    Gratiot Street Prison
    St. Louis, Missouri

    “First, you’re going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

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  7. Heather says:

    Oh my goodness, this sounds like such a sad and intense book…definitely emotional.

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  8. amandatero says:

    Adorable cover! That first line makes me think that it’ll be a heart-rending read!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Rachel D says:

    Oh man! I don’t do so well with emotional reads like this! 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  10. pjcbaker says:

    This looks really intriguing! And the cover is beautiful 🙂

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  11. Guh, I almost started crying just reading your brief summary of the book. I have found that after having a child of my own, I am extra extra sensitive now to topics such as this, or pretty much anything involving traumatic experiences and little ones (no joke, I can’t even watch Law and Order: SVU anymore, though once Christopher Meloni left I was kind of done anyway. You’re welcome for the tangent.) Happy Friday!

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    • Lol! Having a child definitely changes you. I used to work in family law as a legal secretary. It was much harder to distance myself emotionally once I had my first. And I definitely shed some tears in this one!


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