First Line Friday – 26 May 2017 – Someplace Familiar (Teresa Tysinger)


Hello First Liners! Thank you for joining me again this week—or WELCOME if this is your first time. 🙂

This week for First Line Friday, I’m giving you the first line from another debut: Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger. This releases next Tuesday on 30 May, and I’m looking forward to starting it very soon!

~ About the Book ~

Artist Livy Johnson needs a fresh start. That’s what a broken heart and forgotten dreams can do to a person. On little more than a whim, she reclaims her grandmother’s old home in quaint Laurel Cove, North Carolina and vows to restore its original charm. When she literally collides with childhood friend, Jack Bowdon, Livy wonders if she’s back for an entirely different reason.

Jack can’t believe his childhood crush is back. As the owner of Bowdon’s Supplies, and once again the town’s most eligible bachelor, he offers to help Livy with repairs. Together they embark on the project—and an undeniable whirlwind romance.

But it’s not all smooth sailing. Can they survive the destructive pain of their pasts to discover God’s grace waiting to renovate their hearts?

Amazon  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading  //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink  //  Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

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

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32 Responses to First Line Friday – 26 May 2017 – Someplace Familiar (Teresa Tysinger)

  1. Good morning. My first line is from, “Vendetta,” by Lisa Harris.
    “The initial step off the sheer face of a three-hundred-plus-foot drop was always the most terrifying.”
    Happy Reading!

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  2. carylkane says:

    My first line comes from FIRSTBORN by Tosca Lee.

    Six weeks ago, I woke up in a cabin in the north woods of Maine with no memory of the last two years or any pertinent details of my life before.

    Happy Weekend and Happy Reading!

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  3. dinhgaldi says:

    My first line is:
    Once there was a tree… ~The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    I have been reading this book to my kids every night for the last month. They love it!
    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

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  4. joyofreadingweb says:

    Oh, you had me at North Carolina!! I’m going to have to add this to my reading list 🙂

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  5. Amanda Tero says:

    It almost sounds like a Hallmark movie. 😉

    This week, I’m trying to put some reading time into “The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman” (for research) and “Threads of Suspicion (by Dee Henderson–my first of hers to read).

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  6. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday!! I pre-ordered Someplace Familiar.
    My first line is from White by Denise Weimer: “The dream started the way Jennifer’s actual visit to the house at 104 Main Street, Hermon, had begun, on a road that hurtled past green fields & dust-blown wildflowers into forever, ending in a community time had forgotten.”

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  7. I’m looking forward to Teresa’s debut! Here’s my first line today (from the prologue): “Night crept over the hills, smothering the landscape in a cocoon of darkness that would hide him in a few minutes.” — Colleen Coble’s Haven of Swans (the cover is intriguing, too!).

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  8. andinewberry says:

    Happy Weekend! That’s a line alright! Sounds really good!

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  9. Beth Erin says:

    Aw, yay!!! I can’t wait to read this book and Teresa is on my blog tomorrow!!! Here’s what I’m currently reading…

    The euphoria of winning a hard case vied in her thoughts with wondering what came next as Haden McCarthy left the Alexandria courthouse.

    Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

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  10. Ohhhh!! Since I’m from North Carolina I LOVE this first line!

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  11. From the prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection
    Kansas, 1865
    Abigail Melton entered the kitchen to the sight of her mother slumped over the table, a telegram clutched in one hand.

    The fictional town of Turtle Springs lost almost all their men to the Civil War.

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  12. JaneReads says:

    On my blog is the first line from Irene Onorato’s upcoming release so I have decided to share the first line from a book that’s gotten buried on my kindle entitled Back Home Again by Melody Carlson.

    “Thin rays of afternoon sunlight filtered through the leaves of the old maple tree that dominated the front yard of the Howard family home.”

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  13. momentsdippedinink says:

    Sounds like an interesting book. Here’s mine from a book I just finished reading: Count Me in by Mikal Dawn.

    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention.”

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Heather says:

    Love reminiscent lines…I want to know how much life has changed for her and why she chose to go back to the beginning part of her days.

    Liked by 1 person

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