First Line Friday – 23 June 2017 – Then There Was You (Kara Isaac)


Oh boy, do I love the book I’m sharing with you for First Line Friday today! Not only is it mostly set in Sydney, Australia, but it’s a fabulous read. You can catch my full review here, but just believe me when I say this is a book you don’t want to miss.

It is, of course, Kara Isaac’s new release, Then There Was You.

~ About the Book ~

Paige McAllister needs to do something drastic. Her boyfriend can’t even commit to living in the same country, her promised promotion is dead on arrival and the simultaneous loss of her brother and her dream of being a concert violinist has kept her playing life safe and predictable for six years. Things need to change. A moment of temporary insanity finds her leaving her life in Chicago to move to Sydney, Australia. There she finds herself, against many of her convictions, as a logistics planner for one of Australia’s biggest churches, and on a collision course with her boss’s son.

Josh Tyler fronts a top-selling worship band and is in demand all over the world. But, in the past, his failed romantic relationships almost destroyed both his reputation and his family. He’s determined to never risk it happening again. The last thing he needs is some American girl tipping his ordered life upside down. Especially one who despises everything he’s ever worked for and manages to push every button he has.

When Josh and Paige are thrown together to organize his band’s next tour, the sparks fly. But can they find a way to bridge the differences that pull them apart? Or will they choose the safety and security of what they know over taking a chance on something that will require them to risk everything?

Release date:  22 June 2017
Pages:  262
Publisher:  Bellbird Press

Amazon US  //  Amazon AU  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Paige McAllister didn’t think it was possible, but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen-year-old sister’s wedding.

And you’re just going to have to grab yourself a copy of the book to find out what that something is! Trust me, you won’t be sorry!

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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28 Responses to First Line Friday – 23 June 2017 – Then There Was You (Kara Isaac)

  1. momentsdippedinink says:

    Oh, man! That’s an amazing first line. Got my mind asking millions of questions. I can’t wait to read this book.

    I’m sharing from a book I just finished a couple days ago, Mistakenly Married by Victorine Lieske: “Penny wrung her hands and walked to the back of the room.”

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  2. carylkane says:

    I love Kara Isaac!

    Suzie shivered at Carson Snotte’s words, not the March air with its hint of lingering winter. Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

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  3. lelandandbecky says:

    I have Then There Was You on my kindle & look forward to reading it!

    My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter: “There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks.”

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  4. My first line is from “Mandy,” a chapter book for kids by Julie Andrews Edwards.

    “On the outskirts of a pretty country village called St. Martin’s Green, there stands a large, white house called St. Martin’s Orphanage.”

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  5. Amanda Tero says:

    Oh wow. That is a gripping first line and back cover blurb!

    On my blog is the first line from “Promise Me This” by Cathy Gohlke, but here I’ll share the first line of the book I got in the mail yesterday: “Heart on the Line” by Karen Witemeyer! This will be my first to read of hers…
    “The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.”

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  6. I need to read this book!

    I’ll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry’s new book “So Pure a Heart”.
    “Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak.”

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  7. andinewberry says:

    I’m sad that I have to wait to read this since I need to finish review books, but it’s on my kindle just waiting for me. Happy Friday!

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  8. You’ve sold me. I am adding this to my library as soon as I get home. Thanks!

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  9. Winnie Thomas says:

    I loved Kara Isaac’s new book! I just finished it last night.
    “That’s him at your six o’clock, over by the tomatoes.” From Serenity Harbor by RaeAnne Thayne, releasing next week.

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  10. I just love that feeling of being so in love with a book that you can’t wait to share it with everyone. Have a great weekend!

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  11. Heather says:

    I have seen this book floating around Twitter, and I absolutely love the cover! Just added it to my Goodreads list. 🙂 Happy Saturday!

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  12. Beth Erin says:

    OH GREAT!!! NOW I’m really going to have a hard time waiting until I get to this one in my tbr! GAH! I’m so behind!!! 😭

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  14. “The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex.” -Sense and Sensibility

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