Happy Friday to you, where ever you are. And with all the natural disasters threatening at the moment, particularly in the States, I pray that where ever you are, you are safe.
If you’re looking for a read to help you escape the here and now for a little while, I can highly recommend today’s pick—although you’ll have to wait to Tuesday to pick it up. Nicole Deese’s new release, A New Shade of Summer, releases on 12 September and I promise you will very quickly fall in love with Callie, Davis, and Brandon.
Beth Erin over at Faithfully Bookish shared the first line from chapter one last week, so this week I’m going to be sharing the first line from chapter two. But first…
~ About the Book ~
As an artist, Callie Quinn relies on inspiration to guide her wandering soul. This summer she accepts a short-term muralist job in her sister’s charming town to spend some much-needed time with her family. After meeting her nephew’s friend, Brandon, she’s eager to draw out his untapped artistic talents—however, it’s the boy’s straitlaced single father who could use a little color in his life.
Davis Carter may be the town’s favorite animal whisperer, but his experience is limited when it comes to understanding his preteen’s rebellious behavior. Desperate for a breakthrough, he follows the lead of a free spirit who claims to know the way into his son’s closed-off world. Soon, Davis isn’t the only one caught up in the hope of a new beginning.
Just as Callie considers trading her unattached existence for a life rich with promise and permanence, an unexpected visit from the past threatens to send her packing once again. Davis and Callie must learn to surrender their fears so they can find a love that will outlast the summer.
~ First Line ~
I cruised past the WELCOME TO LENOX sign with my arm fully extended out the car window and my freckles happily populating under the sun’s intoxicating rays.
Don’t you just love the life and warmth in that first line?! Seriously, you have to meet Callie! Look for my review, coming soon!
Before I go, we welcome another new face to our First Line Friday lineup this week. Make sure you say hello to Ellie from Sprinkles and Pink. Let’s make her feel welcome!
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 // Alicia ~ A Brighter Destiny
Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken // Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews
Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama // Tima ~ Book Reviews by Tima // JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads // Nicole ~ Christian Fiction Girl Reviews
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen // Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Iola ~ Iola Goulton // Rebecca ~ It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Trisha ~ Joy of Reading
Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly // Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes // CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink
Andi ~ Radiant Light // Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower // Robin ~ Robin’s Nest
English Lady ~ Romances of the Cross // Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Ellie ~ Sprinkles and Pink // Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise
If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie (Reading is my Superpower), Rachel (Bookworm Mama), Beth (Faithfully Bookish), or Sydney (Singing Librarian).