First Line Friday – 29 September 2017 – All This Time (Melissa Tagg)


Happy Friday! I’m super excited for the book I’m sharing with you today. Bear and Reagan’s story is finally here, the final book in Melissa Tagg’s Walker Family series. Talk about bittersweet! If you haven’t met the Walker family yet, I strongly encourage you to check them out, because as far as contemporary romances go, these are some of my favourites. But for now, here’s All This Time.

~ About the Book ~

Bear McKinley’s past refuses to let go.

Ten years ago, Bear gave up everything—his freedom and his reputation—for his mess of a family. But after years of distance and too many attempts at starting over, he finally has a new life doing noble work in Brazil . . . until his past catches up to him once again. Suddenly he finds himself back in Maple Valley, charged with the care of his missing brother’s children, convinced he’s out of second chances to make his life count. And yet, with every day that passes, these kids, this quirky town and the woman he never stopped missing help patch the holes in his heart. Maybe this is the fresh start he’s been longing for all along. But as his newfound hope grows, so does the mystery surrounding his brother’s activities—and when the threat reaches into the lives of those he loves, it’s clear he can’t run away this time.

Fear holds Raegan’s future captive.

Raegan Walker is fine. She’s happy working a slew of part-time jobs, still living in her childhood bedroom and rarely venturing from her hometown. At least, that’s what she tells everyone . . . and herself. But she can’t help wondering what might’ve happened if she hadn’t abandoned her art so many years ago—and if Bear McKinley had never left. When Bear returns and she’s commissioned for a painting that just might revive her artistic ambition all in one week, it’s time to finally reach for more than fine. But doing so means facing the fears that have held her back all this time, including admitting the secret she’s kept from Bear and her family. With her dream and her heart on the line, how much will Raegan have to risk to finally chase her happy ending?

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

A single, strained scan of the church’s hollowed interior was all it took for the whispers of Bear McKinley’s past to turn to bellows.

Oh Bear! I think he’s got a tough journey ahead of him, but it’s going to be worth it in the end.

Before I go, if you missed last week’s announcement, First Line Fridays will have a new home at Hoarding Books Blog starting next week. As you may have noticed, First Line Friday is getting bigger all the time, and this website will be an easier way to manage that as well as other fun bookish stuff that’s being cooked up. Instead of listing all the links on each individual member’s post, we’ll be directing you to Hoarding Books Blog where you will be able to find all the links for the week. The link up won’t start until next week, but you can check out the brand new site right now: and enter their giveaway!Hoarding Books graphic

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  //  Susan ~ Susan Loves Books  //  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).

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20 Responses to First Line Friday – 29 September 2017 – All This Time (Melissa Tagg)

  1. “It was the first day of October, and all things considered, Mitford was pretty quiet.”

    This first line is from “To Be Where You Are,” by Jan Karon.

    I love this series! One of my favorites! 🙂

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  2. Sounds like Bear is in for a rough patch. I’m sure he’ll come out on the other side stronger!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lelandandbecky says:

    It’s definitely on my must read list!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson:
    “Fear and loss snaked around Magnolia Marovich’s heart like they always did when she studied the satellite images on the three computer screens in front of her. Not again.

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  4. Becky says:

    My favorite of Melissa’s so far! Still feeling an emotional rollercoaster of a book hangover from it. Haha. Great share!

    I’m featuring “All This Time” by Melissa Tagg on the blog today, but for here, I’ll share my first line from Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh. It’s one of the three books I’m currently reading and I’m loving it so far.

    “Beth Whitaker hated flowers.”

    Happy Weekend!

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  5. carylkane says:

    The Walker Family series is on my MUST read list! 😉

    A small group of friends had assembled in Mrs. Pollifax’s living room on this warm July evening. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    Happy Friday and reading!

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  6. MH says:

    “Evan Carter stared at his girlfriend, admiring her beauty.” – Returning Home by Toni Shiloh
    I’m actually reading two books at once! Good thing one is historical and the other is contemporary…..

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Heather says:

    I haven’t read any of these books, but I will have to check them out. Happy Friday! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Amanda Tero says:

    Oh wow! What a first line!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Paula says:

    My first line is : from an Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter.
    The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soo. Leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.

    Liked by 1 person

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