Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. And welcome to December! We’re in the home stretch now!
This week I picked up a book that’s been on my TBR pile for a whole year. 😳 I knew I wanted to read it when it released, and so I requested it from Netgalley, but then things got busy and it sat there . . . and sat there . . . and sat there . . . It was very patient! And almost as soon as I started reading I was hooked. I loved this story so much, and you can read my review here, but for now, I’m going to share the first line with you.
But what is this book? I hear you asking. It’s Intermission by Serena Chase.
~ About the Book ~
We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful—absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more.
And this kiss . . .
This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear.
Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the bright lights of Broadway, but her success-driven parents want her to pursue a more practical career, labeling “artsy” people—including their daughter—as foolish dreamers worthy of little more than disdain.
When Faith meets nineteen-year-old Noah Spencer she discovers someone who understands her musical theatre dreams . . . because he shares them.
Faith’s mother despises everything about Noah—his age, his upbringing . . . even his religious beliefs—and she grasps at every opportunity to belittle his plans to study theatre and pursue a stage career. When those criticisms shift further toward hostility, resulting in unjust suspicions and baseless accusations, an increasingly fearful stage is set for Faith at home, where severe restrictions and harsh penalties are put in place to remove Noah Spencer from her life.
But Faith has never connected with anyone like she has with Noah, and no matter how tight a stranglehold her mother enforces to keep them apart, Faith will not give him up. Behind the curtain, Faith’s love for Noah continues to grow . . . as does her determination to hold on to her dreams—and him—no matter how high the cost.
~ First Line ~
Tick-tick-tick-tick. Thrum-bum-bum. Tick-tick-tick-tick. Tick-tick-tick-tick. Thrum-bum-bum.
Haha! Anyone want to have a guess what’s going on?
I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂