First Line Friday – 1 December 2017 – Intermission (Serena Chase)


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.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ 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. 🙂

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21 Responses to First Line Friday – 1 December 2017 – Intermission (Serena Chase)

  1. Ellie says:

    I’m sharing the first line from Heather Gray’s An Informal Christmas on my blog today. The first line from the book I’m currently reading is “His footsteps echoing, Ryan Savage walked the first grader from the cafeteria toward the media center.” The Christmas Baby by Lisa Carter.

    Happy Friday!

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  2. serenachase says:

    Thanks so much for featuring Intermission! I’m so glad the story drew you in! ❤ Serena

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This is one I need to get to soon!
    Today I’m featuring Cowboy Christmas Guardian by Dana Mentink (because it’s December and all).

    The first line of the book I’m reading is: “Not Now. For the love of candy canes, not now.” From I’ll Be Home for Christmas Collection by Bonnie Calhoune, Jill Kemerer, Allie Pleiter, and Lenora Worth

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  4. Becky says:

    I’ve been wanting to read this for some time!

    I’m sharing about The Austen Escape on my blog today, but the closest book to me is Christmas at Carton by Tamera Alexander, so I’ll use that here.

    November 13, 1863
    Franklin, Tennessee
    21 Miles South of Nashville

    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”

    Happy Friday!

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  5. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday, Katie!

    MAY 1817

    I sat across the table from the man I most admired, feeling self-conscious. – The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

    Liked by 1 person

  6. lelandandbecky says:

    Another book on my list!

    Happy Friday!
    My first line is from First Street Church Romances: Love’s Christmas Cheer by Alexa Verde:

    “Hurting her co-chef wasn’t an option.”

    Liked by 1 person

  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    So, is your first line a kid at band practice? It reminds me of my students at band practice in the mornings and after school.

    Today, over on my blog, I am showcasing Cara Putman’s novel, Imperfect Justice. I am so excited to review this book. I have heard so many good things. On my site, I used the first lines from the prologue, so here I will share the first sentence from chapter 1.

    “Emelie Wesley glanced at her watch and frowned.”

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Beth Erin says:

    Happy Friday!

    January 1894
    Denver, CO
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.
    – Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Iola says:

    I loved Intermission! I hope Serena Chase has another novel in the works …

    I’m sharing from The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce on my blog today. Great book!

    I’m currently reading Out of the Ordinary by the always-witty Jen Turano. Here’s the (long) opening line:

    Slipping through the crowd gathered on the upper deck of a most extravagant yacht, Miss Gertrude Cadwalader drew in a breath and adopted an air of what she hoped would be taken for nonchalance.

    With a start like that, I’m expecting another winner!

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    • Where on earth does she come up with these names?! I have a great one for a future book. We had a piece of music in our church choir library inscribed with the name ‘Magnolia Thunderpussy’. Not sure if it was real or not, but it sounds like one of her characters! 😂


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