First Line Friday – 22 December 2017 – Tinsel in a Tangle (Laurie Germaine)


Merry Christmas, book lovers, and welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books. If you’re looking for a fun Christmas read, then the book I’m featuring today is for you. I came across this book when I was putting together my 12 Days of Christmas Reads giveaways and couldn’t resist picking it up. It’s Tinsel in a Tangle by Laurie Germaine.

~ About the Book ~

In the arctic town of Flitterndorf, generations of elves have worked alongside generations of Kringles to make gifts for believing children worldwide. Never have they endured a tall, blundering elf like Tinsel, though. Despite her setbacks, Tinsel’s determined to prove her worth by nabbing an internship at the Workshop. But when her latest mishap destroys gift reserves and puts Christmas in jeopardy, she lands a punishment mucking reindeer stalls for Santa’s hotshot grandson, Niklas. Now if she wants a second chance at that position, she must collaborate with the twinkle-eyed flirt to redeem herself in everyone’s eyes without messing up. For one more calamity will not only bring about the holiday’s demise, she’ll be immortalized as the elf who shattered children’s faith in Santa Claus.

So not the way she wants to go down in history.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Crumbling candy canes! Why won’t this stuff melt?

I bet you can’t guess what she’s trying to melt!

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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23 Responses to First Line Friday – 22 December 2017 – Tinsel in a Tangle (Laurie Germaine)

  1. Phyllis says:

    That sounds fun. Thank you for sharing the book. I might have to pick up a copy.

    My first line comes from Deborah Raney’s Circle of Blessings:

    Dakota Territory, 1864

    It was almost closing time, and in all of his seventeen years, James Collingwood could not remember being so bone-weary as he felt tonight.

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. carylkane says:


    “Good morning, Kansas!” The radio scratched out static over deejay Kris Kristiansen’s lilting baritone. – Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

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  3. rbclibrary says:

    I’ve seen this book across the blogging world. It looks good. I’ve shared Stephanie Barron’s Jane And The Twelve Days of Christmas on my blog. Here I’ll share from one of my all time favorite Christmas books, Remembering Christmas from Dan Walsh. “It wasn’t there anymore.”

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  4. Cute cover!

    Next up on my TBR…
    The music seeped into her soul like fog over the Thames. (from A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White)

    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I never in a million years would have thought I’d be tempted to read a story about Santa, but this one sounds…well…fun, adorable, playful. I just might pick it up. Thanks for sharing. The book I’m featuring on my blog today is A Match of Sorts by Lucette Nel. Merry Christmas!

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  6. bellesmoma16 says:

    Sounds like a fun book!

    Merry Christmas!

    Today on my blog I am featuring Desert Duet by Debra Marvin. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will leave the first line from that chapter.

    “The new gray fedora, with its crisp, black grosgrain band, would be a stylish, but dismal failure at preventing sunburn.”

    I’m really enjoying this story! Happy Friday. 😊

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  7. Merry Christmas! What a unique storyline!
    Over on my blog, I’m featuring Monster by Frank Peretti, but over here, I’ll share the first line of another on my TBR pile, The Cottage by Michael Phillips: “The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down.”

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  8. It certainly caught my attention.

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  9. Heather says:

    I love the title and the first line of this book!! Merry Christmas!

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  10. Heather says:

    Just bought the audiobook…I always need new Christmas books. 🙂

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  11. Iola says:

    I have no idea what she is trying to melt, but the fact you’re asking suggests it’s not something obvious like ice or chocolate.

    I’m sharing from All is Bright by Andrea Grigg over on my blog, a wonderful novella set in Australia … which means a summer Christmas (FYI, that’s normal for me. Not so normal for most of you, or for my Icelandic pastor and his family.)

    I’m currently reading A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh, an new favourite author. Here’s the first line:

    “Why is that woman staring over here?” Lila shifted in the tall-backed linen-covered chair and nodded towards a blonde woman at the bar.

    I suspect this is going to be more than a Christmas story …

    Blessings as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour this week!

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