First Line Friday – 27 April 2018 – No Less Days (Amanda G. Stevens)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’m so excited about the book I’m sharing with you today. It releases this coming Tuesday, 1 May 2018, and it is SUCH a fantastic read. These characters will have you totally hooked!

~ About the Book ~

David Galloway can’t die.

How many lifetimes can God expect one man to live? Over a century old, David Galloway isolates himself from the mortal humans who die or desert him by making a quiet life as a used bookstore owner in Northern Michigan. But then he spots a news article about a man who, like him, should be dead.

Daredevil celebrity Zachary Wilson walked away unscathed from what should have been a deadly fall. David tracks the man down, needing answers. Soon David discovers a close-knit group of individuals as old as he is who offer the sort of kinship and community he hasn’t experienced for decades—but at what cost?

David finds himself keeping secrets other than his own. . .protecting more than himself alone. He’ll have to decide what’s worth the most to him—security or community. When crimes come to light that are older than any mortal, he fears the pressure is more than he can stand. What does God require of him, and is David strong enough to see it through?

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~ First Line ~

His books were burning.

And if that isn’t the best first line to hook every book lover I’ve ever come across, I don’t know what is! *laughs diabolically*

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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17 Responses to First Line Friday – 27 April 2018 – No Less Days (Amanda G. Stevens)

  1. deannadodson says:

    Read this for endorsement. Fabulous! Very original. Very gripping. Has probably the most natural and non-preachy presentation of Christianity I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see the real book. 🙂


  2. That’s an interesting premise! I’ll have to look for this one.

    I’m featuring As Bright as Heaven on my blog today, but I’ll share the first line from another on my TBR pile here, Quo Vadis: “Petronius woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied.”


  3. nashpredsfan27 says:

    I am so looking forward to reading this one! I enjoyed the author’s Haven Seekers series.

    My TBR pile includes The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. The first line: “Life is filled with irony.”

    Happy Friday!


  4. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s Falling for You. I’ll share with you here the first line from a book I recently read and enjoyed “Amongst the Roses” by Meghan M. Gorecki
    “Papa’s Home!” A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.”


  5. The book I’m sharing on my blog is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, but the book I’ll share here is the one I am currently reading called Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson: “Candlelight flickered on the medieval walls as Gisele Duchant stepped into the warmth of the nave.” Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂


  6. Becky says:

    I wondered if this was good. I might have to add it to the never-ending TBR after all!

    I’m featuring “Beneath a Prairie Moon” by Kim Vogel Sawyer on the blog today, but I’m going to share about the book I’m currently reading called “The Story Peddler” by Lindsay A. Franklin.

    Colored ribbons of light poured from my fingers. One strand broke free and soared above the crowd’s head, glowing golden in the afternoon sun.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading! 🙂


  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!!!! I’m so excited for the weekend.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd over on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from a YA novel I teach to my 9th Honors English students — Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin,

    “The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain.”


  8. hjsnyder28 says:

    What a sad first line! I feel the character’s pain. Happy Friday!


  9. OH no! I do not like that line….at.all! Ha!


  10. MrsTina Rice says:

    Happy Friday!
    I have not read anything by Amanda G. Stevens.

    My first line is from chapter 20 of Bringing Rosie Home by Loree Lough…

    ….Fifteen minutes later, armed with the knowledge that Rosie was safe with Tina and the doctor would meet them at the ER, Rena turned on the car’s emergency flashers and drove twenty miles over the speed limit….

    Blessings, Tina


  11. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Miss Wilton’s Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack, which will be released May 1st:

    “As a vicar’s daughter, Lenora knew that doing the right thing was not always easy, in fact it was rarely so.”


  12. Horrors!! Burning books? Definitely a great first line! On my blog, I am featuring Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. Here I will share the first line of chapter five from the book I’m currently reading, His Substitute Wife by Dorothy Clark. “‘Thank you.’ Blake looked up and snagged Audrey’s gaze with his. ‘It feels odd, having you pour my coffee.'” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  13. I think I’d cry if I read that line in a book, and possibly not be able to continue.


  14. Iola says:

    This one definitely hooked me at that first line! We have to love a character who worries about burning books.

    Over on my blog I’m sharing from Where Hope Begins by Catherine West … which I finished about four hours after starting it.

    I’m now reading A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. Here’s the first line of the Prologue:

    “You and your brother are to go to the music room, close the door, and don’t come out until I say you can.”

    Have a great weekend!


  15. I’m so looking forward to reading this! I’m sharing from my current read, The Backcountry Brides Romance Collection from Barbour Books, on my blog today. So here is the first line from the prologue of a book I plan to read soon, The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron:

    “Crumbling walls were rare, beautiful things.”

    Have a great weekend!


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