First Line Friday | Starting Anew by Melanie D. Snitker

Today I’m joining in the fun by sharing a book for First Line Friday. The deal is we pick up the nearest book (or in my case, the nearest device with an ebook in it) and quote the first line.

Iโ€™m sharing the first line from Starting Anew by Melanie D. Snitker. An intriguing opening line!

Lynn Crosby sat up in bed, unsure of what actually woke her up.

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Starting Anew was a July new release. Here’s the book description:

He’s afraid to trust. She has a secret that could change everything between them. Will they let go of their fear, or allow it to rob them of their chance at happiness?

For most of his life, Nathan Kirkpatrick was lied to by everyone he cared about. Now, he’s determined to leave the past behind him, and focus on a new future with his only real family–his young daughter, Mia, and his long-lost brother, Chess. When he finds himself attracted to Mia’s pretty and kind caretaker, Lynn, he must do some heavy-duty soul searching. Can he trust her? Or will falling for her put his family at risk?

Lynn Crosby’s passion cost her everything. Her parents all but disowned her for pursuing her dream of a music career, and then the music industry she loved wanted her to compromise her values. All she wants is to hold on to her quiet life, with a new name, and an ordinary job as a day care worker. But the more time she spends with Nathan, the more she wants to share her true self with him. Can she trust him to understand and love both sides of her? Or will he walk away like everyone else?

An inspirational Christian novel about learning to trust, finding acceptance, and the healing power of truth spoken in love.

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  1. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring More Than Words Can Say, by Karen Witemeyer. Since it’s also my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter 17, “Let her go.” His growled demand echoed through the alleyway as Zach advanced.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

  2. I’m always a little apprehensive when I don’t know what woke me up, so I can relate!

    I’m sharing the first line from Catherine West’s latest book over on my blog, As the Light Fades. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by the cover, but this has a great cover and I’m itching to get into it.

    Happy reading!

  3. My first lines are from Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl

    He waits, hidden in the shadows of the tall, stately trees that lined the street. He is the only one who knows that hell has just opened its doors.

  4. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Choose Me” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Today of all days, Julia Delpont needed to forget about the world.”

    1. I enjoy my sleep, too. My cat has started jumping on me at 4am to wake me up – which is so not fun. Eventually sheโ€™ll learn that trying to wake me that early is mission impossible, lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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