First Line Friday | When Mountains Sing by Stacy Monson

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.

I’m sharing the first line from When Mountains Sing by Stacy Monson. I’ve included the opening paragraph to provide context for the intriguing first line.

The clash of cologne, sweat, and ego assaulted her senses as it did every weekday morning. Even blindfolded, Mikayla Gordon would know she’d entered the office. Testosterone reigned at Outdoor Experience magazine. She dropped her backpack on her desk chair and stood a moment catching her breath. The rainy walk from the bus stop had left her strangely winded.

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When Mountains Sing (The Mosaic Collection) is an August new release. Here’s the book description:

When the truth cost her everything, she thought there was nothing left to lose.

Mikayla Gordon loves nothing more than sleeping under the stars, reeling in the “big one,” and long hikes in the wilderness. A medical crisis reveals a 30-year-old secret that turns everything she’s known and believed upside down, unraveling her dreams and her identity.

In search of answers, she follows a trail from Minnesota to Colorado and discovers more unwelcome secrets even as she falls in love with the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and a wilderness camp leader who shares the greatest secret of all.

Knowing her life can never go back to what it was, she must make decisions that will impact far more than just her future.

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19 Comments

  1. My first lines are from Deadly Intentions by Rachel Dylan.
    Chapter 2.

    The impact with the car’s air bag felt like a head-on collision with a train. Smoke filled the air. Fine dust settled around her. She couldn’t breathe. Couldn’t think. The car rolled one more time, then settled upright.

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Redemption Road” by Christa MacDonald:

    “The jingle of sleigh bells rang out as the door to the shop swung open.”

  3. Whew… those smells would certainly be an assault! haha
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt. I just finished A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson but I’m about to start The Healing Jar by Wanda Brunstetter so I’ll share that first line here: “Tears sprang to Lenore Lapp’s eyes as she stood with the others who had come to witness this special English wedding.” Happy reading!

  4. Looks like a great book!

    Here’s the first line from my book club’s next selection — Cost of Betrayal. It comes from the novella by Dee Henderson. “Ann Falcon eased toward the front of the crowd.”

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