Anneliese Dalaba

Readers who love clean, wholesome books and writers who write them.

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is At Your Request by Jen Turano.


“Miss Wilhelmina Radcliff was reluctantly coming to the unfortunate conclusion that there were absolutely no perks to be had when one obtained the unenviable title of wallflower.” 

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.


14 thoughts on “First Line Friday #14

  1. Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Liz Curtis Higg’s “A Wreath of Snow”. A Christmas favorite of mine! Last evening I started reading Lucette Nel’s book “A Match of Sorts”. I’m really enjoying this one also! Here is the first line: “She changed her mind.”

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    1. You convinced me. I just purchased A Match of Sorts. Since it’s short, I’ll be able to get through it quickly. I’m a sucker for Christmas romances.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My FLF is from Candy Lane Christmas by Jackie Castle
    CANDYCE BARKLEY TOSSES the fake engagement ring, the last token of her sordid past, out the window onto the highway 35N.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. That first line certainly makes one curious. Will the sordid past come back? Will she move on? I wish you a great weekend, too!


  3. Beth Erin says:

    I adore Jen’s stories! Here’s the first line of my current read, Too Far Down by Mary Connealy:
    Skull Gulch, New Mexico Territory
    February 1881
    An explosion brought Cole Boden to his feet.

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    1. I love Mary Connealy’s books. They are always full of action. Haven’t read that one yet. I’ll have to check it out.


      1. Beth Erin says:

        Lots of humor from both ladies!

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  4. hjsnyder28 says:

    Such a beautiful cover–I want that fur muff. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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    1. Right? Me, too!!! 🙂


  5. bellesmoma16 says:

    I loved this novella. It is so fun!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York: Adele’s Journey. I am currently on chapter 14, so I will share the first three lines from that chapter here.

    “‘Are you busy?’ Adele looked up from the book lying in her lap. Uncle Osbourne stood at the threshold of the library.”

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I wish you a wonderful weekend.


  7. Jen’s books are always such fun!

    The first line from the next book I’m reading is:

    It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.
    from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner

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  8. Iola says:

    I love Jen Turano’s stories. She always manages an intriguing concept, and this first line is proof 🙂

    I’m currently reading Engaging The Competition by Melissa Jagears. Here’s the first line:

    Harrison Gray had never heard of anyone holding a competition over mounting or dismounting a horse, but then, Charlotte Andrews could turn anything into a contest.

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    1. I also love Melissa Jagears’ books. I have not read this one yet. That’s a great first line! I’ll be adding it to my reading list.


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