First Line Fridays (6)

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books.  First Line Fridays take 6!  Hop on over to Hoarding Books and post a link to your first line. Don’t forget to check out the other first lines on there as well.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books
My first line this week comes from Charlee and the Chocolate Shop.  I was looking for a Christmas read and had planned to just skim the beginning of a few books before settling on one.  I started reading this one first and didn’t stop!
Charlee and the Chocolate Shop is a heart-warming tale of family and friendship.
Master chocolatier, Charlee Chambers, has plenty to be excited about as Christmas approaches. She’s moved in with her boyfriend, Darren, and she’s about to open a chocolate shop, following in her late granddad’s footsteps. If only Darren would show more interest in helping her refurbish Charlee’s Chocolates ready for a December opening.  When water starts pouring through the shop ceiling, and Darren can’t be contacted to help, emergency plumber Matt comes to the rescue. From that moment on, Matt does more to support Charlee in achieving her dreams than Darren ever has, and she finds herself drawn to him. But Matt’s engaged and Charlee loves Darren … doesn’t she? And Darren loves her … or at least, she thinks he does, but he’s been behaving a little strangely recently.  Then Charlee discovers that Darren has a secret. But so does Matt. And so, it seems, does the woman who abandoned her at birth …
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Spurn Narional Nature Reserve
Near Hull, East Yorkshire
Tuesday 16th August Last Year
“Goodbye, Nana,” I whispered, turning in a circle and scattering her ashes across the sand dunes.  “You’re with your wildlife now. And Gramps.”
Despite the sombre opening, it’s turning out to be a very sweet read.
Happy Friday.  What’s your first line?

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  1. Oh I love the cover too!!

    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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  2. 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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  3. It was days like this, when the sun bounced off Lake Superior with an eye-squinting brilliance, that Bree Nicholls forgot all her qualms about living where the Snow King ruled nine months of the year. – Without a Trace by Colleen Coble

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  4. What a sad first line, but the synopsis sounds like a wonderful book. I confess that when I first read the title…I was thinking Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    P.S. I love the falling snow on your blog! 🙂

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  5. 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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