First Line Fridays: Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky


Hello and welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to see the first lines from all your books! I love seeing some books that I’ve personally enjoyed and even some new ones to add to my TBR.

The book I’m featuring is:

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

Across the Blue” was released earlier this week and is a must read! This is an epic Edwardian tale about the first English Channel crossing and a woman who longs to live her dream as a journalist despite what others tell her.

Check out my review to learn more. While you’re visiting, be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a copy for yourself!

I’m also giving a copy of Passion’s newest CD, “Whole Heart which is perfect to listen to in the background while you’re reading or cleaning.

And the first line is:

February 1909

Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!



17 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky

  1. Happy Friday!!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m hoping to get to soon, Looking for a Hero by Debbie Macomber.

    Savannah Charles watched the young woman wandering around her bridal shop, checking prices and looking more discouraged by the moment. Her shoulders slumped and she bit her lip when she read the tag on the wedding gown she’d selected.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  2. Looks like a great book. On my blog I’m featuring The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Here I’ll share from Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert. “Zane Boone had carried the weight of his guilt longer than he cared to admit.” Happy Friday!

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    • Loved “The Saturday Night Supper Club”! I’ll have to add Heather Day Gilbert’s book into my TBR. That’s an intriguing first line. Thank you for sharing and happy Friday! 🙂


  3. This sounds like a great story. I love Carrie Turansky’s writing.

    I’m sharing the first line from If I Run by Terri Blackstock on my blog today, but I’m about to start reading The Winsome Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller,which releases in March. Here’s the first line:

    The deeply blue Gloucestershire sky brought comfort as Catherine Winthrop emerged from the tenant farmhouse.

    I love Carolyn Miller’s books, so I’m looking forward to reading this one!


  4. Love Carrie Turansky’s books! Thanks for sharing.

    This one’s on tap for me this weekend:

    Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited. (Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger)

    Happy Friday!


  5. I’ve only read one of Carrie Turansky’s novellas so far – need to remedy this! I’m sharing from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s daughter over on my blog, so here are the first two lines from another one of my current reads, Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read:

    “Autumn had come early to Thrush Green. The avenue of horse-chestnuts, which ran across its northerly end, blazed like a bonfire.”

    Happy Friday!


  6. This book looks amazing!! Ive never evem heard of the author before so i am stoked to start reading her books! I needed a new author to read! Thanks!!


  7. I’ve seen more than one person mention this book – I will have to check it out!

    My first lines come from Dannika Dark’s Gaslight. “When people harbor dark secrets, they close of their emotions. Or in case of Wyatt, our resident Gravewalker, it was a door.

    If you stop by my blog, I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s Nobody Does It Better.


  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken:

    “Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.”


  9. On my blog, I’m featuring A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Here, I will share a line from a book I am currently reading. The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. The first line in the Preface is “One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven?” I wish you a wonderful weekend.


  10. Happy Saturday!!!

    On my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from Lisa T. Bergren’s fantastic novel, Keturah. Here, I will share the first lines from the novel I’m currently reading, A Brush with the Beast by Richard Sones.

    “Good night, Mr. D,” chirped an elderly secretary as Nick left his office on another late night. Slim, young, black briefcase in hand, he walked briskly toward the door.


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