First Line Friday: The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newport


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

I’m just finished “A Silken Thread” by Kim Vogel Sawyer which means I am currently between books. So I just randomly selected a novel from my to-read shelf.

A book that has family history revealed? Sounds intriguing to me.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newton

THe Inn at Hidden Run

And the first line is:

Sad, but true. She would have to procure a new favorite coffee mug. Moving the old one from hand to hand and turning it to 180 degrees only confirmed the body of data growing over the last two weeks. The crack down the wide blue stripe would imminently progress to a leak. The wobbly handle was untrustworthy with the weight of the next refill. And the promises of extraordinary adhesive products were not the solution to a receptacle of hot liquids on the way into her throat.

I’m not a coffee drinker at all. I hate the taste of coffee, but I do know the pain of having to toss a favorite coffee mug.

Have you read this novel yet? If so, what did you think of it?

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

4 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Inn at Hidden Run by Olivia Newport

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first couple of lines from The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay. It’s a fabulous story that I highly recommend. Currently, I am just starting Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by the fantastic Bethany Turner so I will share a line from that book.

    “What a difference four years can make.”

    I hope your weekend is a great one. Happy reading! 🤗💙📚


  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “When He Returns” by author Kimberly Rae Jordan, which I haven’t started, but hope to start reading soon:

    “Dalton Callaghan stared at the gleaming wood casket at the front of the chapel, the profile of his friend just barely visible over the edge as he lay there.”


  3. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Cowboy Meets His Match by Margaret Brownley on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 12 of my current read, Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan:

    “The second day in Oxford arrived, luminescent, the honey-hues of sunlight falling from the leaves to settle on the grass like spilled paint.”


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