06 September 2019

Strands of Truth | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

In recent years, I've gotten off the Colleen-Coble bandwagon, but this upcoming release sounded interesting enough for me to give her another shot—hoping it's worth it!

First Line: Lisa ran to her Datsun Bluebird and jerked open the yellow door.

From Page 56: "You are already sweet-talking nurses. I though that last nurse was going to kiss you on her way out."

Quotes taken from an Advance Reading Copy.


Suspense melds with romance as the past meets the present in this engrossing new novel from USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble.

Harper Taylor is used to being alone. Her mother passed away in a car accident when she was an infant, she never knew who her father was, and now even the widowed grandmother who raised her is gone. She’s done just fine investing her marine biology degree and her energy into her pen shell business.

The last thing she expects is for the DNA test she took to reveal a likely half-sister. And when she and Annabelle meet, there are striking similarities in their stories. Is it just coincidence that both their mothers died tragically without revealing Harper and Annabelle’s father’s name?

When Harper’s business partner has a stroke, his son Ridge steps in to help. Before long, he's spending more time with her than the business would dictate . . . and Harper finds she doesn’t mind in the least.

When yet another tragedy strikes close to home, though, Harper and Ridge realize that the secrets of the past can’t stay there. They’ll have to unravel Harper’s past before they can secure their future.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ford” by Susan May Warren:

    “If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.”

  2. This book sounds like so much fun! I love a little mix of romance and suspense. I hope that you enjoy it. :)

  3. Strands of Truth is one I would like to read too. It sounds like it will be a fun read. I hope you are enjoying it! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  4. My first line is from Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano:
    N.Y. City November 1885
    Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into N.Y. high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.

  5. Haven't seen a Datsun in many years... Sounds like a good read though. Happy weekend!

  6. Strands of Truth sounds like a thrilling story. Enjoy your current read!

  7. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/09/05/first-line-friday-100/. I am just starting chapter seven, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    "Rhett wiped down the espresso machine one last time then glanced at the large silver clock with chunky black numbers mounted on the white brick wall. His shift had ended a few minutes ago, and the cafe was empty."

    Happy reading! I hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂💚📚

  8. Happy Friday! The book I shared on my blog today is The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H McGee but it's also my current read so I'll share the first line from chapter 9 here: "Charles's cousin slapped him on the shoulder, sending his mug of ale sloshing over the rim and into his dinner." Happy Reading! :)