First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Reading Is My SuperPower.

What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

My first line comes from a book I just started last night. It is the last book for the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon and if I finish it today, I will complete my card for Bingo.

:Can you celebrate and mourn at the same time?”

This book was published in 2021.

This is a self-published story by an Indy Author

Author is a Canadian, specifically from my province, Ontario, Marie Landry

First Line Friday Book is ……..

Joss’s no-strings-attached holiday fling is about to get more tangled than a string of Christmas lights.

What happens when the so-called Queen of Christmas feels more like Scrooge? In actress Josslyn Hazelwood’s case, she decides to escape it all: the heartache and mess of her very public divorce, the press, and, most of all, the holidays and everything that comes with them. Spending a few weeks in the small town of Honeywell Hollow as “just Joss” is exactly what she needs.

Liam Doherty is happy to help Joss test her BFF’s theory that the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. Her no-strings-attached holiday fling soon becomes more entangled than a string of Christmas lights, and she finds herself not only caught up in a whirlwind romance with Liam, but also getting sucked into the festive fun of Honeywell.

Joss knows she’s falling for both Liam and Honeywell, but the ghost of Christmas Past is determined to visit this Scrooge after all. No matter how much she tries to escape her past and Christmas, she’s forced to confront them both before she can appreciate the gifts of Christmas Present.

Available Now: Published by Marie Landry November 22, 2021 (Available on Kindle Unlimited as well)

Does this book sound like one you would be interested in?

What are you reading now? Do you have an interesting first line to share?