First Line Friday — Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey

20 Oct

Thanks to the folks at Hoarding Books (don’t you just love that name?!) for hosting First Line Friday. To participate, just leave a comment with the first line of the closest book to you and then head over to Hoarding Books to check out what other bloggers are up to.


This week I am featuring Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey. The third book in the Chesapeake Valor series, Blind Spot is my next great read!


FBI agent Declan Grey is in the chase of his life — but isn’t sure exactly what he’s chasing after. Threatened by a terrorist that “the wrath is coming”, Grey fears something horrible is about to be unleashed on American soil. When his investigation leads him to a closed immigrant community, he turns to Tanner Shaw to help him. She’s sought justice for refugees and the hurting around the world, and if there’s anyone who can help him, it’s Tanner.

Tanner Shaw has joined the FBI as a crisis counselor . . . meaning she now has more opportunity to butt heads with Declan. But that tension also includes a spark she can’t deny, and she’s pretty sure Declan feels the same. But before anything can develop between them, they discover evidence of a terror cell — and soon are in a race against the clock to stop the coming “wrath” that could cost thousands their lives.

Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves – the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. Visit her web site at!


What is your first line?

30 Responses to “First Line Friday — Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey”

  1. Fiction Aficionado October 20, 2017 at 7:56 am #

    I haven’t read this one yet. Will have to change that!

    I’m featuring the first line from The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller on my blog this week, but right now I’m almost finished a gripping read by Candace Calvert–Disaster Status–so I’m going to give you the first line of that:

    “Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms.”

    Gotta get back to it! Have a great weekend 🙂

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 8:15 am #

      I love Candace Calvert! I have a lot of books in the TBR pile by her. I checked out your FLF post, that book sounds great too!

  2. lelandandbecky October 20, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    That’s on my must-read list!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love Unawares, a historical fiction book by Michelynn Christy:

    Prairie, Texas 1895
    “Well, Jed. Are you ready to meet your new wife tomorrow?”

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 10:04 am #


  3. Paula Shreckhise October 20, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    The honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs. Above her, heavy clouds menaced the moon, revealing then concealing the scene below.
    From The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.

    Only half done with this one but it is turning out to be just as good as the other two in the series!

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 10:04 am #

      I’ve seen this shared all over. I need to check it out!

  4. Becky October 20, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    This looks like a fun book!

    I’m sharing about Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

    Chapter 1
    This was not how I’d thought I would die.

    Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 10:03 am #

      Uh oh!

  5. Beth Erin October 20, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    I need to read Dani’s series!
    Here’s the first line from my next read:
    “Fowltown Village, Georgia
    Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
    Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian’s crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes.”
    Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      Oh! That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!

  6. carylkane October 20, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    I LOVE Dani’s books! This series is on my MUST read list! HAPPY FRIDAY!

    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

      Great sentence to set the scene!

  7. bellesmoma16 October 20, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    I very much want to read this book! Sounds really good.

    I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

    “This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo.”

    So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

      That book looks so good!

  8. Amanda Tero October 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

    Dani Pettrey is on my list to read!!!!

    My first line (for commenting: I have a different one on my blog) comes from “Suit and Suitability,” a vintage Jane Austen retelling by Kelsey Bryant.

    The voice of the jury foreman was deep and emotionless, so uncannily like her father’s that Ellen Dashiell could almost believe Dad was convicting himself.

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      What a great start!

  9. Heather October 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    I have Pettrey’s book Submerged that I won in a contest…sill need to read it. 🙂 Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      I have lots of books like that. Must get to them! 😉

  10. Anneliese Dalaba October 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

      Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

  11. JaneReads October 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

    This was a really good book and left me wanting the next book now!
    I am currently reading, Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano.
    “Pressing her nose against the glass of the carriage window, Miss Permilia Griswold felt her stomach begin to churn as she took note of the throngs of people lining Fifth Avenue.”

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

      Turano is a fun author!

  12. joyofreadingweb October 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    On my page I shared the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s “God’s Daughter” a suburb story rich in viking history. I would highly recommend the book to anyone who enjoys Historical Fiction.

    I’ll share here an old favorite of mine “Heidi”
    From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a footpath winds through green and shady meadows to the food of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.

    • rbclibrary October 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

      I love Heather’s Viking saga! And Heidi is one of my husband’s childhood favorites. We watched the old Shirley Temple movie a few weeks ago. He said he needed to dust off and reread the book.

  13. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog October 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    I’m reading Blind Spot right now!!! It’s SO GOOD! Action packed. And I’m very anxious to see Luke’s role in all of this!

  14. Carrie October 21, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    love your graphic!! Can’t wait to read that book ASAP!

    My current first line is from Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray: “There was almost nothing there. Almost.”

    • rbclibrary October 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

      I feel like there should be a musical “duh duh duh duh” accompaniment with that line.

      • Carrie October 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm #


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