First Line Friday — Out of Circulation

27 Apr

Today I am sharing the first line from the romantic suspense novel Out of Circulation by Heather Day Gilbert. I recommend this fast-paced book for your weekend reading pleasure! But before you start, leave me a comment with the first line of the closest book, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.



Katie McClure always dreamed of becoming an FBI agent like her father, but an injury has permanently sidelined her as a librarian in her rural West Virginia hometown. Katie’s peaceful life is torn apart when armed men burst into the library, targeting her. Her fears mount after a break-in at her apartment, and she reluctantly accepts an offer of protection from Ace Calhoun, the Manhattan bodyguard who rushed to her aid against the library invaders. But Ace didn’t show up in Hemlock Creek by accident. Even as he hides his true motives for protecting Katie, he’s pulled in by her indomitable courage and her undeniable attraction to him. With the Russian mob breathing down her neck, the clock is ticking for Katie to find out what happened to a bank stash that went missing years ago. To her dismay, she discovers her father was not the man she believed him to be . . . and neither is Ace.

Heather Day Gilbert, a Grace Award winner and bestselling author, writes novels that capture life in all its messy, bittersweet, hope-filled glory. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, generational story-telling runs in her blood. Heather writes Viking historicals and contemporary mystery/suspense. Publisher’s Weekly gave Heather’s Viking historical Forest Child a starred review, saying it is “an engaging story depicting timeless human struggles with faith, love, loyalty, and leadership.”

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10 Responses to “First Line Friday — Out of Circulation”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom April 27, 2018 at 7:50 am #

    Ada Rupp balanced on her chair and reached overhead to finish stapling the row of alphabet letters across the front of the classroom. from The Amish Teacher’s Gift by Rachel J. Good

    • rbclibrary April 28, 2018 at 5:13 am #

      Thanks for sharing your first line. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. joyofreadingweb April 27, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s Falling for You. I’ll share with you here the first line from a book I recently read and enjoyed “Amongst the Roses” by Meghan M. Gorecki
    “Papa’s Home!” A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.”

    • rbclibrary April 28, 2018 at 5:13 am #

      Ooh! Happy Saturday!

  3. susandyer1962 April 27, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    Happy Friday! What a gorgeous cover!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m going to be reading shortly, The Good Daughter by Diane Chamberlain…….

    No one wanted to work with the man in the wheelchair . “There’s something strange about that guy,” one of my fellow students warned me in the hall outside the PT ward. “If they try to assign you to him, say no.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!📚😀

    • rbclibrary April 28, 2018 at 5:12 am #

      Well, that sure sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!

  4. lelandandbecky April 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Miss Wilton’s Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack, which will be released May 1st:

    “As a vicar’s daughter, Lenora knew that doing the right thing was not always easy, in fact it was rarely so.”

    • rbclibrary April 28, 2018 at 5:12 am #

      Isn’t that the truth!

  5. Iola April 27, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

    I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of Heather Day Gilbert’s other books – this one looks like it would be a good addition to my to-read pile!

    It’s First Line Friday, which means it’s time to open the book nearest you and share the first line. Today I’m sharing from Where Hope Begins by Catherine West … which I finished about four hours after starting it.

    I’m now reading A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. Here’s the first line of the Prologue:

    “You and your brother are to go to the music room, close the door, and don’t come out until I say you can.”

    • rbclibrary April 28, 2018 at 5:11 am #

      Hmm, that line could lead anywhere. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

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