First Line Friday — As The Tide Comes In

24 Aug

It’s Friday again, YAY!, and time for another First Line Friday post. This week I am featuring As The Tide Comes In, a novel from the collaborative team of Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall. This one looks so good!

What’s your first line? Leave a comment and then head over to Hoarding Books for more FLF fun!


A New York Times best-selling author releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island.

When an unthinkable loss sends Tara Abbott’s life spiraling out of control, she journeys from North Carolina to Georgia’s St. Simons Island. Although confused and scared, she hopes to find answers about her past – her life before the years of foster care and raising her two half-brothers as a young adult. Will she find steady ground on the island, surrounded by an eccentric-but-kindhearted group of older women called The Glynn Girls and a determined firefighter? Or will the truth splinter what’s left of her identity into pieces?



Cindy Woodsmall is the “New York Times” and CBA best-selling author of eighteen works of fiction. She’s been featured in national media outlets such as ABC’s “Nightline” and the “Wall Street Journal”. Cindy has won numerous awards and has been finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Flowery Branch, GA.

Erin Woodsmall is a writer, musician, wife, and mom of three. She has edited, brainstormed, and researched books with Cindy for almost a decade. She is very excited about their first coauthored book.

Find out more about Cindy and Erin at

23 Responses to “First Line Friday — As The Tide Comes In”

  1. Suzie Waltner August 24, 2018 at 6:44 am #

    Happy Friday!

    I love the colors in this cover. They caught my eye.

    Here’s the first line from Elizabeth Goddard’s “Stormy Haven,” a Love Inspired Suspense book.

    “Only three more miles…”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary August 24, 2018 at 7:14 am #

      The end in sight or a beginning? Thanks for sharing!

  2. susandyer1962 August 24, 2018 at 11:41 am #

    Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading shortly, Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis.

    The rain’s finally stopped. We’re late. I’d better get you home before your father comes looking for us carrying his squirrel rifle—thunderstorm or no.”

    “Hmm,” replied Amy. John’s attempt at humor fell short of its mark.

    Have a relaxing weekend and happy reading!😊

    • rbclibrary August 24, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

      Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your book!

  3. hjsnyder28 August 24, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

    This looks like a great story! Any book set in Georgia will be good though. 🙂 Happy reading Beckie!

    • rbclibrary August 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      Oh yes, Georgia books are great!

  4. Anneliese Dalaba August 24, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    The book I’m sharing on my blog is “His Bluestocking Bride” by Sally Britton. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 17. “Tucked up in her favorite chair by the library fire, Ellen turned the page in an interesting volume on the subject of astronomy.” May you be able to fully enjoy your weekend!

    • rbclibrary August 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      Very studious of her. Have a great weekend too.

  5. carylkane August 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    My first line comes from The Choice by Robert Whitlow,,,

    Rutland, Georgia, 1974

    Sandy Lincoln nervously twirled her long blond hair around her index finger.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

    • rbclibrary August 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

      Loved that book! Have a great weekend.

  6. Donna (@Girl_Who_Reads) August 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    I’m kind of picky about my southern fiction, but I hope you enjoy it. See what I’m featuring at Girl Who Reads

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 7:23 am #

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your link. Have a great weekend.

  7. Paula Shreckhise August 24, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    My first two lines are from An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White:
    May 11, 1915
    Poplar, London, England
    Barclay Pearce shouldered his way through the mob, invisible. He’d learned over the years how to blend into any crowd,and this one was no different.

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 7:23 am #

      Enjoy your book and your weekend!

  8. j9reads August 24, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

    I’m sharing lines from A.L. Jackson’s upcoming release More of You on my blog today. It’s a second chance romance.

    Here, I’ll be sharing lines from My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black.

    “It’s a Summer sister tradition that on the first Saturday of each month, the six of us get together.  We take turns picking the location or activity, anything from margaritas and a movie to wine and painting classes at the small uptown gallery.  One thing, though, is as certain as the sun rising over the Chesapeake Bay every morning: there will be alcohol  involved. “

    Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 7:22 am #

      Ok then. Have a great weekend.

  9. Yvette - Bookworlder August 24, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

    Such a good cover! I’m featuring my newest book by a favorite author, Early Riser by Jasper Fforde. I flipped a bit forward to page 15, so I could share a line:

    “There was an intake of breath. It was the mission statement of the Campaign for Real Sleep, sort of a rallying cry.”

    Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 7:21 am #

      I haven’t read any of the Jasper Fforde books. I need to remedy that.

      • Yvette - Bookworlder August 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm #

        They are quite fun! Hope you do give him a try 😀

  10. thebeccafiles August 25, 2018 at 12:32 am #

    The book I shared this week on my blog is A Changed Agent by Tracey J Lyons. Shockingly I’m not reading a book right now because I finished one last night and was gone all day today. This won’t be a reading weekend for me but I’m enjoying a busy weekend with friends and family. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 7:21 am #

      Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend ahead.

  11. bellesmoma16 August 25, 2018 at 8:51 am #

    I love this book!!! It’s so good. 😍

    Happy Saturday! 😀

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first few lines from Monstrous Beauty by Carol E. Keen. I’m just really getting into the book, so I’ll share another line from that book here:

    “Tucking an errant group of hair behind her ear, Annabelle Giles planned out her morning.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time! 😀📚

    • rbclibrary August 25, 2018 at 9:06 am #

      You too! Happy reading!

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