First Line Friday — Code of Valor

21 Dec

Happy Friday before Christmas! My decorating and shopping are complete. My oven, which has been acting wonky for over two months, is finally fixed! And my grown kids have started to arrive home. All is well at my house. Now all I have to do is fix some favorite meals, bake a few pies, and sit back and enjoy. And of course, read! Do you take reading breaks in between all of the holiday bustle? I have two car trips ahead and some in-between Christmas/NewYears time to read. One of the books that I am looking forward to is Code of Valor by Lynette Eason. The Blue Justice series has been especially good, and I am looking forward to grabbing a blanket, a mug of tea, and this book.

What about you? What book are you reading this holiday?

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What Detective Brady St. John really needs is a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, just as the sun is setting on his second day at a friend’s cabin on Lake Henley, he hears a scream and races to rescue a woman from her would-be killer. When the killer escapes only to return to finish the job, Brady vows to utilize all of his many resources to keep her safe — and catch those who would see her dead.

Financial crimes investigator Emily Chastain doesn’t trust many people. And even though she let the detective who saved her life in on a few pertinent facts about why she was being attacked, there are some things you just don’t share with a stranger. Little does she suspect that the secret she is keeping just might get them both killed.

Award-winning, best-selling author, Lynette Eason writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Her books have hit the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and have won numerous awards such as the prestigious Carol Award, the Selah, the Daphne, the IRCC award and more. Lynette is married, has two children, and lives in Greenville, SC.


10 Responses to “First Line Friday — Code of Valor”

  1. Anneliese Dalaba December 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    My family arrives on Christmas Eve and I can’t wait!!! Yes, I do take breaks to read while my family is here (bathroom time and bedtime). LOL!! On my blog, I am featuring Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. Since it’s also my current read, I will share the first line from the 28th chapter: “I watched the moon from my window that night, knees tucked to my chest as I curled into the wingback chair.” I wish you a joy-filled Merry Christmas!

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. susandyer1962 December 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Tin God by Stacy Green….

    “That’s impossible.” Jaymee’s stomach lurched and then spiraled to her toes. The meager window air conditioner in the manager’s trailer did nothing for her constricted lungs. She shifted as the torn plastic of the junky folding chair cut into the back of her thigh. “My boyfriend–ex-boyfriend–paid the rent. I gave him the money last week.”

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Holidays!😊🎄💕

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

      Merry Christmas to you!

  3. thebeccafiles December 21, 2018 at 11:36 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    This week I’m sharing from Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron (I have an ARC… doesn’t release until Feb 2019), but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (18) here: “Maeve had just put down her quill to close the estate ledger when the alarm bell clanged outside.” Hope you have the chance to get some reading in this weekend and have a very Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • rbclibrary December 22, 2018 at 9:06 am #

      Not sure how much reading time I will have. 2 of my kids and their “friends” 😉 are arriving today! But I am sure I will fit in some. Have a wonderful weekend. Merry Christmas!

  4. BeckieWrites December 22, 2018 at 6:46 am #

    This looks like a very exciting read. I’m currently reading, “Names for the Messiah,” by Bruggemann. Merry Christmas!

    • rbclibrary December 22, 2018 at 9:05 am #

      I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  5. Paula Shreckhise December 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    Merry Christmas! I am looking forward to reading Lynette’s new book!

    My first line is from Mind Games by Nancy Mehl: ( a fabulous book)

    He stood in the middle of his secret room, staring at walla covered with old newspaper clippings.

    • rbclibrary December 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

      I loved Mind Games! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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