First Line Friday — Secrets at Cedar Cabin

11 Jan

Happy Friday! What are you looking forward to reading in the coming weeks? One book coming up quickly in my TBR list is Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble. Coble is one of my favs, and her Lavender Tides series is one of her best. If this romantic suspense isn’t on your radar yet, take a look at the first line and the blurb.

Please leave a comment with your first line, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines!


Her mother lied about her identity and her husband wasn’t who she thought he was — can Bailey even trust herself anymore?

Running for her life in the wake of her mother’s murder, Bailey Fleming escapes to the only place she can think of—a remote, dilapidated cabin in Lavender Tides. Intending to finally get to the truth behind the lies of her past, Bailey only finds more questions when bodies are discovered near her cabin hideout along with traces of a dangerous human trafficking ring. In an unlikely partnership with FBI agent Lance Phoenix, Bailey races to understand the mystery surrounding her life and circumstances before the murderer tracks her down. 

Meanwhile, Lance is determined to rescue his sister, Ava, who was abducted after running away from home as a teenager. An unexpected lead brings him to the remote cabin, and he wonders if Bailey — with her suspicious past and strange connections to his sister’s case — is really who she claims to be and if she can somehow lead him to Ava. 

Filled with Colleen Coble’s custom blend of suspense and romance, Secrets at Cedar Cabin takes us back to the evocative landscape of Washington’s coast where nothing is quite as it seems.

Best-selling author Colleen Coble‘s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at


20 Responses to “First Line Friday — Secrets at Cedar Cabin”

  1. bellesmoma16 January 11, 2019 at 10:56 am #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first few lines of Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher. It’s such a good book. I’m just beginning chapter 25, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Feeling elated by his day down in the valley, meeting with a financial advisor and a Realtor, Ridley rapped on Jessica’s back door.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

      Happy reading to you too!

  2. susandyer1962 January 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    Happy Friday!😉

    My first lines come from Restaurant Weeks are Murder by Libby Klein…….

    “I don’t care how good Dr. Oz says it is, I’m not eating vegan cheese.” Aunt Ginny took the last stuffed pheasant off the Fraser fir, wrapped it in tissue paper, and placed it in an old Woolworth’s hat box to store until next Christmas.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!💕

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

      I agree!!

  3. hjsnyder28 January 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

    It’s been awhile since I have read a book by Colleen Coble, but I have few on my shelves I need to check out. Happy reading!

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

      Hope you find a good one soon!

  4. Rachel January 11, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

    Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from one of my recent reads, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, on my blog. I loved this book so much and to celebrate its coming release (January 15) I will be sharing the first couple of lines from its prologue chapter here.

    The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend!

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing! Happy weekend!

  5. thebeccafiles January 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m featuring Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears but I’m currently reading The Watch on the Fencepost by Kay DiBianca so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (38) here: “Kate parked her car in the corner lot and strolled down the sidewalk toward Café Rouge.” Hope you have a nice relaxing weekend with plenty of reading time!

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

      I’ve got Watch on The Fencepost coming up soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. lelandandbecky January 11, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

    Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Marry Me Katie (Whispers in Wyoming Book 7)” by Lisa Prysock:

    “Flight #753 to Rockport Regional, come in Rockport Regional Airport… repeat… requesting permission to make an emergency landing… repeat… Flight #753 requesting permission to make an emergency landing. Low on fuel.”

    • rbclibrary January 11, 2019 at 8:25 pm #

      yikes! Have a great weekend!

  7. Paula Shreckhise January 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

    My first line is from Dead Drift by Dani Pettery:

    Luke extricated himself from the vehicle to find shattered convoy debris littering the ground.

    Colleen Coble is a favorite of mine.

    • rbclibrary January 12, 2019 at 8:17 am #

      And Dani Pettrey is a fav of mine! Have a great weekend!

  8. Yvette - Bookworlder January 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm #

    I’m sharing the first paragraph from a non-fiction book today, Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Here is the line that follows:

    “If his instincts were right, this was a girl who would throw herself headlong into danger.”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

    • rbclibrary January 12, 2019 at 8:16 am #

      That book looks very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) January 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

    I’m sharing the first line from You’re Loved No Matter What by Holley Gerth: “Here’s the scandalous truth: we can be loved, accepted, happy, and less stressed without being perfect.”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary January 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm #

      You too!

  10. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog January 12, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a Coble novel. I need to catch up!!! I have enjoyed several of hers in audio format.

    I’m currently reading (and loving) Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter. Here’s the first line: “Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels.”

    • rbclibrary January 12, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

      That’s a really good line! Have a great weekend!

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