First Line Friday — Never Let Go

1 Feb

Today’s First Line Friday post features Never Let Go by new-to-me author Elizabeth Goddard. This book is the first in what promises to be a great series. Romantic suspense — right up my alley! I am hoping to dive in very, very soon.


What are you reading this weekend? Please share your first line, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.


As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather’s footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. The case may be cold, but things are about to heat up when someone makes an attempt on her life to keep her from discovering the truth.

Ex-FBI agent — and Willow’s ex-flame — Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they’ll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he’s spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow’s tender heart at risk.

In this fast-paced and emotional page-turner, bestselling author Elizabeth Goddard keeps the stakes high, the romantic tension sparking, and the outcome uncertain until the very end.

Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies — a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire, and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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18 Responses to “First Line Friday — Never Let Go”

  1. Rachel February 1, 2019 at 6:17 am #

    Happy first Friday of February 💕

    This book looks like something I would want to read. Adding it into my TBR! 😀

    I shared the first few lines of Tara Conklin’s upcoming novel “The Last Romantics” on my blog today. I am only about 47% into the book so, here, I’ll share to you the first lines of the chapter I’m currently on.

    “With Will gone I searched in earnest for Noni, worrying that she had seen us speaking and that I would be forced to explain. Noni did not recognize boundaries when it came to us, her daughters, our skin problems or boyfriends or job prospects. Her questions were always frank and pointed, designed to elicit answers that contained enough salient information for her critique. Dodging Noni’s questions had become a sport for my sisters and me, a verbal tennis match with Noni always retaining the serve. I could only imagine what she’d do with Will and the kiss he’d delivered.”

    I hope you enjoy those lines. Have a weekend full of great reads! 😀

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 7:16 am #

      Noni sounds quite formidable! Happy reading!

  2. Suzie Waltner February 1, 2019 at 8:55 am #

    I enjoy Beth’s books and hope to get to this one this weekend!

    I’m currently reading The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols. Here’s the first line: As far back as Emily Hayes could remember, her heart yearned for a sister.

    Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

      I have that book in the reading queue! Enjoy it!

  3. bellesmoma16 February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    Love your first line. Made me chuckle.

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall. It’s a sweet little book if you haven’t read it yet. I’m currently starting The Seamstress by Allison Pittman, so I’ll share the first line from this book.

    “My first and last memories are my cousin Laurette.”

    I’m very excited to read this book!

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

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

      Hope you have a great weekend too!

  4. Anneliese Dalaba February 1, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

    Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m sharing a book by the late Ruth Bell Graham called Prodigals and Those Who Love Them. Here, I will share a line from Chapter 5 of that book, which is Gigi Graham Tchividjian’s story. “At times the Lord had to gently remind me to deal with my son as He deals with His children: to keep the doors of communication always open, to accept the person, even when I could not accept his actions and conduct.” I wish you a warm and wonderful weekend!

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

      So much wisdom!

  5. thebeccafiles February 1, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I’m sharing the first line from True Nobility by Lori Bates Wright but I have no extra line to share right now b/c I’m currently in-between books and getting ready to head out to Snow Camp with the youth group. Brrrrr! Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

      Stay warm!

      • thebeccafiles February 3, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

        Thanks we had a lot of fun! First night was -12 with windchill but today was almost 50. Welcome to NY lol

      • rbclibrary February 4, 2019 at 8:10 am #

        Georgia is the same way, without the really low lows. It’s supposed to be near 80 here on Wednesday! Glad you had a good time.

  6. Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) February 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

    This is one I definitely need to check out. Thank you for sharing. Here’s my First Line Friday if you’d like to stop by! I’m also a blog follower.

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

      Hope you love it! And thanks for sharing your link.

  7. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) February 1, 2019 at 9:40 pm #

    I’m looking forward to reading Never Let Go!

    My first line is from A Desperate Hope by Elizabeth Camden: “Alex Duval’s first hint of trouble was when Eloise failed to appear at their hideaway.”

    Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary February 2, 2019 at 8:14 am #

      A Despeate Hope looks so good! Love the cover too. Hope you have a great weekend.

  8. lelandandbecky February 1, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line (well, first 2 lines) is from “Ellie’s Redemption” by Molly Jebber:

    “Ellie Graber glanced at Joel Wenger across the room. Her heart raced, and her cheeks warmed.”

    • rbclibrary February 2, 2019 at 8:12 am #

      Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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