First Line Friday — Moments We Forget

3 May

I started a new book last night — Moments We Forget by Beth K. Vogt — and could not put it down. This family drama soon captured my attention and imagination. So, I just had to share it today for First Line Friday. What about you? Are you reading a book you cannot get enough of? I’d love you to share its first line.

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Jillian Thatcher has spent most of her life playing the family peacemaker, caught in the middle between her driven, talented older sister and her younger, spotlight-stealing twin sisters. Then on the night of her engagement party, a cancer diagnosis threatens to once again steal her chance to shine.

Now, Jillian’s on the road to recovery after finally finishing chemo and radiation, but residual effects of the treatment keep her from reclaiming her life as she’d hoped. And just when her dreams might be falling into place, a life-altering revelation from her husband sends her reeling again.

Will Jillian ever achieve her own dreams, or will she always be “just Jillian,” the less-than Thatcher sister? Can she count on her sisters as she tries to step into a stronger place, or are they stuck in their childhood roles forever?


Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor — or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Now Beth believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” As a contemporary romance novelist, Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2015 RITA® Finalist and a three-time ACFW Carol Award finalist.

Beth enjoys writing contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us. Find out more about her books at An established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth is also part of the leadership team for My Book Therapy, the writing community founded by best-selling author Susan May Warren. She lives in Colorado with her husband Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, Christa, who loves to play volleyball and enjoys writing her own stories.

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16 Responses to “First Line Friday — Moments We Forget”

  1. Kirby preppybookprincess May 3, 2019 at 9:17 am #

    I’ve been hearing so much about this book lately, and definitely want to read it myself soon.

    On my blog today I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s Sweet on You.

    “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last.”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      I will be reading Sweet on You in a couple of weeks. Cannot wait!

  2. bellesmoma16 May 3, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    I loved this book!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first few lines from The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith: I am beginning chapter 20 so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Abishag’s mood slipped into melancholy as the months continued on after King David’s death, a mood she had not experienced to any great length since her mother had passed into Sheol.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

      I finished that one a couple of days ago. My review will be up shortly.

      • bellesmoma16 May 4, 2019 at 11:24 am #

        I look forward to reading your review. 🙂

      • rbclibrary May 4, 2019 at 11:48 am #


  3. Anneliese Dalaba May 3, 2019 at 11:58 am #

    Oh! That’s a really good book blurb! Sounds fascinating! On my blog, I’m featuring Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears. My current read is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Since I’m about to start Chapter 5, I will share the first line from that chapter. “From a hazy woodland sleep, Davy and Douglas’s laughter along with that of the Walsh girls flooded through the open window.” May you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      I enjoyed Callahan’s book. Happy reading!

  4. thebeccafiles May 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    I’ll be reading this one within the next few days!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Refuge by Ann Gabhart but my next read I’ll be starting shortly is Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens so I’ll share the first line from the prologue here: “The sun was the same, but that was all.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

      Shadow Among The Sheaves looks really good. Enjoy it!

  5. lelandandbecky May 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sweet on You” by Becky Wade, and I can hardly wait to start it!

    “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last.”

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

      Can’t wait to read it too!

  6. Yvette - Bookworlder May 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but here’s the first line from chapter two of my current read, When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell:

    “There’s something romantically hopeful about having a wedding in the middle of a war.”

    • rbclibrary May 3, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

      I am really looking forward to The Pink Bonnet.

  7. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) May 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    I’m so late in getting around to everyone! I’m sharing the first lines from When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin:

    “Shane Riley yanked his wet Levi’s out of a grimy washing machine, one of twenty or so in a Laundromat straight out of 1992.”

    • rbclibrary May 8, 2019 at 5:55 am #

      Such a great book!

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