First Line Friday — Maybe It’s You

20 Mar

Happy Friday! This month was supposed to be a recuperating and healing month for me– not a lot for me to do but rest and get stronger. Little did I know that the rest of the country would be joining me! A lot of us now have plenty of time to catch up on our teetering, towering TBR pile! Maybe It’s You by Candace Calvert fits the prescription. Calvart’s books highlight the lives of health professionals who have big responsibilities even in the best of times. I’ve had this book a long, long time, and I really need to read it. I loved the first 2 books in the Crisis Team series, and am looking forward to digging into the final book.

What are you reading this weekend?

Please share your first line!


For more fun first lines, head over to Hoarding Books.

ER nurse Sloane Ferrell escaped her risky past ― new name, zip code, job, and a fresh start. She’s finally safe, if she avoids a paper trail and doesn’t let people get too close. Like the hospital’s too-smooth marketing man with his relentless campaign to plaster one “lucky” employee’s face on freeway billboards.

Micah Prescott’s goal is to improve the Hope hospital image, but his role as a volunteer crisis responder is closer to his heart. The selfless work helps fill a void in his life left by family tragedy. So does a tentative new relationship with the compassionate, beautiful, and elusive Sloane Ferrell.

Then a string of brutal crimes makes headlines, summons responders . . . and exposes disturbing details of Sloane’s past.

Can hope spring from crisis?

Often called the author of “medical hope opera,” Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the other side of the stethoscope after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her love, laughter — and faith — are the very best medicines of all.

Her popular medical drama series (Mercy Hospital, Grace Medical, and Crisis Team) offer readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine, along with charismatic characters, pulse-pounding action, tender romance, humor, suspense — and an encouraging prescription for hope. Think “Grey’s Anatomy finds its soul”!

A native northern Californian, mother of two and proud grandmother to eight, Candace is a passionate “foodie,” equally at home with a whisk in her hand as she is penning stories. Folks who follow her on Twitter and Facebook will find photo-embellished recipes,funny insights into the writing life, snippets of upcoming work, and a chance at book giveaways. Please visit her website at:


12 Responses to “First Line Friday — Maybe It’s You”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom March 20, 2020 at 8:36 am #

    I’ve really enjoyed Candace Calvert’s medical suspense books.

  2. Kirby preppybookprincess March 20, 2020 at 9:52 am #

    I’ve enjoyed all the Candace Calvert books I’ve read over the years, including this one! I hope you end up really enjoying it as well.

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Inheritance by Michael Phillips:

    “On a late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him.”

    Hope you stay safe and healthy, and have a great rest of your weekend 🙂

    • rbclibrary March 21, 2020 at 5:51 am #

      I read The Inheritance and enjoyed it. The other two books in the series are on my shelf . . . Unread. 🙁

  3. MrsDMVH March 20, 2020 at 10:16 am #

    That grabs your attention, doesn’t it! Happy Friday!!

  4. bellesmoma16 March 20, 2020 at 12:03 pm #

    Happy Friday! I hope you and your family are all doing OK in this crazy time. God’s got us all!
    Today on my blog, I’m sharing from The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt: I’m currently reading Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter. It is SO good. I’ll share a line from there.
    “Levi was a genius.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤️📖

  5. lelandandbecky March 20, 2020 at 12:59 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Jerusalem Assassin” by Joel C. Rosenberg:

    “They were coming, and he knew they were coming, and he knew why – they were coming to kill him and to kill the president and to kill anyone else who got in their way. They were coming to settle scores.”

    • rbclibrary March 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

      My husband is listening to the audiobook now.

  6. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) March 20, 2020 at 7:15 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first line from The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund: “Today she might meet the man she’d marry.”

  7. Yvette - Bookworlder March 20, 2020 at 9:27 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from my current read, Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne. Here is the first line of chapter four:

    “Three new fairy houses found their way to Fairy Trail Lane the following week.”

    Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of restorative rest!

  8. thebeccafiles March 21, 2020 at 12:09 pm #

    This week on my blog I shared the first line from One Little Lie but I’m just about to dig into Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters so I’ll share that first line here: “Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal–much less four of them.” Hope you are doing well and can enjoy some quality reading time during all this social distancing!

  9. Paula Shreckhise March 23, 2020 at 11:51 am #

    I have the book by Candace. Just need to read it!

    I’m featuring Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund
    Vancouver Island. September 18, 1862
    Today she might meet the man she’d marry.

  10. Jarm Del Boccio March 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

    I’m reading “Last Christmas in Paris,” and the first line (of the Prologue) is: “Life is forever changed without her; without the sense of her somewhere near.”

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