First Line Friday — Don’t Keep Silent

17 Jul

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing from Don’t Keep Silent, the third book in Elizabeth Goddard‘s Uncommon Justice series. Goddard always takes readers on a fast-paced, twisting ride, and I am looking forward to digging into this book in the next few days. The cover also features a snowy scene, so I am hoping its descriptions will inspire cool thoughts as I endure sweltering reality. 😉 I am sharing the first line of Chapter 1 instead of the Prologue, since it introduces the reader to main character Rae Burke.

Dread warred with hope as Rae Burke shivered in the cold outside on the porch.



Investigative reporter Rae Burke will do anything to find her missing sister-in-law, even if it means facing Liam McKade, a man who almost lost his life saving hers. A former DEA agent, Liam thought he could find peace at his Wyoming ranch, but he just doesn’t feel at home anywhere anymore. When the reporter who blew his cover on an important investigation inserts herself back into his life, he’s less than thrilled. But Rae’s keen investigative skills have led her down the right path–and directly into the dragon’s mouth–leaving Liam no choice but to protect her. As the danger increases, the past they both tried to flee catches up to them, along with the feelings they once had for each other.

Bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard plunges you into a fast-paced, high-stakes story of honor, forgiveness, and justice.

With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of over forty romance novels and counting. 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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8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Don’t Keep Silent”

  1. MrsDMVH July 17, 2020 at 9:03 am #

    This one sounds really interesting!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Kirby preppybookprincess July 17, 2020 at 10:04 am #

    Happy Friday!

    That’s a great first line, and definitely sets the tone for a fantastic sounding story.

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunter:

    “Jade McKinley lowered the stove to medium and returned the chicken breasts to the pan.”

    I hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

  3. bellesmoma16 July 17, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray: It’s a really fun read. I’m currently on chapter 12, so I’ll share from there.
    “By the time Saturday rolls around, I’m convinced that Father Time has a master’s degree in torture.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚

  4. Paula Shreckhise July 17, 2020 at 2:51 pm #

    Just finished Don’t Keep Silent!

    My book is :
    Set The Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes
    Candlewick Commons London, England. 2000
    To step inside the watchmaker’s cottage was to step outside of time.

  5. Becky July 17, 2020 at 4:25 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “A Heart Renewed” by author Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Carter Ward stared at the woman in front of him, a sick feeling in his stomach.”

  6. Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh July 17, 2020 at 6:08 pm #

    Happy Friday!!
    Over on my blog my first line is from A Bride’s Journey to Colorado Territory by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer.
    “I said you need to stay away from him, Sister”

    Have an amazing weekend!

  7. Anneliese Dalaba July 20, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

    My current read is Practically Married by Karin Beery. I’m just starting the second chapter, so I will share the first line of that chapter. “The sharp edge of reality sliced through Russ’ heart.” May you have a blessed week.

    • rbclibrary July 21, 2020 at 6:01 am #

      That’s a cute book.

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