First Line Friday — Under A Turquoise Sky

28 Aug

Happy Friday! This week I am featuring Under A Turquoise Sky by Lisa Carter, my book club’s September selection. We are big fans of romantic suspense and are always looking for that something special in the genre. This novel should check everyone’s boxes. I look forward to new scenery and a page-turning reading experience.

What is your first line this week?


As soon as the elevator doors closed behind her, Kailyn knew she’d made a mistake.


Secrets and danger hide deep in the canyons and arroyos of the Navajo Nation When federal agent Aaron Yazzie is assigned to protect the only witness to a drug cartel execution, he hides Kailyn Eudailey in the safest place he knows . . . the vast, untamed wilderness of the Navajo Reservation. Transporting Kailyn to New Mexico may not be as easy as Aaron would like. Kailyn is a high-maintenance Southern belle who is determined to assert her independence at every step. Though Aaron works to protect her from the dangers that could get them both killed, Kailyn is getting to him. Although, she doesn’t know the real him. As an undercover agent, Aaron has grown adept at playing many roles. But will he be able to embrace his true identity and God’s plan for his life in order to keep Kailyn alive?

Lisa Carter is the bestselling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas and a contemporary Coast Guard series. The Stronghold won the 2017 Daphne du Maurier. Under a Turquoise Sky won the 2015 Carol Award for Romantic Suspense. Beyond the Cherokee Trail was a 4 1/2 star Romantic Times Top Pick.

As a Southern romantic suspense writer — Sweet Tea with a Slice of Murder — Lisa Carter has definite opinions on serious issues like barbecue, ACC basketball and the whole Pepsi vs. Coke controversy.

She and her husband have two daughters and make their home in North Carolina. When she isn’t writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales. She also enjoys quilting and researching her next exotic advent


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15 Responses to “First Line Friday — Under A Turquoise Sky”

  1. WordPress@#$& August 28, 2020 at 9:58 am #

    Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadows of the night.

    The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

    • rbclibrary August 29, 2020 at 8:45 am #

      Looking forward to reading this!

  2. Becky August 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from “Hope for Christmas” by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    “Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn’t comfortable for sitting, so he’d found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him.”

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:07 am #

      I think I need a Christmas read!

  3. susandyer1962 August 28, 2020 at 3:02 pm #

    Great first line! Get off that elevator right now!!

    Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman…….

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she’s just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears “You’re giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?” she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!📚💜

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:08 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jen@GracetoGrow August 28, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    That’s an ominous first line!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing from Airborne by DiAnn Mills. I just started reading Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick: “Her dreams of late had been of books with maps of unknown places.”

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:08 am #

      Airborne is on my TBR list.

  5. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) August 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first lines from Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray. “I’ve face-planted myself into rock bottom.”

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:08 am #

      Clever line!

  6. bellesmoma16 August 28, 2020 at 8:40 pm #

    I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
    “Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back.”
    I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:09 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  7. Paula Shreckhise August 28, 2020 at 9:48 pm #

    My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

    • rbclibrary August 31, 2020 at 6:09 am #

      I’ve seen so many good things about this book. Thanks for sharing.

  8. thebeccafiles August 29, 2020 at 3:24 pm #

    Ooo sounds intriguing!

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