First Line Friday — A Christmas in The Alps

24 Sep

Happy Friday! It’s fall, y’all! While many people are polishing their pumpkins and sipping cider or spiced lattes, I begin my Christmas reading. It’s never too early for a little Christmas cheer, right? This week I am featuring the first of my Christmas reads, A Christmas in The Alps. What better way to kick off the season with a Melody Carlson novella.

When do you start your Christmas reading?

Here’s the first line:

Simone Winthrop knew all about loss.

After a time of heartache and loss, Simone Winthrop discovers a tantalizing letter from her French great-grandmother, which seems to suggest that she is heir to a family treasure. Ever practical, Simone assumes the claim is baseless, but her best friend encourages her to find out for sure. Despite her deep-rooted fear of flying, Simone boards a jet to travel to Paris at Christmastime to uncover the truth.

During the long flight, Simone meets the charming Kyle Larsson, who’s on his way to France to become an apprentice clockmaker. Though they abruptly part ways, an unexpected rendezvous in the French Alps at Simone’s family’s clock factory may lead to the discovery of the family treasure . . . and so much more.

For anyone who is wearying of staying home, Melody Carlson invites you to spend Christmas with her in the beautiful French Alps this year. So pull on your mittens, tie your scarf tight, and prepare yourself for a magical mountain holiday.

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — A Christmas in The Alps”

  1. Paula Shreckhise September 24, 2021 at 11:55 am #

    My first line is from a wonderful book by Joanna Politano: A Midnight Dance.
    Covent Garden, London m 1833
    He was so very BLUE. That was all my scattered mind could gather as he sailed past the window of Craven Street Theatre. Blue and sparkling under the glow of street lamps that shone down the alley.

  2. Cindy Davis September 24, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

    I usually start my Christmas reading in November…but I started a few weeks ago. It seems appropriate for this year, don’t you think?! I want to read this one as well and hoping my library gets it. My link for this week is here if you’d like to stop by:

  3. KymPossible September 24, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    I usually start reading Christmas themed books in December, but then run out of time and tell myself I’ll start earlier next year! 😉 This one looks like a light-hearted and cozy story I might like.

  4. Danielle Grandinetti September 24, 2021 at 5:03 pm #

    I enjoyed A Christmas in the Alps! This weekend I’m reading A View Most Glorious by Regina Scott. The first line is: “She was causing a stir.” My First Line Friday post features The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green:

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