First Line Friday — Bookshop By The Sea

29 Jul

Happy Friday! Today I am heading to the my mountain cottage for a little cleaning and some R&R — reading and relaxation! I am taking Bookshop by The Sea by Denise Hunter with me. It is this month’s book club pick. The beach-y setting is different from my woodsy mountain views, but I am sure I will get swept up in the story!

Here’s the first line:

Eleven months had not been long enough to prepare Sophie Lawson for the sight of him.

Sophie Lawson should be enjoying her sister’s wedding day. But nothing could have prepared her to see the best man again.

After her mother became bedridden and her father bailed on the family, Sophie found herself serving as a second mother to her twin brother, Seth, and younger sister, Jenna. Sophie supported her siblings through their college years, putting aside her own dream of opening a bookshop in Piper’s Cove—the quaint North Carolina beach town they frequented as children.

Now it’s finally time for Sophie to follow her own pursuits. Seth has a new job, and Jenna is set to marry her college beau in Piper’s Cove. But the destination wedding reunites Sophie with best man Aiden Maddox, her high school sweetheart who left her without a backward glance.

When an advancing hurricane strands Aiden in Piper’s Cove after the wedding, he finds the hotels booked to capacity and has to ask Sophie to put him up until the storm passes. As the two ride out the weather, old feelings rise to the surface. The delay also leaves Sophie with mere days to get her bookshop up and running. Can she trust Aiden to stick around? And will he find the courage to risk his heart?

7 Responses to “First Line Friday — Bookshop By The Sea”

  1. Cindy Davis July 29, 2022 at 7:06 am #

    I really enjoyed this one and hope you do too! Have a great Friday!!!

    • rbclibrary July 29, 2022 at 7:27 am #

      I’m about 1/3 of the way through. I like it so far.

  2. Carla July 29, 2022 at 9:15 pm #

    I liked this one as well. Denise Hunter is an autoread for me.

    • rbclibrary July 30, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

      Half way through now. Very good.

  3. Paula Shreckhise July 31, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

    My first line is from The Secrets Between Them by Susie Dietze:
    Joel Morgan was not in the mood to be lied to.

  4. Danielle Grandinetti July 31, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

    This was a good read! I’m currently reading Deception by Patricia Bradley and the first line is: “Today was not a good day to die.” Have a great week!

  5. Jen@GracetoGrow July 31, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

    Can’t go wrong with Denise Hunter! This week I featured the first line from The Italian Ballerina by Kristy Cambron.

    Hope you have a great week!

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