First Line Friday — Everything Is Just Beginning

20 Jan

Happy Friday! I am having an excellent reading year! Next up for me is Everything Is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels. I haven’t read all of her books, but the ones I have are excellent. This looks to be no exception!

Here’s the first line:

I never wanted to live at my Uncle Mike’s.

Michael Sullivan is a talented lyricist and a decent guitarist, but since he was kicked out of his band (and his apartment), he’s not sure he’ll ever get a record deal. Living with his loser uncle in a beat-up trailer and working a dead-end job, Michael has little reason to hope for a better future. Until the invitation for a swanky New Year’s Eve party shows up in the mailbox. It’s for his uncle, with whom he shares his name, but his uncle is going out of town . . . 

On the effervescent night of December 31, 1989–as the Berlin Wall is coming down, the Soviet Union is inching toward democracy, and anything seems possible–Michael will cross paths with the accomplished and enigmatic young heir to a fading musical dynasty, forever altering both of their futures. 

Award-winning novelist Erin Bartels enchants with this story of two lonely souls who have exactly what the other one needs–if they could simply turn their focus from what is ending to what is just beginning.

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — Everything Is Just Beginning”

  1. Cindy Davis January 20, 2023 at 11:00 am #

    I am hearing great things about this one! I will be reading it soon. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Paula Shreckhise January 20, 2023 at 11:54 am #

    My first line comes from Hearts of Steel by Elizabeth Camden:
    New York City, 1890 Lower East Side of Manhattan
    Maggie Molinaro was five blocks from the safety of her uncle’s garage when she noticed the gang of boys following her.

  3. Nicole Santana January 20, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Billionaire’s Nanny by Elizabeth Maddrey. It’s a good story.
    “‘You’re back!’ Megan darted out from behind the cash register as soon as I stepped through the bookstore door, and pulled me into a tight hug.”
    I hope you have a good weekend. 😀

  4. Jen@GracetoGrow January 22, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

    I just finished this one! All of her books are so different from each other, but so good! Hope you enjoy it 😊

  5. Danielle Grandinetti January 23, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    I love that cover, and the first line. I’m currently reading The Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy. The first line is: “You are sure you don’t want me to go with you to the station?” Have a great week!

    • rbclibrary January 23, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

      Can’t wait to read Weight of Air!

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