First Line Friday — Left on Main

17 Mar

I had a fun weekend with 3 book-loving friends and a small literary festival. I enjoyed meeting so many authors and, of course, buying their books. 😉 Crystal Jackson lives in my neck of the woods, so I just had to buy one of her books. Left on Main is set in the real town of Madison, Georgia. I love the cover of this contemporary romance and am looking forward to digging in!

Here’s the first line:

Libby Reynolds listened to the rhythmic sound of sneakers against pavement as she ran through the historic district.

Libby Reynolds is having to reboot her entire life after a sudden divorce and relocation. Seth Carver has let work become his whole life, becoming himself the kind of anachronism he surrounds himself with in the antique store he owns. They’ll fall together, but can their love withstand a visit from the past she’s left behind? Left on Main is the first in the Heart of Madison series.

Left on Main is Crystal Jackson’s first novel in the Heart of Madison series, an ongoing southern romance set in the charming real-life town of Madison, Georgia, where she lives with her two wild and wonderful children. A former therapist turned author, her work has been featured on Medium, Elephant Journal, Elite Daily, and The Good Men Project. When she’s not writing for Medium and working on her next book, you can find Crystal traveling, paddle boarding, running, throwing axes badly but with terrifying enthusiasm, hiking, doing yoga, or curled up with her nose in a book.

8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Left on Main”

  1. Jody @ I'm Into Books March 17, 2023 at 11:50 am #

    This book sounds like it would be a fun read. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀

  2. Nicole Santana March 17, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Everything is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels. It’s pretty awesome!
    “How about 492?
    I looked up from the clipboard in my lap. “You don’t like The Replacements?”
    I hope you have a really excellent weekend!

  3. Cindy Davis March 17, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

    I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! Have a great weekend!

  4. Vidya Tiru March 17, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

    Love the charming setting of the book;;; and love that the author is an axe-throwing reader 🙂
    Here is my Friday post

  5. Paula Shreckhise March 18, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

    My first line this week comes from Forged in Live by Mary Connealy:
    August 1870. Pine Valley, Wyoming

    A bullet slammed into the side of the stagecoach carrying Mariah Stover, her pa, and her older brother.

  6. Danielle Grandinetti March 20, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    I hope you’re enjoying this one! I’m reading Yosemite Firestorm by Tanya Stowe. The first line is: “Olivia Chatham pulled her ranger Jeep into the parking lot of the hiking trail near Yosemite’s Tuolumne Meadows and groaned.”

  7. Deborah S March 28, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

    This is so fun! I love a good opening line to a book! I just finished “On the Sly: A Sylvia Wilson Mystery” by Wendy Koenig and it’s definitely my favorite read of 2023 so far.
    “The door to my bar wouldn’t open. It had unlocked fine, but wouldn’t move, as if it had a hidden bolt. I glared at the sign on the door: “Smugglers, Sylvia Wilson proprietor.”

    Sylvia, trying to open her bar for a shift comes to find that the reason her front door won’t open is because there is a dead body blocking it. And, it turns out, it’s an ex-cop. Sylvia is the only one who knows the alarm code and although she is positive the backdoor was locked the night before it is open, and the alarm has been disarmed, with absolutely no sign of a break-in and nothing stolen. This soon leads police to believe that Sylvia might be responsible for this murder. This was an action-packed read that was fun, exciting, and Sylvia’s witty inner dialogue made me laugh out loud throughout. Here is the website if you decide you want to check this book out (highly recommend) –
    If you do end up checking it out, I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks again for the fun post!

    • rbclibrary March 29, 2023 at 7:44 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

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