First Line Fridays #6 Special Foodie & Thanksgiving Edition: With No Reservations

It’s time for a new edition of First Line Fridays hosted by the Hoarding Books blog!


Today is a special First Line Friday Foodie & Thanksgiving edition!!! If there’s one thing I love as much as books, it’s FOOD (hence the family business πŸ˜‰ ). Today I’m featuring a fun foodie story that I happen to be reading right now!!! It’s Laurie Tomlinson’s With No Reservations. It has already made me hungry on multiple occasions!

With No Reservations

The first line(s):

A stick of Irish butter, cubed into tiny uniform squares. Half-cup portions of white sugar, brown sugar, glittering in the light.

Is your mouth watering yet? Can you guess what Sloane is cooking up in the very first chapter?

Your turn! Find the book closest to you and share your first line in the comments! The, head over to Hoarding Books for the linky and visit other FLF posts!

11 thoughts on “First Line Fridays #6 Special Foodie & Thanksgiving Edition: With No Reservations

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I think it’s a toss up whether my first line (on my blog) or yours gets my taste buds going more! Butter and sugar leaves the options of what she’s cooking wiiiiiiiiiide open, too. But I’m guessing it’s going to be something sweet.

    I’m featuring the second book in Liz Johnson’s Prince Edward Island Dreams series on my blog this week–“Where Two Hearts Meet”–because the main character Caden is a cook. However I can’t resist sharing the first line of Ronie Kendig’s Discarded Heroes novella here (Lygos), which just released this week:

    “Killing someone changed a person–irrevocably altered how they viewed life, each breath, and each day . . . or the next kill.”

    It. Is. Awesome! 😁

    • Thank you! Happy almost-weekend to you! You’re right, it IS something sweet! And without even looking I remember the first line of Where Two Hearts Meet. Caden’s cinnamon rolls just make that impression!

      And WOW, what a line from Ronie! I MUST read the Discarded Heroes series soon…. I’m thinking I need to add them to my Christmas list πŸ™‚

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Courtney! I just realized today’s was a foodie edition. Haha. Looks like a great read though! πŸ™‚

    I’m sharing about One Enchanted Noel by Melissa Tagg over at my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading, The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay.

    “How can I help?”

    Happy Weekend!

    • Thank you, I did have a great Thanksgiving! I trust you did, too! πŸ˜‰

      Ah I’m excited to read Melissa’s latest, too! And I LOVED The Austen Escape — enjoy it!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

    As the days grow shorter, some faces grow long. But not mine. Every autumn, when the wind turns cold and darkness comes early, I am suddenly happy. It’s time to start making soup again. – Leslie Newman

    Dear Neil,

    I’ve started this e-mail sever times, and I know that doesn’t mean a lot because you’ve yet to receive a completed draft, but it’s true.- Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge

    • Yes, happy weekend! Oh, That whole series by Hillary is AWESOME! One of my favorites. AND, I was surprised to see that book open with an email to Neil πŸ˜‰

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from A Match of Wits by Jen Turano:

    “Sometimes, no matter how independent and self-assured a young lady believes herself to be, certain situations demand a good dose of screaming.”

  5. So sorry I got to your post so late…it’s been a busy time with family who traveled from various places for Thanksgiving celebrations.

    I featured Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall on my blog for this past FLF, so here I will leave the first line from the beautiful novel I just finished reading, also by Cindy Woodsmall, The Gift of Christmas Past. Cindy wrote this phenomenal read with her daughter-in-law, Erin. It’s a great book that I cannot recommend enough!

    “Hadley’s mind reeled with disbelief as her foster mom shoved her clothes into an old suitcase. ‘But…but I’m innocent.'”

    • Yay for family time, then! πŸ™‚

      I have The Gift of Christmas Past sitting on my shelf, hopefully to be read soon! I’m so glad to hear you loved it!

  6. That’s a great first line for a Foodie Friday post! Butter and sugar – she could be cooking almost anything.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Carpenter’s Daughter by Jennifer Rodewald on my blog, which was brilliant. I’m currently reading Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here’s the first line:

    “The fumes of the gaslights at the foot of the state protected Louisa Bell from the more noxious odors of her audience.”

    I’m enjoying it so far!

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