First Line Fridays #7: Ordinary Snowflakes

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


Since my life is all things Christmas as much as possible right now, I thought I’d share the first line from one of my Christmas TBR titles: Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald, a Rock Creek Christmas story (yay Rock Creek and familiar faces from Reclaimed!).

Ordinary Snowflakes

The first line(s):

I almost stepped on it.

A small brown box with a simple strip of burlap around it lay conspicuously on my tiny front porch.


What is on your Christmas TBR list?

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!

17 thoughts on “First Line Fridays #7: Ordinary Snowflakes

  1. Ohhh…. this sounds like a good one! I do love Christmas stories!
    On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Gina Holder’s debut novel “Whither Shall I Go?” so do stop by and check that out! I’ll share with you here the first line of a book that has been on my TBR for several months, I really loved this book!
    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”
    -Count Me In (An Emerald City Romance #1) by Mikal Dawn

    • I really do love Christmas stories this time of year, too!

      Oh, Count Me In! That was such a fun and unexpected book! I can’t wait for more from Mikal. 🙂

  2. I love the book title! And the first line has me quite intrigued.

    I had the pleasure of reading Holding the Fort so I could review it. From the very first line I was captivated.

    June 1885 Wichita, Kansas

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

    • Yes, I love the title, too, because we know there is no such thing as an “ordinary” snowflake. 🙂

      Hmm. Now that makes me wonder what type of audience we’re dealing with! Thanks for sharing your first line!

    • Happy Friday to you, too!

      That is such a simple intro. I’m intrigued! I’ve heard great things about Bodie and Brock’s series…. I need to read one soon!

  3. Looks like another fun Christmas book I need to check out! Thanks for sharing Courtney! 🙂

    I’m sharing about Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar on my blog today, but I’ll share a book that is on my TBR here.

    “Come on, come on. I know you’re here somewhere,” Magdalena Henry murmured, squinting through the viewfinder of her camera at the ragged line of coffee pickers sorting their day’s yield.
    -Ascension of Larks by Rachel Linden

  4. Happy Friday!

    My 1st line is from Shattered Memories by Debbie Lynne Costello:

    “Why can’t you have him arrested and demand our money back?”

  5. I’ve recently read and LOVED The Carpenter’s Daughter, so I’m definitely keen to read more of Jennifer Rodewald’s books. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m sharing from The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright on my blog, but had to put it down because nighttime and suspense and a need to sleep. So I’m currently reading something a little lighter: Holding the Fort by Regina Jennings. Here’s the first line:

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

    Just the kind of lighthearted read I enjoy! The weather forecast for the weekend is looking bright and sunny, so I’m planning to get back into The House on Foster Hill when the sun comes out 🙂

  6. I’ve made it through my Christmas-themed TBR, now working on January releases!

    Here’s the first line of the book I’m currently reading: “Who am I?” From His Forgotten Fiancee by Evelyn M. Hill

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Love your first lines. Going to check this book out.

    I am sharing the first line from the YA Christian Dystopian novel All Things Now Living by Rondi Bauer Olson on my blog. Here I will post the first two lines from the novel I am starting next, Count Me In by Mikal Dawn:

    “The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer’s neck stood at attention. He was behind her.”

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