First Line Fridays # 30: “Mistletoe Menagerie” by Janine Rosche

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

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It’s December, and for me, that means time to read alllll the Christmas stories! This little novella, Mistletoe Menagerie, from author Janine Rosche has an adorable cover (shoutout to designer Hillary Manton Lodge), and it promises a cute story inside! I’m excited to read it soon, and to follow it with Janine’s debut novel This Wandering Heart in 2020.

If you’d like to know more about this book, check out GOODREADS or visit Janine’s website HERE to get your free copy of Mistletoe Menagerie when you sign up for her newsletter!

Strings of iridescent lights had once filled Sage Matthews with holiday cheer. Now they formed a blurred tangle of webs, clutching at her as she ran down the city zoo’s main promenade.

Your turn! What’s your first line?

15 thoughts on “First Line Fridays # 30: “Mistletoe Menagerie” by Janine Rosche

  1. Hi Courtney!
    I’m not doing FLF on my blog today. I am reading End Game by Rachel Dylan. And the first line is …
    “I think they might be keeping dead bodies in their condo?”
    What a way to start a book!

  2. Today on my blog I’m sharing the first two lines from The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft. This book is SO good. If you love Regency I highly recommend this story. I’m currently on chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:

    “Amelia slept until noon, so exhausted she was from the events of the day and night before.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📖

  3. Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from Courage to See: Daily Inspiration from Great Literature by Greg Garrett and Sabrina Fountain: “When I was a child, I wanted to sleep with my books, something my mom wouldn’t allow because I slept on the top bunk, and she didn’t want them falling down and hitting my sister.”

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2019/12/first-line-fridays-courage-to-see-daily.html

    • Haha, that’s a cute line!!! Sometimes I have a tall book stack beside my bed — it might be a hazard!

  4. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared the first lines from the novella collection Sew in Love but I’m currently reading Seconds to Live. I’ll share the first line from chapter 3 here: “In a warm robe, her fingers pink and wrinkled from the hour spent in the tub, Taylor grabbed her phone and studied the missed call.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. My first line is from the debut novel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel.

    March 10, 1922 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.

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