First Line Friday {7/26/2019} Featuring: Dandelion Dust

Hi all, and Happy Friday! It has been too long since I got three blog posts out in a week – and I can’t promise it will continue to happen regularly in the close future – but this is worth a small celebration! Cue the confetti, or at least another cup of coffee!

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After finishing Cloud Atlas, I eagerly picked up several new books. Surprisingly enough, they all are going fairly quickly and are much more to my taste than Cloud Atlas. One of them, Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts, is turning out so good that I felt I had to feature it today on First Line Friday! I can’t wait for you to dive into this wonderful book with me. Here is the opening:

“To start out this tale, I suppose I should tell you a little bit of our background. It’s certainly not the typical story of a young couple – especially these days. It’s unique and special in its own way. Difficulties aside, I wouldn’t change a single thing about our relationship…even if I had the chance.”

I have so many questions right away. While some of them are answered quickly (like who is speaking and who is the other half of the couple referenced), some are still being answered 67% of the way into the story (such as why might someone think the speaker would want to change things? Does the relationship last? Will the character think the same thing at the end of the book?). I hope you’ll join me in finding out. I am flying through this book, and enjoying it so much!

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Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts coverTitle: Dandelion Dust

Author: Faith Potts

Blurb: Charity always had a dream. It was simple, really. Find a guy, fall in love, and get married. The day she met Ryder, Charity knew he was the man God had chosen for her. But she never expected their relationship to be tested and tried through the fires of a freak accident. Suddenly, her world is thrown into chaos, and the bleak, white walls and sterile smells of a city hospital fill every spare minute. And then there comes the dreaded news. It was likely Ryder would never make it out of the hospital bed. As her carefully laid plans for the future come crashing down around her and the sun seems to set on her dreams, can Charity still find hope in the dark of night?

Like a dandelion, life is beautiful. But treasure every moment. . . . for one day, the flower will be gone.

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First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing! The group of bloggers who participate in this linkup regularly are some of the kindest and most outgoing people I have met. I love the interaction that I know is sure to come even when I don’t participate every week!

Until the next chapter,


P.S. I am participating in a cover reveal today on Instagram! Amanda Tero is releasing a new book in October, and I am thrilled to be part of the cover reveal team. Check it out at the link at the bottom of this page, or visit my account @reviewsfromthestacks!

14 thoughts on “First Line Friday {7/26/2019} Featuring: Dandelion Dust

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  1. Happy Friday! I haven’t started this yet, but my first line (well – 2 lines) is from “Margin of Error” by Christy Barritt:

    “Hunger and anger battled inside him like two storm fronts colliding. A violent friction clashed in his very soul.”

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher: I’m currently reading Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett, so I’ll share the first line from there.

    “Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside Grand Prismatic Spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤📚

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  3. Reading about this book, gave me chills. I hate sad endings, so I hope she won’t lose him. 😦

    On my blog, I am sharing Mail Order Marvel by Kirsten Osbourne. Here, I will share the first line of the second chapter in my current read, Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid. “The rusty lock would not budge.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Today on my blog I shared the first line from A Lady’s Maid by Jen Geigle Johnson but it’s also the book I’m about to dig into so no extra line yet. Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. I love the sound of this one – thank you for sharing!

    I’m sharing the first line of Under a Camperdown Elm by Janet Chester Bly on my website today, but my current read is Love and Other Mistakes by debut Australian author Jessica Kate. Here’s the first line:

    “Natalie Groves eyed the bag of gingerbread M&Ms on the other side of the office meeting room and prayed for a divine intervention of Red Sea proportions.”

    Happy reading!

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    1. I’m intrigued just by the existence of gingerbread M&Ms! I wonder if they are an Australian thing, or if I have just overlooked them?

      Thanks for stopping by!


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