First Line Friday {11.1.2019}

Happy Friday and first of NOVEMBER, readers!! Did the end of October treat you well? I “carved” and then stuffed orange peppers for dinner with my family yesterday, and they turned out well! That’s about as festive as we can get for Halloween. Starting today I’m all about looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and cannot wait for the decorations around town to switch from spiders and creepy things to turkeys and bright leaves.

Today I’m linking up for First Line Friday and sharing a book I have very high expectations for!

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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!

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The book I’m sharing from today is The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice, which I also mentioned earlier this week in my Monday Mailbox post. Originally, I hoped to finish this book by yesterday (Halloween), but instead life worked so that I was just starting it then! The beginning of the book reminds me of another of my favorite fall books, First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen. Here are the first two lines of “Sweet Magic”, the first story in The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice:

All Hallows’ Eve was quickly approaching, and Abriana Bellaluna O’Neill couldn’t be happier about it. She and her grandmother were already hard at work at their family bakery, filling the display cases with delicious treats that celebrated their favorite magical, mystical holiday.

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The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice by Donna Kaufman coverAbout the Book

Title: The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice

Author(s): Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

Synopsis: Every autumn, Moonbright, Maine, is the picture of charm with its piles of crisp leaves, flickering jack-o’-lanterns … and a touch of the sweetest kind of enchantment.

Between good-natured Halloween tricks, frothy pumpkin lattes, and some very special baked goods, for three Moonbright residents looking for love—whether they know it or not—the spookiest thing will be how magical romance can suddenly be… 

Where did I get it: the library

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It sounds like a Hallmark movie and so far reads like the books by one of my favorite authors, so The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice is off to a good start in my eyes! I hope I have enough time to make a serious dent in reading it this weekend.

What are you reading or thinking about this weekend? Share in the comments, then head over to Hoarding Books to see what others are reading and featuring!


Until the next chapter,


4 thoughts on “First Line Friday {11.1.2019}

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  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Bright Unknown by Elizabeth Byler Younts. Oh my word is this book amazing!!! Currently, I am reading Once Upon a Christmas: Contemporary Retellings of Timeless Tales. It’s a really fun Christmas collection of novellas. I’ll share a line from that book here.

    “Being escorted out of the firm by building security wasn’t on his to-do list, but he could write it in later … and cross it off.”

    LOL! This book is filled with sweet and sassy stories. I am loving it so far.

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

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  2. My first line is from Silent Night Suspect by Sharee Stover
    Asia Stratton’s gaze remained transfixed on the lifeless eyes staring back at her.

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