Top Ten Intriguing Opening Lines...
by Jennifer Faye
SNOWBOUND WITH THE SOLDIER, now on store shelves, I’m working on my fourth book. And one of the things that I’m trying to get just right is the opening line. They are so short and you would think that would make them simple to right, but instead it seems to make them harder…at least in my mind. ;-)
So I thought I would share a few opening lines that I find intriguing. Maybe you’ll find one that you just have to keep reading. ;-)
10. “Cooper Ford was six foot two of faded denim and plaid cotton, accessorized by an insufferable ego.” A COWBOY TO COME HOME TO by Donna Alward
AT LAST by Jill Shalvis
8. “In real life, snow was not nearly as delightful as it appeared in movies and on TV, Noelle Perkins thought as her spinning car finally came to a stop in a snowbank.” CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET by Susan Mallery
7. “If he had to listen to "The Little Drummer Boy" one more time, he was going to ba-rum-bum-bum-bum somebody right in the gut.” CHRISTMAS IN SNOWFLAKE CANYON by RaeAnne Thayne
LOVE A LITTLE SIDEWAYS by Shannon Stacey
5. “The stick was pink.” AN ACCIDENTAL FAMILY by Ami Weaver
4. “Revenge was such an ugly word.” A TEXAS FAMILY by Linda Warren
3. “Hannah hated Thursday nights.” THE BILLIONAIRE’S CHRISTMAS BABY by Victoria James
THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN by Shirley Jump
1. “Old Man Winter huffed and puffed, rattling the doors of the Greene Summit Resort.” SNOWBOUND WITH THE SOLDIER by Jennifer Faye
Okay, it might not be the best opening line, but you knew I had to squeeze it in there somewhere. But it sure does set up the premise of the story. Because hold onto your hats and mittens, a Nor’easter is coming. So everyone better hurry home or they aren’t going to make it when the snow picks up. Brrr…
But all of these opening lines intrigue me. They make me want to keep reading and find out what is going to happen next.
What great opening lines have you read lately?
Maybe this Christmas…?
It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday….
Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge—not to mention too much lingering attraction.
But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.
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