Hooked? – 6

Here are three more books and their opening lines.

Assuming the book is in a genre that might interest you, do you want to continue reading after the first lines? The authors hope so. What do you think? Are you interested enough to turn the page? These books probably target women more than men, but we appreciate all opinions.

1. Getting to Mr. Right by Carol Balawyder

Missi Morgan hoped this weekend would bring the magic back into her marriage with Max. She pictured the resort where they were going with its indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi and imagined how relaxed they would both feel, their daily preoccupations forgotten as they focused on the pleasure of being together. She couldn’t even remember their last romantic getaway.

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2. The Bridge Club by Patricia Sands
“Silent night, holy night,
All is calm, all is bright. It wasn’t Christmas, and it’s not about religion, but whenever I think of that night, those words filter into my head. Kind of bizarre I know, but that’s how thoughts are sometimes.”
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3.  Julia’s Violinist by Anneli Purchase
Men’s voices, harsh and abrupt, sent a stab of fear through her. She peered cautiously up an alleyway towards the town square.
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21 thoughts on “Hooked? – 6

  1. Thank you, Anneli, for your generosity. 🙂 I’ve read Julia’s Violinist and loved both the opening and the entire novel. You can check my review here:

    I just downloaded The Bridge Club. How can I resist Book of The Year Award Finalist! 🙂 Love both the opening and the cover!


  2. Reblogged this on Carol Balawyder and commented:
    I am really honored to be among two wonderful novelists! 🙂
    Have a look at their books. You can check my review of Julia’s Violinist at http://www.amazon.com/Julias-Violinist-Anneli-Purchase-ebook/product-reviews/B00BI4TH3I/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

    I’m looking forward to reading Patrica Sands Book of The Year Award Finalist novel. Bravo, Patricia.
    And, of course, thank you, Anneli, for this wonderful series on opening lines. 🙂

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    • Before I started writing, I didn’t even think about how important it was to have the right opening sentences, but I know it was one of the things I looked for as a reader, to decide if it was going to interest me. Thanks for visiting, Christy. I know you’ll enjoy Carol’s book.

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  3. The first two are not my cuppa tea… in fact the first, I stopped reading before the end of the opening lines… the last one (not because it’s yours) would have me read further…


  4. We know that, Rob. I can’t picture you sitting down to read a romance – not even on Valentine’s Day. We aren’t offended.I should try to get a “man’s” book on here. How about yours? Do you have your opening lines thought out yet? That book is going to be really interesting!


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