- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
.”Kerry Clare Tolliver couldn’t remember a time when the smell of a Fraser fir tree didn’t make her smile.”
Do you recognize the lines?
Here’s a hint:
It just released on Tuesday!
Still not sure? Here’s another hint:
It’s written by Mary Kay Andrews.
The First Lines Friday book is:
Bright Lights, Big Christmas
About the Book:
Title: Bright Lights, Big Christmas
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Page Length: 288
Publication Date: Sept. 26, 2023
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Synopsis: It’s a long way from a Christmas tree farm in the mountains of North Carolina to a certain street corner in Greenwich Village, but Kerry Tolliver, newly unemployed and romantically unattached, reluctantly agrees to make the trek, and live in a tiny vintage camper with her gruff older brother (and his dog Queenie) out of family loyalty. Selling Christmas trees at the family’s stand in on the sidewalks of New York, Kerry is startled to find herself beginning to feel at home in this quirky little corner of the city, and succumbing to the charms of Patrick, a single dad and his adorable, dragon-loving son Austin. When a secretive elderly neighbor goes missing with the holidays fast approaching, Kerry discovers her new friends have become family . . . and maybe more . . .
Surrounded by warm childhood memories, sparkling possibility, and the magic of
Christmas, will this small-town girl surrender her heart to the bright lights of the big city?
Have you read Bright Lights, Big Christmas? What do you think of the first lines? Comment below!