Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop: February 10, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.

This week’s book beginning:


With the Maine Facility teens released and the Willow Bend teens safely tucked away, the next phase was to rescue the kids from the Wyoming and Oregon Facilities. Colby is driving Holly, Blake, and Adam to the Wyoming Facility. Meanwhile, Wyatt is driving Deanna, Eddie, and Freya to the Oregon facility. Both teams are unaware The Professor is waiting for them with plans in place. With both facilities in lockdown, will the teens be able to rescue their siblings? Will Hope pull through from the damage inflicted by Professor Roth? Are the Willow Bend teens, Gemma, Bells, and Hope safe all the way over in Philadelphia, or are they still a target? Everyone has to be ready for this mental chess game. Moves and countermoves are being made. Calculations are continuously changing. Who will come out the victor? Will it be The Professor or the teens? Can the teens succeed, or are they Out Of Time?

1 Peter 5:8 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

“Time slips through our hands like grains of sand never to return again. Those who use time wisely are rewarded with rich, productive and satisfying lives.” Robin Sharma

“Pull over here,” Blake instructed.
“Your wish is my command,” Colby said. He pulled the van into a rest area and put it in park.

This is the third in C. J. Peterson’s Sands of Time trilogy. It’s sci-fi from a Christian perspective, and I am liking it! Look for a review next week.

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.

Do you enjoy reading romance novels? If so, which romance trope
is your favorite? 
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I’ve decided that yes, I do enjoy reading romance novels! I love a good second chance romance, and enemies to lovers is a fun trope, too.

What about you? Romance, yea or nay?

This entry was posted in Book Beginnings on Fridays, Book Blogger Hop, Book Memes, Christian Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to Book Beginnings on Fridays and Book Blogger Hop: February 10, 2023

  1. If I read a romance novel, there has to be something else going on, like a mystery or a historical event.

  2. Jessica Baker says:

    Sounds like an interesting read!

    I’m reading Everything is Just Beginning by Erin Bartels. Here’s a line from the page I’m currently on:
    “Moved out, kicked out. What difference does it make? I lived there, now I don’t.”
    Happy reading!!

  3. I like romance as an element of a larger story, like a mystery or historical. No one trope is a clear favorite though

  4. Cindy Davis says:

    I have not heard of this author. I hope you enjoy it. I do like books that have a thread of romance. Have a great weekend!

  5. I’m pulling for the teens! I hope you continue to enjoy Out of Time.

    Second chance romances are among my favorite tropes too. Romance may not make up the majority of my reading, but I do enjoy the genre. Sometimes I just need a happy ending. 🙂

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Ashley S. says:

    I think I need to check out this series. It sounds really good. And second chance is one of my favorite romance tropes too. I’ve also been enjoying grumpy/sunshine lately. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. I really don’t read romance that often, but when I do I like the young adult genre. “Bullies to romance” or high school drama. Lol, I know, it sounds like an ole lady trying to go back in time, hmm… 🤣 Have a great Saturday Lisa 😉

  8. I’m currently reading Husband Auditions by Angela Ruth Strong. It’s fun!
    “We pay the day-use fee and get the indoor pool to ourselves for the moment.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  9. This sounds like a good book. I haven’t read this author before. I hope you enjoy the book.

  10. yep, I almost exclusively read romance and specifically queer romance, I’m all about finding the right person for your HEA…

  11. Snapdragon says:

    I don’t like romance novels. The story has to have something else then just a romance.

  12. I love romance! Marriage of convenience is my favorite trope. I’m just starting Bound by a Secret by Jolene Navarro. The first line is: “Greyson McKinsey rolled his neck and stared at the Texas sky above him.” Hope you have a great week!

  13. Annis says:

    Second chance romance is a favourite of mine too – but I do prefer friends to lovers, especially if everyone else already thinks they’re dating!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.