First Line Fridays – One Enchanted Noël

Welcome to another installment of First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books. This is book #3 in Melissa Tagg’s novella Christmas series. While you can read this one independently, I encourage you to pick up the first two as well. Now all three are also available in one set.


One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg

“Usually on nights like this – with snowfall glimmering under the hazy glow of lamplight, a peaceful hush hovering over the town square – Leigh Renwyecke could almost forget.”

So, grab the book nearest you and comment what your first line is (with title and author, of course!) and then head over to Hoarding Books to see all of the other books/blogs featured today.


17 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – One Enchanted Noël

  1. carylkane says:


    “Good morning, Kansas!” The radio scratched out static over deejay Kris Kristiansen’s lilting baritone. – Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery.

    Kelly Murphy was willing to accept certain injustices in the world. That brownies had more calories than celery.

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. I need to read Melissa Tagg’s last two Christmas novellas!

    Next up on my TBR…
    The music seeped into her soul like fog over the Thames. (from A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White)

    Merry Christmas!


  4. Merry Christmas!

    Today on my blog I am featuring Desert Duet by Debra Marvin. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will leave the first line from that chapter.

    “The new gray fedora, with its crisp, black grosgrain band, would be a stylish, but dismal failure at preventing sunburn.”

    I’m really enjoying this story! Happy Friday. 😊


  5. I love Melissa Tagg’s books. 🙂

    My first line comes from Deborah Raney’s Circle of Blessings:

    Dakota Territory, 1864

    It was almost closing time, and in all of his seventeen years, James Collingwood could not remember being so bone-weary as he felt tonight.

    Merry Christmas!


  6. debraemarvin says:

    ooh, Nicole is moving along in Desert Duet! how funny. And I’m here to say that I love the idea of a Melissa Tagg novella set at Christmas time! Just like Christmas movies, we all love Christmas fiction.
    Merry Christmas Kat!


  7. I have the first in this series on my Kindle, but can’t even remember if I’ve read it (my excuse is that Amazon tells me I bought it two years ago).

    I’m sharing from All is Bright by Andrea Grigg over on my blog, a wonderful novella set in Australia … which means a summer Christmas (FYI, that’s normal for me. Not so normal for most of you, or for my Icelandic pastor and his family.)

    I’m currently reading A Sweethaven Christmas by Courtney Walsh, an new favourite author. Here’s the first line:

    “Why is that woman staring over here?” Lila shifted in the tall-backed linen-covered chair and nodded towards a blonde woman at the bar.

    I suspect this is going to be more than a Christmas story …

    Blessings as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour this week!


  8. honeybeerosewritings says:

    Undraland by Mary E. Twomey (Book 1)

    Chapter 1: Professor Vin Diesel

    “Think I can get away with a sore shoulder again?….”

    This book is hilarious with the tit-for-tat that the would be couple has in this love/hate relationship in this fantasy mythic epic. (Warning: sexual innuendo present in this book). I just got done reading this today and can hardly wait to read the next book. 5 stars is what I gave it.


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