Happy Friday dear friends!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Today’s lines come from The Birthday List by Devney Perry


“Poppy!” Jamie came rushing out of the office and into the ktichen. The grin on his face made my heart flutter, just like it always did, which meant I’d been a mess of flutters since the day I met him five years ago.

I encourage you to read it as it’s a sweet, emotional romance with really lovable characters.



Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.


Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?

What are your first lines? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll comment back.


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  1. I didn’t get to make my usual rounds on Friday, so I thought I’d do so today! This sounds like an interesting book, thank you for sharing it. I hope your week is going well.

    1. Yes my week is going well and don’t feel bad for not doing your round. I’ve struggled to keep up with my social media feed as well!

  2. I’ve heard such good things about Devney Perry – I have to add to my TBR!

    My first lines come from Our Alternate Ending by Katie Fox. “I was going to be late, and there wasn’t a damn thing I could do about it. Staring down at the cheap, knock-off Rolex strapped to my wrist, I watched as another minute passed by, the small hand reminding me time was clearly not on my side.”

    I’m featuring Alta Hensley’s Devils & Rye on my blog today!

  3. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now, Only Yours by Susan Mallery….

    MONTANA HENDRIX’S perfectly good morning was thwarted by a hot dog, a four-year-old boy and a Lab and golden retriever mix named Fluffy.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

    1. Hi Susan I hadn’t seen your comment!!! Thank you so much and I love your lines. A Lab and a golden retriver Fluffy? Cute 😉