Happy Friday & welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Reading Is My SuperPower. I’m so excited to be doing these posts again. I haven’t participated in such a long time! Today, I’m featuring the first line of A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson…..


Vera Swanson used to love Christmas . Back in her roomy Victorian house in Western Oregon, she’d decorate to the nines, then welcome the season as family, friends, and neighbors popped in to admire the holiday décor and partake in homemade goodies. For more than forty years, Vera had played host to homemade storybook Christmases. Oh, they weren’t perfect, but what in life was?


Christmas should be celebrated with family. But for Vera Swanson, that’s not an option this year. Widowed and recently relocated, she is lonely in her condo-for-one–until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door needing help. With her mother seriously ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera’s help, and when she finds out her new neighbor is a quilter, she has a special request–a Christmas quilt for Mama.

Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together in order to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited artist Tasha, chatty empty nester Beverly, retired therapist Eleanor, and herself, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all–and she may find herself a new family of friends along the way.

Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to cuddle up this holiday season with this cozy story of giving, forgiving, and a little bit of romance.


Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!☕📚☕

19 thoughts on “FIRST LINE FRIDAY

  1. Love your header, I haven’t seen that one before. Great selection for FFF, I was just notified this book is ready for me at the library. Can’t wait to get into it. Have a great weekend, Susan 🙂

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    1. I used to use it years ago. I think I just searched for first Line Friday graphics.🤷Enjoy your library book Deanne, its really perfect, and have a wonderful weekend!🤗📚☔💜


  2. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A King for Christmas by Brooke St. James.
    “I looked at my brother, putting the receiver in my lap, and muffling it in my shirt so that James couldn’t hear me.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! Happy reading!

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  3. My first line today is from Millstone of Doubt by Erica Vetsch:
    Thorndike House- London- March 1, 1816
    The problem with concealing a weapon beneath a day dress at a social gathering became all too apparent to Lady Juliette Thorndike the moment she sat beside the Dowager Duchess of Haverly.

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  4. I’m looking forward tho this one! I enjoy her Christmas novellas each year. I’m currently re-reading The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M White and the first line is: “He was a prince at sea.” Have a great week!


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