First Line Friday | The Words We Lost

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Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

The Words We Lost by Nicole Deese.

About the Book

Three friends. Two broken promises. One missing manuscript.

As a senior acquisitions editor for Fog Harbor Books in San Francisco, Ingrid Erikson has rejected many a manuscript for lack of defined conflict and dramatic irony–two elements her current life possesses in spades. In the months following the death of her childhood best friend and international bestselling author Cecelia Campbell, Ingrid has not only lost her ability to escape into fiction due to a rare trauma response, but she’s also desperate to find the closure she’s convinced will come with Cecelia’s missing final manuscript.

After Ingrid jeopardizes her career, she fears her future will remain irrevocably broken. But then Joel Campbell–the man who shattered her belief in happily-ever-afters–offers her a sealed envelope from his late cousin, Cecelia, asking Joel and to put their differences aside and retrieve a mysterious package in their coastal Washington hometown.

Honoring Cecelia’s last request will challenge their convictions and test their loyalties, but through it all, will Ingrid and Joel be brave enough to uncover a twice-in-a-lifetime love?

From Goodreads

The First Line is …

Every tap, tap, tap of my editorial director’s blood-red fingernail against her ceramic coffee mug feels like another second closer to the death of my career.

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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.

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9 thoughts on “First Line Friday | The Words We Lost

  1. Loved Nicole’s book, as always.

    My first line this week is from Blind Trust by Natalie Walters
    “How much longer?” Lyla Fox gritted her teeth at the voice echoing through the tiny earpiece.

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