First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 40 | That’s Amore (Tuscan Legacy #1)

It’s First Line Friday, which means it’s time to open the book nearest you and share the first line. Today I’m sharing from That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann. It’s the first book in the multi-author Tuscan Legacy series, and a new book releases each week. Yay!

Here’s the first line:

Book Quote: No parent should ever have to bury a child, let alone all of them.

That’s a one-two punch of a first line!

About That’s Amore:

When Rafaele and Jayne meet again two years after dancing the night away together in Tuscany, is it a matter of fate or of faith?

After deciding to take a six-month sabbatical, Italian lawyer Rafaele Rossi moves from Florence to Tuscany, resigned to managing the family farm for his aging nonna after his father’s passing. Convinced a family get-together is what Nonna needs to lift her spirits, he plans an eightieth birthday party for her, making sure his siblings and cousins attend.

The Keswick jewelry store where Jayne Austin has worked for seven years closes its doors. Jayne takes her generous severance pay and heads off to Italy—Tuscany to be precise. Choosing to leave her fate in God’s hands, she prays she’ll miraculously bump into the handsome best man she’d danced the night away with at a friend’s Tuscan wedding two years ago. She hasn’t been able to forget those smoldering brown eyes and that rich Italian accent.

Jayne’s prayers are answered swiftly and in the most unexpected way. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s a guest not only at Isabella Rossi’s birthday party, but at Villa Rossi too.

When Rafaele receives what appears to be a valuable painting from an unknown benefactor, he’s reminded that he doesn’t want to lose Jayne again. After what he’s done to drive her from the villa, though, what kind of a commitment will it take for her to stay?

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38 comments

  1. Wow. That’s some first line!

    I’m featuring the first line from Susan May Warren’s ‘Storm Front’ on my blog, but right now I’m going to give you the first line from ‘A Worthy Groom’ by Angela K. Couch, which is part of ‘The Backcountry Brides Collection’:

    “The first shovelful of dirt struck Samuel’s crude hickory box, but Lorinda Cowden didn’t flinch.”

  2. Suzie says:

    Heartbreaking first line! I haven’t yet read this author and need to add her to my TBR (I really need to start calling it TBRS..To Be Read Someday!)

    I’m currently reading His Surprise Son by Allie Pleiter: “Here comes the bride. For Jean Matrim, the arrival of Matrimony Valley’s first bride was a victory.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Trisha says:

    What a first line!!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s The Accidental Guardian. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8 of the same book.
    “A scream jerked Trace awake.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday! That’s Amore is an excellent book! My first line is from Storm Front (Montana Rescue Book #5) by Susan May Warren:

    “Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.”

  5. Becky says:

    That first line breaks my heart! Adding this to my TBR.

    I’m featuring Pepper Basham’s, “A Twist of Faith” on my blog today. Since I have Lindsay Harrel’s, “The Heart Between Us” in front of me, I’ll share my first line from here.

    “Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to past.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  6. Oh! How tragic!! On my blog today, I’m featuring “The Substitute Wife” by Dorothy Clark. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter Three in “A Civil Contract” by Georgette Heyer, the book I’m currently reading. “When Adam left Mount Street Lord Oversley suffered some qualms of conscience, fearing that he had raised hopes that he might presently be obliged to dash to earth.” I love this authors writing style. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh boy, I don’t know if my heart could take that one!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Road Home by Beverly Lewis but here I’ll share the book I just finished today called A Higher Ransom by Aleigha C Israel: “Anna Haddington took a deep breath of the salty air.”

  8. JaneReads says:

    That’s quite the first line.

    I just finished reading Charming the Troublemaker by Pepper Basham, and since I have not started another book yet, I am going to share the first like of the last chapter. “Rainey didn’t know he was awake.”

  9. Yvette says:

    Quite the first line! I’m sharing from my current read, No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens, on my blog today, so here is the first line from an upcoming read, Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber:

    “The moment Earth’s United World Council officially placed seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow at the top of their Imminent Terrorist Threat list, a siren went off in the circular downtown building, and she became the most wanted teenager alive.”

    Happy Friday!

  10. I’m currently reading The Feathered Bone by Julie Cantrell. Here’s the first line.
    A MAGIC MOVES THE DAY AS IF ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN.

    Thanks for sharing That’s Amore’s first line, Iola.

  11. Caitlin says:

    That opening line makes me want to read more. It is not the usual genre that I read, but I’m always open to discovering new authors/books.

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