A Late First Line Friday

Well, it’s the start of a new year and I am already running behind. Between a sudden snow storm and multiple power outages yesterday, the first First Line Friday of the year slipped away from me. That has to be a good omen for 2021 … right? In other times, I might have strolled right on through the weekend pretending that I never intended to post in the first place. Fortunately, thanks to a recent read, I have the perfect first line to ring in the new year for those of us who sometimes struggle with time management.

If Prissy Parnell hadn’t married Buster Jones and left Cadillac, Texas for Pasadena, California, Marty wouldn’t have gotten the speeding ticket. It was all Prissy’s damn fault that Marty was in such a hurry to get to the Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society monthly meeting that night, so Prissy ought to have to shell out the almost two hundred dollars for that ticket.

They were already passing around the crystal bowl to take up the voting ballots when Marty slung open the door to Violet Prescott’s sunroom and yelled, “Don’t count ’em without my vote.”

Twenty faces turned to look at her and not a one of them, not even her twin sister, Cathy, was smiling. Hell’s bells, who had done pissed on their cucumber sandwiches before she got there, anyway? A person didn’t drop dead from lack of punctuality, did they?


Title: The Blue-Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee
Series: The Cadillac Series #1
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: March 05, 2013
Classification: General Fiction

Brown’s Website | Publisher’s Page | Goodreads


Note: First Line Fridays is a feature hosted by Hoarding Books. Be sure to check out their weekly post to find other participants and some great first lines.

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