Thursday Thirteen - Great Lines

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I've been wanting to do this post for a long time. I've taken a stack of random grabs off my Keeper shelf and put together a list of great lines from 13 of them. They're not all killer lines standing alone, but they clench around your heart when you're reading the story.

In no particular order:

  1. "Gentle he would be, denied he would not." - Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  2. "She had sold her cameras for the same reason he had mistrusted her: money." - Elizabeth Lowell, The Danvers Touch
  3. "I'd have killed Bobby Lancaster in a heartbeat for you, so don't you ever say I don't love you!" - Linda Howard, MacKenzies Mountain
  4. "She's the third member of this--this farce we call a marriage." - Robyn Donald, Smoke In The Wind
  5. "I realized that within minutes of your walking out of this cottage, darling." - Jayne Bauling, Wait For The Storm
  6. "I don't know what damage that bomb blast did to you, but you can't have forgotten Charles died nearly six years ago." - Stacy Absalom, Ishbel's Party
  7. "Kill him when you want him!" - Laura Kinsale, Flowers From The Storm
  8. "I was stupid and careless with you and it won't happen again." - Nora Roberts, Daring To Dream
  9. "And in that moment, Gabe finally saw the child as himself, instead of as a reflection of Jamie." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream A Little Dream
  10. "I want that boy to stay with me." - Tell Me Lies, Jennifer Crusie
  11. "I'm beginning to think it doesn't make a difference." - Victoria Leigh, Catch Me If You Can
  12. "He looked at the hand she'd held and flexed his fingers, remembering the sense of holding something precious and not wanting it to slip away from him." - Emma Darcy, Marriage Meltdown.
  13. "Finding the words, speaking them without breaking down, was going to be the hardest thing he had ever done, but he had to be strong for her." - India Grey, The Society Wife

Bonus: "So while we're having this heart-to-heart chat, Libby," he continued, "why don't you explain to me why some of the lousiest sex in my life was the best you ever had?" - Anne Stuart, Wild Thing

I could go on....