First Line Friday – 2.16.18


Welcome to First Line Friday! Each Friday I pick a book and share the first line with you. In return, I hope you’ll share with me a first line from whatever book you have at hand!

Today I’m sharing the first line of Mail Order Revenge by Angela K Couch. I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now and I am so glad that I finally found the time to read it last month! This was such a fun read, I didn’t want to put it down. With a decidedly unique twist on the mail order bride theme, this story will keep you wondering what is going to happen next. If you haven’t already, I definitely recommend finding the time to read this book.

Mail Order Revenge

Here is the first line:

New York, 1882

It had to be him.


Elizabeth Landvick knows of one man to blame for her family’s loss of fortune and her parents’ deaths. Now, she will stop at nothing to take her revenge and recover their wealth. Even travel across the country to marry the man’s son.

With his focus on his sprawling Arizona ranch, Axel Forsberg has little time for wooing a woman, so when his father finds him a bride from the east, he trusts he won’t regret the convenience. Until horses go missing, barns burn to the ground, a range war begins…and he loses his heart.


Now it’s your turn to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first (or your favorite) line!

Then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating:

24 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 2.16.18

  1. Happy Friday! Yay for knocking a book off of your TBR mountain!!😀😀

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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    1. It was. I read it in one sitting because I didn’t want to put it down (and I happened to start it at a time when I could indulge my desire to continue reading). Thank you for stopping by and I hope your weekend is wonderful as well! 🙂

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    1. Well, I will definitely need to pop by and see which one you are sharing. Deeanne Gist is a very talented author. Did you know she started off writing for the Christian Market and moved to the General Market a few years back?


  2. That sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m featuring Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman on my blog, which doesn’t have any link to pink or hearts (although it is romantic suspense so there is some romance). I’m currently reading, Focus on Love by Candee Fick which has a Valentine’s Day scene, even if it’s not central to the plot. Here’s the first line:

    Elizabeth Foster ripped the Christmas wrapping paper from the box on her lap

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    1. Don’t even worry about the theme. It’s just something fun to try if you have time. If not, no biggie. To be honest, I have been sick the last three days and completely forgot about this week’s theme. I just happen to specialize in romance. LOL Thank you for sharing! I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!


  3. Happy Friday! Bold statement LOL My first lines are ” “It was her favorite dream.

    The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”

    These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes.

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    1. Ooooh! I love that title. I have been so overwhelmed with review requests and other obligations that I haven’t made it to NetGalley in a couple months. I must have missed that one. It sounds great. When and where will you review it?

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  4. Prologue

    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

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  5. i love that first line – so many delicious possibilities!

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – “In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

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  6. That sounds like something I’d enjoy reading. I’ll have to check it out. So glad you shared it. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Let me know if you get a chance to read it. I love hearing what other people think of the books I share or review.
      Sounds like someone cares about Sophie – or is at least pretending to. Hmmm. That title doesn’t sound like a suspense, so I’m going to go with actually caring. 😉 Thanks for sharing! I love reading everyone’s first lines! Happy weekend! 🙂


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