First Line Friday – 4.20.18

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Hi Everyone! It’s First Line Friday, so grab a book near you and share your first line in the comments below!

Today I’m sharing the first line from a book I recently finished reading and will be reviewing in June: This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller.

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Here is the first line:

November, 1852 
Canadian Rocky Mountains

I am the luckiest man alive.

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Joseph Malcom has spent his life protecting those in need, but now that his sister is safely settled with her new family in the Canadian Rockies, his help is no longer required. That is, until he’s asked to safely retrieve the priest’s cousin to help minister to the local Indian tribe. But his passenger is not at all who he expects.

After the death of her mother, Monti Bergeron has nothing to keep her in Montreal. While the prospect of ministering to the Indians out West is daunting, she looks forward to assisting her beloved cousin in his mission work. The life of a nun may be just what she needs to heal her grief, serving her Heavenly Father and fellow mankind, especially if no more pesky suitors are around to ask for her hand in marriage. But the man who’s been sent to guide her through the mountains might make her second-guess her plans before she even begins.

As Monti settles into her ministry, Joseph finds his wandering feet drawn back to the Indian camp. Monti’s focus on God is more unsettling than he’d like to admit. Add to that her beauty which tests his willpower at every turn, and she’s made it crystal clear she doesn’t want a husband. But when his determination to keep distance between them puts Monti in danger, protecting her might require something Joseph might not be able to give.

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21 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 4.20.18

  1. I’m sharing the first line of The Man Who Never Was by James L Rubart on my blog.

    I’m currently reading The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, a modern marriage of convenience story based on the Book of Esther. Here’s the first line of the Prologue:

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

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  2. That first line definitely would make me want to read more to find out why! 🙂
    Right now, I’m reading The Cottage by Michael Phillips. Here’s the first line:
    “The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down.”
    Happy Friday! 🙂

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  3. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from a book im reading now, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.

    My husband is leaving me. The thought , the reality, presses against my throat as I stand outside and take in the view from the back patio of our home.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😁

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  4. Happy Friday!

    Today over at my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer. Here, I will share the first line from Janet Ferguson’s novel Leaving Oxford.

    “Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus.”

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    1. Oh, I LOVED An Improper Proposal! I’m so excited I get to interview her next week (April 30th)! I hope you can stop by to check it out.

      Hmm. Sounds like someone isn’t too thrilled to be where she is.

      Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That novel sounds wonderful! On my blog today, I’m sharing the first line from Jody Hedlund’s book, Love Unexpected. Here, I will share the first line from the second chapter of the book I’m currently reading, Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. “The town of Bumble Bee appeared to consist of the sign bearing its peculiar name and a cluster of rustic buildings.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Butterfly and the Violin, but I’ll share here what I’m currently reading- All Things New by Lynn Austin: “Josephine Weatherly thought she’d already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong.” Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. I’m sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I’m currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:

    Prologue
    Philadelphia 1753
    “Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller–maybe two.” The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.

    Happy Friday!

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