First Line Friday – 6.21.19

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Welcome to First Line Fridays! The day we grab the book closest to us and share the first line. Join the fun and discover your next read!

Today I’m featuring, the first line of Karen Barnett’s latest release, Ever Faithful. I’ll be sharing my review of this novel on Monday, so if you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe to my blog HERE.

Ever Faithful

Here’s the first line:

April, 1933
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside Grand Prismatic Spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.

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Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more–and the woman who must confront his deception.

A man who can’t read will never amount to anything–or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain “requirements.” Nate exchanges the harsh Brooklyn streets for the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, curious if the Eden-like wonderland can transform him as well.

Elsie Brookes was proud to grow up as a ranger’s daughter, but she longs for a future of her own. After four years serving as a maid in the park’s hotels, she still hasn’t saved enough money for her college tuition. A second job, teaching a crowd of rowdy men in the CCC camp, might be the answer, but when Elsie discovers Nate’s secret, it puts his job as camp foreman in jeopardy. Tutoring leads to friendship and romance, until a string of suspicious fires casts a dark shadow over their relationship. Can they find answers before all of their dreams go up in smoke?

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9 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 6.21.19

  1. During the fall season as I start my paper route early in the morning, our our hometown is still quiet, and a good time to spend with nature as I do my job. A cousins collections of stori es.

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse but I’m just getting into Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham so I’ll share the first line from that book here: “After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellow papers closer and pressed her lips to them.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of reading time!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Buttercup and Julius plodded along ever so slowly as if the past days’ circumstances were thick mud around their hooves, weighing them down.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 😀❤📚

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  4. Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)” by Gail Kittleson:

    “Sent Jerry packin’, didn’t we?”

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  5. Hi Kathleen, What a cool opening line plus an intriguing story premise!

    Today I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Caverns of the Deep by Jeanette O’Hagan:

    Zara walked towards the tall ebony gate, the first of seven leading outside.

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  6. Happy Friday! Ever Faithful is such an enjoyable read. I’m sharing from All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner today. Here is the first line of the prologue:

    “Summer 1955
    We sat at the end of the dock, my father and me.”

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  7. Sounds intriguing!

    Today I’m sharing from Entanglements by Rachel McMillan on my blog, one of the novellas in Finding Ever After. Here’s the first line from the next story in the collection, Twice Upon a Time by Ashley Clark:

    “Under no circumstances would she fall for him again.”

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