First Line Friday – 08.22.19

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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!

This week I am sharing the first line from a book I’m currently reading: The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake.

The Bride Blunder

Here’s the first line:

Baltimore, Maryland
1859

“No.” Marge Chandler shook her head, wishing it were so easy to shake away the sudden image springing to life in her mind.

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Come visit Buttonwood for a marriage mistake like no other in the third novel of Kelly Eileen Hake’s Prairie Promises series.

In the Nebraskan Territory of 1859, Gavin Miller writes home to request the hand of Miss Marguerite Chandler.  Unfortunately, while he never forgot Marguerite was the French word for Daisy, he’d failed to recall that the two cousins shared their grandmother’s name, and Marge was the nickname of the wrong Miss Marguerite Chandler! When his surprise bride comes to Buttonwood, unexpectedly followed by the very cousin he’d meant to marry, will Gavin be able to solve The Bride Blunder?

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19 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 08.22.19

  1. I haven’t read a Kelly Eileen Hake book in a while. Guess I’ll have to remedy that!

    My first line is from Finding Lady Enderly:
    I do not wish for all my dreams to come true. After all, nightmares are one type of dream. -Diary of a Substitute Countess
    Spitalfields, London’s East End, 1871
    For one blessed moment, I was beautiful.

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    1. This is the first book by her that I’ve read in a while also. … And I have the nagging suspicion that I read it before, back when it was published in 2009, but I am enjoying the accidental reread nonetheless. 🙂

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  2. That definitely sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. On my blog, I’m featuring The Trail Boss’s Bride by Erica Vetsch. Since it’s my current read, I’ll share the first line from Chapter 9. “Kitty had never seen so much rain.” I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from King’s Shadow by Angela Hunt but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 23 here: “Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus’s death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief.” Happy reading!

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  4. Happy Friday!

    On my blog, I shared the first couple of lines of a book I recently finished – The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. Here, though, I’ll be sharing the first lines of one of the books I’m currently reading – Wild Savage Stars by Kristina Perez.

    “The waves mocked her.

    Discordant laughter swelled in Branwen’s mind and twisted her heart. She couldn’t remain on the ship one moment longer. Her skin itched.”

    Wild Savage Stars is the sequel to Kristina Perez’s Sweet Black Waves, which is a Tristan & Eseult retelling. I’m enjoying it so far and I hope you liked the first few lines I shared.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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