First Line Friday – 09.06.19

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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 the first novella in The Cowboys novella collection: Healing Hearts by Cindy Ervin Huff. I’m in the middle of reading the third book in this collection and so far I’m loving it!

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Here’s the first line:

Kansas 1866

If I only do one good thing in my life, I’m getting my brother home.

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Taming the west—one heart at a time.

 

Healing Heart

Lonnie Holt’s external scars remind him of his failures, his internal scars torment him. Genny Collins seeks safety at the ranch once owned by Lonnie’s uncle. When Lonnie and his brother arrive, sparks fly and distrust abounds. While Lonnie and Genny fight the love growing between them, his past haunts him, and her past pays them a visit.

Becoming Brave

When Coy Whittaker stumbles upon a grisly scene littered with bodies, he wants nothing more than to get his boss’s cattle out of Indian Territory. But when a bloodstained Aimee Kaplan draws down on him, his plans—and his heart—screech to a halt.

Trail’s End

Wade Chadwick has no money until his boss’s cattle sell, so he takes a kitchen job at Abby’s Home Cooking. The beautiful and prickly owner adds spice to his workday. Abby Cox hires the down-and-out cowboy even though the word cowboy leaves a bad taste in her mouth. Just as she’s ready to trust Wade with her heart, money starts to disappear … and so does her brother.

Loving a Harvey Girl

Eva Knowles can’t imagine why the local preacher doesn’t like Harvey Girls—women who work serving tables instead of finding a husband and falling in love. But if Eva can get the handsome and wayward cowboy Cal Stephens to join her in church, maybe the reverend will accept the girls. Or maybe she’ll forfeit her job for a husband, hearth, and home!

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

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16 thoughts on “First Line Friday – 09.06.19

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ford” by Susan May Warren:

    “If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.”

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  2. Those stories do sound nice. On my blog this week, I am featuring The Sheriff’s Surrender by Susan Page Davis. Since it’s my current read, I’ll share the first line of Chapter 13 here: The women showed up for shooting practice on Monday, counting Gert and Libby. Gert could barely trust her eyes.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.

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  3. My first line is from Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano:
    N.Y. City November 1885
    Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into N.Y. high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.

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  4. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/09/05/first-line-friday-100/. I am just starting chapter seven, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    “Rhett wiped down the espresso machine one last time then glanced at the large silver clock with chunky black numbers mounted on the white brick wall. His shift had ended a few minutes ago, and the cafe was empty.”

    Happy reading! I hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂💚📚

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  5. The Book I shared on my blog today is The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H McGee but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 9 here: “Charles’s cousin slapped him on the shoulder, sending his mug of ale sloshing over the rim and into his dinner.” Happy Reading! 🙂

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  6. Here’s the first line from the last book to arrive at my house, The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal. “Talia Inger clutched her side, letting her shoulder fall against the alley wall.”

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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