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!

This week I am sharing the first line from one of the novellas in a collection I am currently enjoying, The Westward Christmas Brides Collection.

Westward Christmas Brides Novella Collection

This first line is from The Reluctant Runaway, by Melanie Dobson:

Lavinia Starr twisted her embroidered kid gloves in her lap as she waited for the morning train to depart Union Station.


About the book:

Take the journey into the American west alongside nine women who are chasing their dreams—Cynthia, for security; Beryl, for a new family; Adeline, for freedom; Molly, for marriage; Beth, for a new start; Belinda, for a place to heal; Suzette, for adventure; Juliet, for peace; and Caroline, for a future for her children. Celebrate Christmas alongside these pioneers as love finds them in nine distinctly different romances penned by leading Christian fiction authors, including New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.

I’m only in the middle of the fourth novella, but I am very much enjoying this collection so far, if you are looking for another Christmas themed historical romance this season.

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:

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