#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham


***Today’s my BIRTHDAY!! I’m 30 years young for the 6th time!! Woohoo! I can’t wait to get off work and spend the day reading and blogging (YES this is my hobby, my passion, my love so it’s PERFECT for my birthday!) !! One commenter to this post will be picked to win a print book(s) of their choice from Amazon for up to $15 as a thank you for making this blog a success!***

Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham. 

Here is the first line: 
Fortune favored the persistent.

The cover alone would have attracted me, but that first line would do the trick too!  Here’s more about the book:

The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham
Published: August 29,2017
352 pages

In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory.

Determined to save her father and siblings from a crumbling Chicago tenement, Emilia Stanek becomes the long-distance bride of a Montana rancher. But when she arrives in Helena, a rugged lawman shatters her plans with the news that her husband is dead and deeply in debt.

County sheriff Mac McCall can t afford to be distracted by the pretty young widow, not with scandalous secrets emerging as he investigates his friend s suspicious death. Mac s gruff order that she leave town at once only spurs Emilia s resolve to take ownership of her late husband s ranch and face his debtors. But as her defenses soften, Emilia begins to accept Mac s help, feel compassion for his own wounded heart and learns that trust means taking a leap of faith . . .



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 My fellow bloggers are also joining the fun this week for First Line Fridays. Why don’t you stop by and see their posts too? 

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  • Reply Paula S.

    Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund: ” I fear that our wassailing has become a nuisance.”

    16 June, 2017 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Karen Kirst’s new LIH book The Engagement Charade, coming out July 1st (and it’s REALLY good!): “Alexander Copeland’s one goal in life was to be left alone.”

    16 June, 2017 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Trisha

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a most fabulous day! 🙂
    I’m currently reading (and loving) All Of You by Sarah Monzon. “Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack.”

    16 June, 2017 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Amanda Tero

    That is a great first line. And happy birthday!! 😀 Enjoy that reading!

    16 June, 2017 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Caryl Kane




    Silvery moonlight slanted through the closed shutters, faintly illuminating Caroline Fletcher’s bedroom.

    Candle in the Darkness (Refiner’s Fire Book 1) by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

    16 June, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Andi

    Happy Birthday!!!

    The cover is really pretty!

    Enjoy your birthday weekend!

    16 June, 2017 at 3:06 pm
  • Reply Dinh

    Happy Friday!
    My first line is:
    “It started with a phone call, deceptively simple and easy to ignore.” ~All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda.

    Dinh @Arlene’s Book Club

    16 June, 2017 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Kathleen Denly

    Well now that is an intriguing book. I completely agree about the cover and first line. Adding to my TBR! Thank you!

    16 June, 2017 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Kathleen Denly

      Sorry! I got so excited about the book, I almost forgot to say, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” I hope it’s filled with hours of fun reading! 🙂

      16 June, 2017 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply JaneReads

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

    16 June, 2017 at 7:22 pm
  • Reply CJ Myerly

    Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day!

    I recently started Three Little Words by Melissa Tagg. “Seven years shouldn’t feel like such a gaping span of time.”

    16 June, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Thank you! And I have to read a Melissa Tagg book soon. I’ve heard some mixed things about her books but want to try them for myself.

      25 June, 2017 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Jessica Baker

    Happy Birthday! I too turned thirty for the sixth time on Wednesday. I just refuse to say that I’m getting closer to 40!!

    16 June, 2017 at 11:51 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Happy Belated Birthday to you too! I am the same way!!! TOOOOO close to 40!

      25 June, 2017 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Heather

    Happy Birthday and happy Saturday! 🙂

    17 June, 2017 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Beth Erin

    Happy belated birthday!

    Unless you get one of those miracles they’re always talking about in church, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep the business open into spring.
    Weaver’s Needle by Robin Carroll

    17 June, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Thank you!!!! And I LOVED Weaver’s Needle!!!

      25 June, 2017 at 8:48 am

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