Category: #FirstLineFridays

Oct 13
#FirstLineFridays: Home All Along by Beth Wiseman

#FirstLineFridays: Home All Along by Beth Wiseman

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 Home All Along by Beth Wiseman.  Here is the first line:  Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors. I fell in love with her Daughters Of The Promise series and I will be a forever fan! What’s your first line? Leave me a comment below and then visit the home of First Line Fridays at Hoarding Books to see all the other awesome participants.

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Sep 01
#FirstLineFridays: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

#FirstLineFridays: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

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 All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick.  Here is the first line:  Love came later, when his words reached out to catch her as she fell, offering a cushion of comfort that held her and began the healing before she even knew the depth of ache and loss she carried.   I’ve only read one or two other books by Ms. Kirkpatrick, so I’m excited to give another one a go. It looks like a good read! Here’s more about the book: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick Published: September 5th,2017 352 pages Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations as women attending medical school. To leave grief and guilt behind, as well as support herself and her challenging young son, Jennie cares for an elderly woman using skills she’s developed on her own. When her patient dies, Jennie discovers… Read more »

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Aug 04
#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller

#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller

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 Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller.  Here is the first line:  Leanna  Chupp clasped her hands behind her back as her Rollerblades glided against asphalt.   I love Kathleen Fuller’s Amish novels so I’m always excited about a new release by her! Here’s more about the book: The Promise Of A Letter by Kathleen Fuller Published: August 15th,2017 320 pages A letter brings him back to his Amish family. It will take someone truly extraordinary to make him stay. Roman is on the verge of leaving the Amish ways. Feeling confined by the strict rules, he longs to do something more with his life. But when things don’t go as planned, Roman’s prospects outside of the community dwindle. Upon learning that his beloved grandmother has died and left a letter urging him to reconcile with his brother in Birch Creek, Roman decides to return home. But he doesn’t plan to stay for long. Leanna Chupp has always made her own way in her… Read more »

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Jul 07
#FirstLineFridays: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart

#FirstLineFridays: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart

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 These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Here is the first line:  Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world.  I’ve only read one or two of Ms. Gabhart’s books, so I’m excited to read this one and see what it’s like.  Here’s more about the book: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Published: September 5th,2017 256 pages Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII’s end writes to tell her he’s in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he’s at a loss when it comes to envisioning what’s next for his life. When Francine’s and Ben’s paths… Read more »

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Jun 30
#FirstLineFridays: My Heart Belongs In Ruby City Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze

#FirstLineFridays: My Heart Belongs In Ruby City Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze

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 My Heart Belongs In Ruby City, Idaho:Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze. Here is the first line:  The dimming afternoon sky outside the stagecoach window was thick with flat-topped clouds, but the reverberating crack was no clap of thunder. The books put me in mind of my collection of Love Finds You In series. Those are some fun books and these look like they are too!  Here’s more about the book: My Heart Belongs In Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze Published: May 1st,2017 256 pages Is it possible to marry the wrong man? Rebecca Rice was looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach by becoming mail-order bride to her shopkeeper intended, Mr. Fordham—until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, not Theodore, proceeded by the title Deputy. Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father, so an annulment seems in order—and fast, since Rebecca’s true intended is impatient to claim her as his own. But when the legalities take… Read more »

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Jun 16
#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham

#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…. Read more »

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Jun 09
#FirstLineFridays: Then Came You By Becky Wade

#FirstLineFridays: Then Came You By Becky Wade

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 Then Came You by Becky Wade.  Here is the first line:  Sylvie left me today. Really intriguing if you ask me!! Here’s more about the book: Then Came You by Becky Wade Published: March 7,2017 158 pages A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom. Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn’t know much about babies. But he’s going to have to learn fast because he’s just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he’s not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he’ll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes. Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can’t seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There’s something extraordinarily… Read more »

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Jun 02
#FirstLineFridays: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly

#FirstLineFridays: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly

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. So today my First Line Friday will be from Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly.  Here is the first line:  Emma Cotton stood before the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, marveling at the workmanship required to chisel a replica of the French landmark out of a huge block of ice right in the town square of cozy Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts.  Really intriguing if you ask me!! Here’s more about the book: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly Published: January 2014 Beantown is the backdrop when Emma Cotton and Kelly Grace, the owners of Cotton & Grace quilt design shop in Mystic Harbor, Mass., take on the next suspect who may have been involved in the death of their friend Rose. Vanessa Nelson, now an assistant curator at a prestigious Boston art museum, was one of the last to see Rose alive. Now Vanessa is in trouble with the museum, accused of stealing an exquisite painting and dismissed from her position. She seems like the kind of… Read more »

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May 26
#FirstLineFridays: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

#FirstLineFridays: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

It’s time for 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. So today my First Line Friday will be from The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter Here is the first line from The Farmer’s Market Mishap:  A bone-chilling wind lashed at the trees, scattering bits of debris across the yard.  I just finished this book and it was really good! Here’s more about the book: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter Expected Publish Date: June 1, 2017 Return to Amish Country in Topeka, Indiana, and the Hochstetler twin sisters who are pulled apart by life s changes. Elma is living alone for the first time in her life after Thelma married. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Will she remain alone while Thelma moves on to build a family? Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter. Purhase on Amazon  My fellow bloggers are also joining the fun… Read more »

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May 19
#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

I joined a new weekly meme last week called 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. So today my First Line Friday will be from Driver Confessional by David Winters.  Here is the first line of Driver Confessional:  The black American-made sedan rolled up in front of the Palm Restaurant near the campus of George Washington University. I know. It’s not a long first line, but it’s one of the books I’m currently reading and so far it’s really good! Here’s more about the book: Driver Confession by David Winters Published: May 1,2017 A Washington Uber driver takes his faith to work, encouraging clients to share their problems as he drives to their destinations. His part-time job takes a left turn when a mysterious woman confesses her involvement in an international plot involving nuclear materials, Russian terrorists and a certain Senator. Purhase on Amazon  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?  Bibliophile Reviews Bookworm Mama Encouraging Words from the Tea… Read more »

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