First Line Friday #20

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog or on the Hoarding Books link at the end of the post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book below and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about and the reviews other readers of shared.

The book I’m featuring today is Wilted Dandelions by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield.

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Buffalo, New York

1837

“Spinster Rachael picks weeds, hoping someone will pick her.” 

I met this author at our ACFW Great Lakes Chapter meeting in January and decided to read one of her novels. It was time well spent. The characters are well developed and believable. I love that the heroine is strong and self-sufficient, yet vulnerable. The hero is brave and desires to obey God, while dealing with his inner weaknesses in a way that do not diminish him as a man. This novel was hard to put down.

The story takes you on an adventure through the heart of Indian country in the 1800s. Rachael Rothburn’s one desire is to be a missionary and share the love of Jesus with people who have never heard of Him. She sees herself as a spinster and has given up on marriage. Dr. Jonathan Wheaton desires the adventure of going west and, as a believer, would like to use his skill to help people as well as tell them about Jesus. Unfortunately, anyone desiring to join in the expedition must be married, so they agree to a marriage of convenience. On the journey, they battle raging rivers, hostile Indians, and treacherous mountains, while having to deal with ungodly men and women, yet the greatest battles are the ones within themselves. How long will pride and feelings of jealously keep these two from surrendering to God’s perfect plan?

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out other bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

First Line Friday #19

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog or on the Hoarding Books link at the end of the post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book below and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about and the reviews other readers of shared.

The book I’m featuring today is Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. She writes books that inspire you to want to live a godly life while at the same time providing entertainment and laughter for the reader.

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Carver’s Holler, Arkansas, 1893

“Hoo-ooo-ie, she’s het up!”

The story is about two people who fall in love and quickly marry. Unfortunately, they know little about each other and, after the vows are spoken, realize they come from two very different cultures. Clashing dreams and the pressure of marriage makes them realize they mistook infatuation for love. Now they must find a way to build a life together.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out other bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

First Line Friday #18

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog or on the Hoarding Books link at the end of the post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book below and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about and the reviews other readers of shared.

The book I’m featuring today is The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep. This novel is a page turner, filled with action, adventure, and emotion.

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London
February 1770

My precious Lord;
My only hope;
My Savior, how I need You now.

Eleanore Morgan repeated the words, over and over, scrubbing her fingernails more vigorously with each repetition.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out other bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

First Line Friday #16

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First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog or on the Hoarding Books link at the end of the post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is A Cowboy Unmatched by Karen Witemeyer. This book is part of a wonderful series by this gifted author.

Texas Panhandle

Summer 1893

Neill Archer sighed and slouched a bit in his saddle when he caught his first glimpse of Dry Gulch.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out other bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

First Line Friday #15

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is A Match Of Sorts by Lucette Nell.

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Cedar Grove, Texas

December, 1875

“She changed her mind.” 

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

First Line Friday #14

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is At Your Request by Jen Turano.

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“Miss Wilhelmina Radcliff was reluctantly coming to the unfortunate conclusion that there were absolutely no perks to be had when one obtained the unenviable title of wallflower.” 

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

First Line Friday #11

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring this week is Mail-Order Mommy (Boom Town Brides) by Christine Johnson.

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“Amanda Porter had made her decision, and there was no going back on it now.”

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

Kindle Countdown!!!

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Comment from a recent customer:  “Okay, here’s the story on this book. I decided to download the book onto my iPad before going to bed last night so I could read it today. It was late but I decided to read the first chapter before snuggling into bed just to get “a feel” for the book. Well, I cozied into bed, plugged the iPad in for charging, and couldn’t resist reaching over to read just a little bit more. Finally, at 1 am, when I could no longer keep my eyes focused on the page, I put the iPad down. I was at Chapter 11. Needless to say, I love the book and am so impressed with Anneliese’s writing skills.” 

First Line Friday — Perfectly Matched

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring today is Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan.

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“Do you, Anna Olsen, take Edward Parker to be your lawfully wedded husband?”

Can two people who are opposites and strangers make a marriage work? Anna Olsen knows it’s time to leave her sister’s increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following her sisters’ examples, she becomes a mail-order bride, and after a short correspondence with clock maker and jeweler Edward Parker, she moves to Denver to become his wife.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

First Line Friday: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Happy Friday!!! We just got back from celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Europe. What an amazing trip that was!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and type the first line of the book, as well as the title of the book and the author. The first line is crucial in pulling the reader into the book.

I want to share with you today the first line in The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, by Melanie Dickerson.

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“The tip of the arrow found its mark, a perfect shot through the deer’s heart and lungs.”

Now it’s your turn. What is the first line of the book nearest you, fiction or nonfiction, or the book you just finished reading? Share it in the comments section of this blog post.