First Line Friday #34

The book I’m featuring today is “Not What He Ordered” by Laurean Brooks. I’ve only just started reading this book and haven’t gotten very far. But I’m sharing it because it’s my current read. It’s rated a 5-star book on Amazon, so I thought I’d give it a try.

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Denton, Texas

“Carrie Franklin had never set foot inside a saloon.”

Carrie’s brother is a gambler and throws away the money they need to survive on his addiction to cards. She decides to go to the saloon to find her brother, but meets with a bully instead. In self defense, she injures the drunk, possibly killing him. Everyone seems afraid of the man, so she doubts anyone will stand with her in this situation, so she takes a train out of town leaving her brother a brief note.

On the train, she meets a mail-order bride who tells her about her friend who was supposed to be traveling with her to meet her own groom, but backed out at the last minute. Since Carrie is going to the town where this rejected groom lives, her fellow passenger asks Carrie to please inform the man that his mail-order bride changed her mind. Reluctantly agreeing to the plan, she had no idea the rejected groom would believe her to be the woman he was waiting for. Not giving her an opportunity to explain, he sweeps her onto his buckboard and takes her home to his aunt.

Now it’s your turn. 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, if you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to purchase simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.

 

First Line Friday #31

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. As much as I enjoy mail-order bride novels, I wasn’t drawn to reading this one because a vengeful bride doesn’t normally appeal to me. However, I finally decided to give the book a try. The heroine’s character was developed well enough so the reader might understand the reason for her anger. I personally could not imagine responding in the same manner if I had been in her shoes. Yet, we are all different, of course, so perhaps someone else might take revenge to the degree the heroine did in the story. The writing was good. The hero swoon worthy.

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New York, 1882

It had to be him. Elizabeth Landvik’s pulse sped as she read the advertisement yet again.

 Now it’s your turn. 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, if you’d like to, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this 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 above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.

 

First Line Friday #11

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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.”

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