First Line Friday #35

The book I’m featuring today is Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy. This is one of my favorite novels written by this author. Although I read it several years ago, I decided to feature it this week.

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Mosqueros, Texas, 1867

“Sophie heard God in every explosion of thunder as she listened to the awesome power of the approaching storm.” 

Mary Connealy’s heroine, Sophie, does not have the luxury of being a weak female. She’s had a difficult and challenging life, and she’s doing her best not to be defeated no matter how impossible her situation might be. Her husband is dead and she is left with young daughters to raise in a land run mostly by vigilantism.

A stranger arrives who looks strangely familiar and wishes to help Sophie and her girls. The villain wants Sophie’s ranch no matter the cost.

This story is fast paced and hard to put down. It is humorous, mysterious, suspenseful, inspirational, and romantic all mixed together in one delightful read.

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.