First Line Friday #32

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First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, reader friends! As always, you can find my blogger buddies at the bottom of the post and I encourage you to go check out their featured books once you’ve said hi and dropped off your first line here!

Don’t miss this week’s giveaway on Faithfully Bookish courtesy of Robin Patchen!!!

Worth the Wait by Karen Witemeyer

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Worth the Wait by Karen Witemeyer

October 1894—Harper’s Station
Baylor County, Texas

“Are you sure it’s safe?” Victoria Adams stared down at her exposed right leg as her friend Grace Mallory fit the Remington Model 95 over-under double-barreled derringer into the small holster affixed to her garter.

I can’t wait to dive in! This little novella is tucked between the first and second books of the series. Check out my review for No Other Will Do!

Ladies of Harper’s Station series

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update: I adore this humorous and heartwarming novella! The story flowed well from book 1 while still providing enough background to refresh the reader’s memory or stand alone. I highly recommend this series so far and the sneak peek of Heart on the Line looks very promising as well!


So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower | Rachel @ Bookworm Mama | Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books | Andi @ Radiant Light | Heather @ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen | Sarah @ All the Book Blog Names are Taken | Robin @ Robin’s Nest | Katie @ Fiction Aficionado | Bree @ Bibliophile Reviews

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know at Reading is My Superpower!

21 Comments


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    “Come out o’ the gutter, ye urchin!” cried Mrs. Croale in a harsh, half-masculine voice, standing on the curbstone of a short, narrow, dirty lane.” The Poet and the Pauper by George MacDonald.


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    “Baby steps.” Leaving Oxford by Janet W. Ferguson


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    Jace Rawlings, MD, sat in the damp Kenyan jail with his back against the stone wall. An Open Heart by Harry Kraus


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    I just bought this book! And I am so excited to read it. 🙂 I haven’t read No Other Will Do yet–does this series need to be read in order?

    My first line for the week is:

    The Newcomer
    by Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Philadelphia
    October 15, 1737

    “Bairn was suffocating. Not literally, mayhap, but as close as a man could get.”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!


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      I think it would be fine to read them in any order. There are some events from book 1 mentioned but no major spoilers in my opinion. The novella doesn’t depend on No Other Will Do but that is where their acquaintance begins as secondary characters. (Of course, I recommend reading them all eventually!)

      “Mayhap” is one of those words I just really like 😉


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    Near Medicine Bow, Wyoming 1892

    The squeal of the train wheels jerked Essie Vanderfair’s attention from the doodles and half-formed thoughts scribbled inside her notebook to the window beside her.

    ~The Outlaw’s Secret by Stacy Henrie


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    Happy Friday Beth! Since I shared the first line of the Prologue on my blog, here is Chapter one. “Maggie turned the hat block and examined the broad-brimmed, yellow straw hat.”


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    My first line is: ” “…for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” The words grabbed the man by the throat.” (I had to include that 2nd line!) from Moving Target by Lynette Eason


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    Vindication tasted like sweat. ~ Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig

    I loved No Other Will Do and I’m planning to read Worth the Wait this weekend – might have to read it tonight 😉


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    “I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.” – Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs


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    Hi Beth!
    Sorry I didn’t make the rounds yesterday, I was in the mountains. My first line comes from Tosca Lee’s upcoming release Firstborn, book 2 of The House of Bathory.

    Six weeks ago, I woke up in a cabin in the north woods of Maine with no memory of the last two years or any pertinent details of my life before.


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      *sigh* I love the mountains! I prefer looking at them over driving through them though 😉


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    “Shelby made her way slowly, carefully through complete darkness to the small guesthouse.”-Raging Storm, by Vannetta Chapman

    Happy Reading!

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