First Line Friday #58: An Amish Courtship


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Happy Friday, reader friends! I’ve added another jewel in my auntie crown this week! I’m so excited to meet the newest precious little person in our family! Praise God for His protection over the miracle of new life ❤

Christian Fiction Readers Retreat is NEXT WEEK (more excitement, eep!) Please forgive me because I will be a bit scarce this week while I get all my last minute ducks in a row am busy herding cats!

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An Amish Courtship by Jan Drexler

An Amish Courtship by Jan Drexler
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“I’m glad we aren’t late,” Aunt Sadie said as Mary turned the buggy into the farm lane.


Doesn’t that cover look sweet?! Learn more about Jan Drexler over on her author spotlight!

Y’all have probably noticed that Amish fiction isn’t usually one of my go-to genres but the Journey to Pleasant Prairie series is definitely on my wishlist!


Journey to Pleasant Prairie series

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    London. May 1914. Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight. From A Name Unknown by Roseanna White! Loving this book. Can’t get enough Roseanna!

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    Oooh what are they late for? Great first line that captures the attention.

    Here is mine:

    “I never meant for any of it to happen.”
    The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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    Congrats on the new little person!

    November 12, 2011

    This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. A Season to Dance – Patricia Beal

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    My first line is from #CFRR2017 participating author Cindy Thomson’s Grace’s Pictures.
    December 1900
    “May I take your photograph, miss?”

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    Nice first line. I never read Amish Fiction really, but I do watch the odd movie adaptation.

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    Makes me want to know more! This week on my blog I’m sharing the first line from “To Wager Her Heart”. I hope you get the stop by and check it out and read the review. It is a really great book!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Good afternoon Beth. Congratulations on the newest addition in your family!

    I am currently reading A Name Unknown by Roseanna White and loving it! So my first line is from that book.

    London, May 1914.
    Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.

    Blessings, Tina

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    Congratulation! I love the Love Inspired Historical books. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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    Aw, congratulations on the new little one! I’m eagerly looking forward to having my first two nieces or nephews in October and December. 🙂

    Now that I have a bookshelf within reach of my desk, I’m grabbing one I hope to read this year.
    “Romulus White stood motionless in the crowded ballroom, staring at a woman he’d once longed for more than his next breath of air.”
    – From this Moment, by Elizabeth Camden

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    Congratulations, Aunty Beth! I hope you get lots of baby cuddles.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Space Between Words on my website. I hope you stop by and check it out.

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    I really liked that series. Congrats on the newest addition!! See you in a week. Yay!!!!!! 😆

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    Life is forever changed without her; without the sense of her somewhere near.
    Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

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    Congratulations! Being an aunt is one of the best things in the world 😀

    The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War. ~ The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber (prolog

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