First Line Friday (week 56): My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho

Posted April 28, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, Susanne Dietze / 45 Comments

Happy Friday!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

The book I’m featuring today is My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho by Susanne Dietze

And the first line is …

The dimming afternoon sky outside the stagecoach window was thick with flat-topped clouds, but the reverberating crack was no clap of thunder. Rebecca Rice knew a rifle shot when she heard it.

(Ok… I gave you two lines. Free bonus!)

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective

…and joining the group today:

Joy of Reading

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45 responses to “First Line Friday (week 56): My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho

  1. Haley Resseguie

    My first line today is from “Just the Way You Are” by Pepper Basham:

    “One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took.”

    Although my favorite line from page one is “Gracious sakes, I’ve squished a grandpa.” I just love Pepper’s witty prose!

  2. Kay Garrett

    “You get out there, and I mean now.”
    My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains – Carmela’s Quandary by Susan Page Davis

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

    Firstborn by Tosca Lee

  4. Since I have so many wonderful first lines to choose from at the moment, I’m going to share a different one here than on my blog. It’s the first line from Varina Denman’s ‘Looking Glass Lies’:

    “I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again.”

  5. The line I’m going to share with you here is different than the one featured on my blog post. This book is one that my 9 year old son is currently reading for the second time.

    “This is a true story. Well some of it. Most of it.”
    Harlow & Sage (and Indiana) A true story about best friends by: Brittni Vega

  6. carylkane


    They were coming. from Orphan’s Song by Gillian Bronte Adams


  7. Rebecca Maney

    “Let the dead bury the dead, Annabelle thought as the spade sank another few inches into the ground”. “Leveraging Lincoln” by Stephenia McGee Wonderful so far, Civil War and secrets, kind of book.

  8. Paula S.

    Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing? From The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller. Just started this one!

  9. Andrea Stephens

    Carrie, I loved My Heart Belongs in Ruby City!
    Today I’m sharing the first line from Cynthia Roemer’s debut book that came out today.
    Under This Same Sky
    Illinois ~ May 8, 1854
    Nothing could have prepared her for this.

  10. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday (is it really?)!! My first line is from a nonfiction book that is being released on May 2nd, Women Who Move Mountains by Sue Detweiler: ” ‘Get my baby out!’ I screamed with a raspy voice.” And one of my favorite quotes: “Every day we have the opportunity to agree with God & allow His perspective to flood us with His hope. It’s like having a pressure washer in your mind.”

  11. Squee! Thanks so much for featuring Ruby City!

    So fun to see what everyone’s reading. I’m reading Michelle Griep’s The Captive Heart. It starts:

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

  12. Anne L. Rightler

    My first line:
    U.S. Army Base at the Presidio
    San Francisco, 1898
    Jenny Bennett woke as pebbles clattered against her window.
    From To the Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House)

  13. Pam K.

    “Pressing her nose against the glass of the carriage window, Miss Permilia Griswold felt her stomach begin to churn as she took note of the throngs of people lining Fifth Avenue.” from Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano. I finished this one a couple of days ago. It’s delightful!

  14. “There are a few days in my life that I can recall as if they happened yesterday.” from My Heart Will Always Cry by Janell Haworth Desmond (nonfiction – Westbow Press).

  15. First line of: Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson (releases May 2nd)
    “As Governor Bliss came to the podium, Lieutenant Evie Blackwell dug her hands into her coat pockets, grateful the January cold would keep this press announcement on schedule and limited to twenty minutes.”

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