First Line Friday (week 89): Claiming Her Cowboy

Posted January 19, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, giveaway, romance, Tina Radcliffe / 38 Comments

Happy Friday!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

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 Claiming Her Cowboy by Tina Radcliffe!

And the first line is….

“If Lucy Maxwell had learned one thing, it was that when life appeared to be going smoothly, it was time to listen closely for the other boot to drop. Because it always did.

Can anyone else relate?

(Head over to Tina’s guest post from yesterday to enter the giveaway for your chance to win this book & a cute ‘nerdy girl’ mug!)

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!
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38 responses to “First Line Friday (week 89): Claiming Her Cowboy

  1. Gloria

    This is from Kill Zone and One Step Back by Luana Ehrlich. The first line is very short so here are the first two.
    I was ahead of schedule. Even though I was supposed to meet my asset, Farid Kazim, near Zafaranieh Plaza at eleven o’clock, I was at the designated location an hour early.

  2. So, I’m guessing she’s not an optimist? ?

    I’m featuring the first line from the SECOND chapter of Mesu Andrews’ ‘Isaiah’s Daughter’ on my blog (since the first line of chapter one is on Hoarding Books this week), but right now I’m going to share the first line from ‘Fatal Mistake’ by Susan Sleeman:

    “He was coming for her, and he was close.”

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today, my First Line Friday comes from the next book on my TBR mountain, Coming Home to Island House by Erica James…..

    There she is, the scarlet woman herself.’
    ‘She’s back then.’
    ‘Back to flaunt herself right under our noses. She’s no shame, that one.’
    ‘No shame at all.’

    Have a great weekend!

  4. I want to read Claiming Her Cowboy and I really enjoyed Tina’s guest post on your blog yesterday!

    My first line today (that I’m also sharing on my blog) is from Melissa Tagg’s From the Start. “How in the world had rain earned such a romantic rep?”

  5. Kay Garrett

    Adam Bryan pushed into the Magnolia Café and turned to wait for his younger sister Daisy.
    By Lenora Worth

  6. Now I wanna know more! Haha.

    I’m sharing about The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but I’ll share a first line from a book on my soon-to-read list here.

    Your first thought upon picking up this book is probably: How can a person born without any limbs consider himself to to be the hands and feet of Jesus on this Earth?
    -Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children by Nick Vujicic

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I would say I’m more of the glass is half full personality and don’t look for trouble 🙂

    The snow in middle Tennessee melted enough that my mailman finally showed up with a few packages in hand (books I’ve been waiting on). I pulled the first line to share from one of those:

    Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her.
    –Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard

  8. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s latest “Guilt by Association” It is the 3rd book in her Murder in the Mountains series. I’ll share here the first line from chapter 4.
    “Without a doubt, the number five trailer is the prettiest place in Scots’ Hollow.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Julie Waldron

    This is from The Address by Fiona Davis “The sight of a child teetering on the window ledge of room 510 turned Sara’s world upside down.”

  10. The book I’m sharing on my blog this week is Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy. I will share here the first line from a children’s book I just finished reading by A. Lynn Basset called The Boy and The Clock Book. “Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!” Have a great weekend!

  11. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Callum’s Compass by Sara L. Foust:

    “A persistent knock at the front door dragged Kat Williams awake.”

  12. Paula S.

    My first paragraph is from Melody of the Soul from Liz Tolsma:

    Anna Zadokova held her mother’s tiny body close. If only she could imprint the feel of her on her skin. She breathed in her scent, a combination of rose water and fried onions. Everything she loved best about her. A light mist dampened them both.

  13. YES, most definitely can relate. (By the by, hope all is well with you, my friend! I think of you often. 🙂 And I do love that cover. Can’t go wrong with a handsome fictional cowboy, right?!

  14. Caryl Kane


    Two Years Earlier

    Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears. – Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  15. Melissa Breusch

    Cinders, Stars, and Glass Slippers: A retelling of Cinderella (A classical kingdoms collection piece #6)by Brittany Fichter

    An Ambassador Secret

    “Miss Elaina.”

  16. I totally relate!!! I’m working hard on this flaw of mine, but it is my nature to be suspect of the good times. It’s exhausting.

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog, I am featuring Brett Armstrong’s novel Destitutio Quod Remissio. It’s an interesting read so far. Here I will post the first lines from chapter four of this book.

    “The streets were filled beyond the usual that day, or perhaps it only appeared so to Marcus. The market district was expansive enough to accommodate thousands. Over it looked the tall stone buildings surrounding the huge open Forum that was the city’s center for centuries. All of the grand structures were washed white by the noon’s radiance and loomed large over the transactions of Rome’s citizens.”

  17. Well, that line describes quite a bit of 2017…
    I’m sharing the first line of the second novella from an e-galley of The Mail-Order Brides Collection from Barbour Books (due out 2/1/18) on my blog, so here is the first line of the third novella, Train Ride to Heartbreak by Donna Schlachter:

    “Groverton, Pennsylvania September 1895
    Mary Johannson plunged reddened hands into the dishwater and scrubbed at a crusty spot on the chipped china plate.”

  18. I can relate! It’s like when you have small children – noisy children are doing something. Quiet children are usually up to no good.

    I’m about to start reading The Boy in the Hoodie, a young adult novel by debut Australian author Catriona McKewon. Here’s the first line:

    Before I met him, there wasn’t much I knew about the boy in the hoodie.He seemed to live above the rules.

  19. MomIsReading

    That is a great first line! And true too often.

    “Do we have to take her, Mama? She’s a girl!” — The Cowboy’s Summer Love by Shanna Hatfield

  20. Sounds about right! 🙂 I’d post the first line of my current read, but it seems one of my kids made off with it again. I keep trying to point out to my two year old that it has no pictures so shouldn’t be as interesting as all the other books in the area. 😉

  21. Pam K.

    “With the hiss of smoothing irons and the starchy scent of soap trailing her, Ella toted a bundle of hospital linens up the steps.” The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof. I’m happily re-reading it for book club next week.

  22. Here’s the first line of my current read: Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood.

    Ingleford, Surrey: June 1907
    The day her pupil’s father threw Lilia Brooke’s copy of Homer’s Odyssey across the schoolroom was the day she knew she’d have to leave Ingleford.

    Rachel McMillan gushed over this book, and with good reason. I’m loving it so far!

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