First Line Friday (week 155): The Unexpected Champion

Posted August 9, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Mary Connealy, romance / 20 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. Today on First Line Friday I’m featuring The Unexpected Champion by Mary Connealy, one of our CFRR2019 (and 2016) authors!

And the first line is…

June 1868

Dismal, Nevada – never had a town been named so right.

City dweller John McCall never expected to be out in the High Sierras of 1868 on a wild-goose chase to find the Chiltons’ supposedly lost grandson. But now that he’s out here, things have gotten even more complicated, mostly due to wildcat Penny Scott. She’s not like any woman he’s ever met–comfortable in the woods, with a horse, and with a gun.

When Penny and John are taken against their will by a shadowy figure looking for evidence they don’t have, both realize they’ve stumbled into something dangerous and complicated. With their friends and family desperately searching for them, Penny and John must make a daring escape.

When they emerge back into the real world, they are confronted with a kidnapper who just won’t stop. They must bring a powerful, ruthless man to justice, even as this city man and country woman fight a very inconvenient attraction to each other.


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20 responses to “First Line Friday (week 155): The Unexpected Champion

  1. Kay Garrett

    “It’s quite blustery today,” I murmured as a fine sheen of ice-crusted snow crunched under my feet while a steady wind buffeted us.
    LEFT FUR DEAD by J.M. Griffin

  2. Gloria A

    “Shelby Adair cruised down I-90, trying to drum up some enthusiasm for the evening ahead. No matter how she pitched it, she couldn’t find many bright spots in the prospect of spending two or three hours with her self-absorbed sister.” Dangerous Relations by Carol J. Post

  3. Is Dismal a real place? I wonder how it got the name …

    I’m sharing the first line from Catherine West’s latest book over on my blog, As the Light Fades. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by the cover, but this has a great cover and I’m itching to get into it.

    Happy reading 🙂

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first lines are from Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl

    He waits, hidden in the shadows of the tall, stately trees that lined the street. He is the only one who knows that hell has just opened its doors.

  5. Debbie Clatterbuck

    You know what the first line is in the book I’m reading, The Unexpected Champion by Mary Connealy. I love her books. I have been reading her books for several years. She is a fabulous author.

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Choose Me” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Today of all days, Julia Delpont needed to forget about the world.”

  7. Narelle

    I love that opening line! 🙂

    I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Starting Anew by Melanie D. Snitker.

    Lynn Crosby sat up in bed, unsure of what actually woke her up.

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