First Line Friday (week 163): Fall Flip & The Witness Tree

Posted October 4, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Denise Weimer, First Line Fridays, historical, romance / 26 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, 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, I’m featuring two for the price of one today, Fall Flip and The Witness Tree, both by Denise Weimer!

And the first line is…

The moment Scott Matthews strolled into the overgrown back yard of the Wentworth bungalow, life changed.

The tragic death of Shelby Dodson’s husband—her partner in a successful Home Network house flipping business—stole love, status, and career. Now a bungalow redesign thrusts Shelby into the company of a new contractor. Scott Matthews remembers high-and-mighty Shelby from high school, and her prissy, contemporary style goes against his down-to-earth grain. When the house reveals a mystery, will its dark secrets—and their own mistakes—cost a second chance at love?

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And the first line is…

Salem, North Carolina
Late August, 1805

“You have received a marriage proposal.”

To gain his wife, he must break her heart.

Past betrayal has turned John Kliest’s passion to his work as a builder and surveyor in the Moravian town of Salem, North Carolina. Now, to satisfy the elders’ edict and fulfill his mission in Cherokee Territory, he needs a bride. But the one woman qualified to record the Cherokee language longs for a future with his younger brother.

Clarissa Vogler’s dream of a life with Daniel Kliest is shattered when she is chosen by lot to marry his older brother and venture into the uncharted frontier. Can she learn to love this stoic man who is now her husband? Her survival hinges on being able to trust him—but they both harbor secrets.

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Interested in knowing more? Check out the excerpts for Fall Flip and The Witness Tree that I shared earlier this week!


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26 responses to “First Line Friday (week 163): Fall Flip & The Witness Tree

  1. Andrea Stephens

    I think I need to add Fall Flip to my TBR as I have KU again. The Witness Tree is already waiting for me.
    The first line I’m sharing today is:
    It was not the best hiding spot I had ever found, but it was, thankfully, proving quite effective.
    Secrets and Suitors by Joanna Barker

  2. Kay Garrett

    Devin Cole let his truck roll to a stop at the end of the lane, just short of the driveway to the family ranch. He slid his Narcotics Anonymous newcomers coin between his fingers and back again.
    THE COWBOY’S TWIN SURPRISE by Stephanie Dees

  3. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Cold Pursuit” by Gayla K. Hiss:

    “Faith Chandler stared at the man walking in the distance.”

  4. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m sharing the anthology Romancing the Rancher’s Daughter. Here I will share the first line in Chapter 21 in the second story, A Measure of Mercy by Debra E. Marvin. When dampness kept Witt’s shirt stuck to his back, and a much more feminine glisten shone on Addy’s brow, he motioned her away from the dance floor in favor of refreshments and a much-needed break. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Telegraph Proposal by Becca Whitham and Gina Welborn but I’m currently reading Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (7) here: “Jo turned back to Dave to see him shake his head.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  6. You continue to be a danger to the size of my TBR pile, Carrie. I’m particularly intrigued by The Witness Tree. Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

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