First Line Friday (week 230): All I’ve Waited For

Posted March 19, 2021 by meezcarrie in contemporary, First Line Fridays, Lindsay Harrel, romance / 9 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 the first line of All I’ve Waited For by Lindsay Harrel!

and the first lines are…

“Life these days was a never-ending sprint. Good thing Ashley Baker liked to run.”


It’s Ashley Baker’s worst nightmare.

The man she’s loved for years is getting married—and she’s their wedding planner. She’d tell them to find someone else, but that would mean losing out on her dream of owning an event planning business. It would also mean saying no. And Ashley Baker never says no.

Derek Campbell returns from fourteen months in France with a heavy weight on his shoulders. With his dad sick and his younger sisters depending on him, he’ll do anything to save their family vineyard from ruin—even marry a woman he respects but doesn’t love.

He just didn’t anticipate one thing: that he’d still be in love with someone else. But love is fickle, and all that matters is saving his family’s legacy. And marrying Claire—not Ashley—is the surest way to do that.

If only his heart agreed with his head.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (week 230): All I’ve Waited For

  1. Gloria A

    This sounds like a good one. I may have to check it out. My first line is from The Indebted Earl by Erica Vetsch.
    Military Hospital
    Oporto, Portugal
    June 15, 1814
    If it go any hotter, the Royal Navy would have to ship him home in a flask.

  2. kim h

    “Im happy to tell you that your mother’s cousin Waneta is coming for a visit.” from Someone to trust by Patricia Davids

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line comes from My Dear Miss Dupré by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, New Year’s Eve 1882
    Willow Dupré twirled on the ice, spreading her arms and guiding her body around the other skaters on the frozen lake of Central Park.

  4. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Can’t Buy Me Love” by Susan May Warren & Andrea Christenson:

    “These shoes were going to be the death of her.”

  5. Kay Garrett

    Susannah Beiler was carrying a to-go bag holding half of a cinnamon roll in one hand and her coffee in the other when she stepped out of Cabin Coffee and started across the street.
    AN UNLIKELLY AMISH MATCH by Vannetta Chapman

  6. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Hidden Amish Secrets by Debby Giusti. Thunder rumbling overhead was as troubling as the guilt that still weighed heavily on Julianne Graber’s heart even after five years. Losing her father and brother in one horrific night had been hard to accept.

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