First Line Friday (week 246): A Man With A Past

Posted July 9, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Mary Connealy, romance / 24 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 A Man With a Past by the fabulous Mary Connealy, the 2nd book in her Brothers in Arms historical/western romance series!

and the first lines are…

August 1870
Independence, Missouri

“When a man grows up in wild country, huntin’ food, eyes wide open for trouble, he knows when he’s being watched.

And that stranger back’a him weren’t out lookin’ for a place to have a Sunday picnic.”


Falcon Hunt awakens without a past, or at least not one he can recall. He’s got brothers he can’t remember, and he’s interested in the prettiest woman in the area, Cheyenne. Only trouble is, a few flashes of memory make Falcon wonder if he’s already married. He can’t imagine abandoning a wife. But his pa did just that–twice. When Falcon claims his inheritance in the West, Cheyenne is cut out of the ranch she was raised on, leaving her bitter and angry. And then Falcon kisses her, adding confusion and attraction to the mix.

Soon it’s clear someone is gunning for the Hunt brothers. When one of his brothers is shot, Falcon and Cheyenne set out to find who attacked him. They encounter rustled cattle, traitorous cowhands, a missing woman, and outlaws that take all their savvy to overcome. As love grows between these two independent people, Falcon must piece together his past if they’re to have any chance at a future.

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24 responses to “First Line Friday (week 246): A Man With A Past

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    You stole mine Carrie….. BOK TWINS! ! I just finished this this morning! Really great ramp up from the first one! I live Cheyenne’s pushy demeanor!
    Now to see what the mailman brings today!

  2. Gloria A

    Beginning of April
    New Mexico
    Today, the watching ended and the killing started.
    Hostile Intent by Lynette Eason

  3. I’m reading Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. It’s absolutely amazing. Here’s a line from the chapter I’m currently on: “in the eighth grade I went on my first-ever real camping trip to the mountains with a group from my school.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

  4. I am reading Love’s Dwelling by Kelly Irvin. The first line is: “A crimson cardinal perched on top of the empty bird feeder outside the kitchen window.”

  5. Caryl Kane

    February 3, 1791

    She would come at daybreak-the woman whose letter I held in my hand, the woman whose name I did not yet know. The Lost Apothecary Sarah Penner

  6. Trixi

    The book I’m about ready to start reading is “No Place Like Home” by Debra Clopton. It’s an older Love Inspired from 2006 🙂 Here’s the first line:

    ” Glancing at the lone figure standing in the reflection of her side mirror, Dottie Hart stomped hard on the brake and wrangled her prehistoric motor home to a grinding halt.”

  7. Perrianne Askew

    “For want of a properly working pocket watch, Jackson Forge failed to save the world today— or at least the City of London.” The Thief of Blackfriar’s Lane by Michelle Griep.

  8. Sylvia Miller

    The hollow crack of a gun discharge pulled Sergeant Catriona Baker off her screened-in porch, across the yard and onto the short dock.

    Forgotten Secrets by Karen Kirst

  9. Julia A Staffne

    I so love Mary’s books. I can’t wait till I get another because I read it in 2 days

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