Welcome to the new home of First Line Friday! The other dear blogger friends who joined me on Hoarding Books have each had to step away from regular blogging for an indefinite season. But I still have first lines to share, so I offered to bring it back to RimSP where this incarnation of First Line Friday started. I will be posting the link-up here from now on, and I invite all of you to participate! Without further ado… 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 The Bull Rider’s Fresh Start by Heidi McCahan, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).
and the first lines are…
He’d clung to the back of enraged bulls for thousands of wild rides. In his tireless pursuit of world champion status, he’d endured a punctured lung, broken bones and more torn ligaments than he cared to recall. But never once had a crying baby threatened to bring him to his knees.
This cowboy can charm almost anyone…
except the mother of his surprise baby girl.
Former bull rider Landon Chambers has made mistakes. Big ones. But discovering that he’s the father of a sweet little girl might be the best thing ever. Now Landon just has to convince her mother, navy diver Kelsey Sinclair, that his wild, troubled cowboy days are over. But Kelsey’s not quite sure she can trust Landon with her little girl…or her cautious heart.
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Thank you so much for taking this over! So sorry to hear Erin has to take a break, but I know I am thankful it will continue 🙂
Thanks for keeping FLF going so we can see what others are reading, Carrie. I am reading a new to me author, Traci Hunter Abramson, and she has a book coming out later this month, Redemption. This is the first lines.
Perspiration beaded on Eric’s forehead. The plan had been so simple.
I’m reading Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase a dual time line WW2 story with family secrets.
ooo that sounds interesting!
I stopped reading because the character’s behavior was wrong…and I lost all interest in how the book ended.
Aww I’m sorry – that’s always disappointing
Hi, Thank you for keeping this going. I am reading “No More Words” by Kerry Lonsdale.
that one sounds good! I’ve had my eye on it 🙂
They used to hang men at Four Turnings in the old days. My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
oo i haven’t read that one yet
Another ten paces and she’d have to shoot.A Warrior’s Heart by Misty M. Beller
yay! I love Misty’s books!
Thanks for continuing to host this link-up – I’m fairly new to it and was just getting the hang of it.
you’re welcome, Kym! Glad to have you on board 🙂
Thanks for hosting FLF, I love seeing what others are reading. And The Bull Rider’s Fresh Start was such a sweet story! I really liked Landon.
My first line comes from Crossed Lines by Jennifer Delamere.
looking forward to reading that one soon – I enjoy Jennifer’s books!
Thank you for keeping this going, I enjoy the FLF posts! My first line comes from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright: “Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.”
such a great book!!!! (and you’re welcome!)
This was a good book!
Thanks for keeping First Line Friday going!
My first line is from Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham!
November 25, 1913. Willow, Virginia
Every fairytale needed an appropriate castle.
you’re welcome, Paula 🙂
How could a man buy a new suit with a dozen eggs? Carved in Stone, by Elizabeth Camden!
i love her books!
“Somewhere else, in a room shadowed by age and death, a man readies himself to look into the future for what may be the last time.“
City of Bones by Martha Wells.
Our champion bull-rider cowboy sounds like a good guy!
Forever Home by Amy Grochowski
A sensible Amish woman aspired to marry, as Lydia Miller was reminded daily. She also knew any wise Amish woman ought to bypass schemes destined to failure. Yet here she stood, determined to avoid the first and ready to plunge headlong into the second.
i really want to read that one!
Fearful, timid, reserved. A Life Once Dreamed by Rachel Fordham
I am sharing the first line from the book by Jo Saxton The Dream of You. Hey friend, You are fully known and deeply loved by the living God.