First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Heart of a Cowboy

Posted October 21, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Jody Hedlund, romance / 11 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Heart of a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

She was going to drown.


When he agreed to guard her, he never bargained on having to guard his heart.

Brilliant scientist Linnea Newberry is on the adventure of a lifetime, traveling the Santa Fe Trail with her grandfather, Dr. Howell, on a botanical expedition to Colorado Territory. She longs to be valued for her contributions and not seen as a helpless liability. But at every calamity she faces, her grandfather threatens to send her home.

After watching his ma suffer and die in childbirth, Flynn McQuaid has sworn off women and marriage forever. Headed west to start a new life, he has his hands full not only taking care of his younger siblings but also delivering cattle to his older brother. He doesn’t need more complications.

When Flynn rescues Linnea from drowning during a river crossing, Dr. Howell promptly
hires Flynn–unbeknownst to Linnea–to act as her bodyguard for the rest of the trip. As
Flynn fights against the many dangers of the trail, he soon finds himself in the greatest danger of all–falling for a woman he’s determined not to love.

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Heart of a Cowboy

  1. Lori Smanski

    this sounds like such a wonderful book. Oh but that first line brings a lot of emotion with it.
    “Congratulations” Your now the proud owner of a haunted house”
    Haunted House Homicide by Heather Marie Reaves
    A wonderful book. Not scary at all. Right up my alley

  2. Kay Garrett

    Daniel Glick moved into his new place on the first Tuesday in October. The next day, the local bishop – an old fellow named Saul Lapp who looked to be in his eighties – gave him a ride to Tim Beiler’s place. Tim was apparently the go-to place in Shipshewana, Indiana, if one was looking to purchase a buggy horse.
    THE AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRET by Vannetta Chapman

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently in the middle of Celebration at Christmas Cove by Carrie Jansen so I will share a line from there. “When Celeste approached main street and noticed the long line of vehicles, including two shuttle buses, parallel parked all the way down the road, she thought, I must be the only person on the island not at the center yet.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy reading!

  4. Gloria A

    Andrew Scott watched with a grin as his good friend and fellow firefighter, Cole Aaron, raced down the school hallway toward him, both hands clutching at his oversized red velvet shirt.
    Wrapped Up In Hope by Janice Lynn

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    We are book twins today. My book is also The Heart of a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund. I’ll go one sentence farther.
    She was going to drown. The Neosho River wrapped its cold fingers around Linnea Newberry and pulled her down.

  6. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Bobby Barrett stepped off the kindergartner school bus and his foot sank into a pile of fresh snow.
    The Wish Book Christmas by Lynn Austin

  7. I enjoyed The Heart of a Cowboy! This weekend I’m reading Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard. The first line is: “Puget Sound – For a few hours every Saturday morning, Erin Larson could forget evil existed.”

  8. Kendra Muonio

    I’m reading a safe place for Christmas by Lisa Carter the first line is “You don’t owe me anything Shayla”

    The heart of a cowboy sounds like a great book

  9. Debra J Pruss

    Elizabeth Goodard’s new release, Deadly Target-“For a few hours every Saturday morning, Erin Larson could forget that evil existed.

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