First Line Friday (week 282): Hearts and Goals

Posted March 24, 2022 by meezcarrie in Carolyn Miller, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 10 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Hearts and Goals by Carolyn Miller. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and can’t wait to catch up on the others!

and the first line is…

Oh, what were men to rocks and mountains – or at least to beautiful gardens?


He’s a goalie with a big heart, while she’s afraid to trust again. Can he learn the language of love to win her heart?

After a series of tragedies, Maggie Joly’s dreams have been confined to her work at Montreal’s botanic gardens and caring for her little boy. Besides, wishing for more would simply be selfish, especially when she’s already loved well. But when a surprising workplace encounter sees her in the arms of a handsome sweet-talking stranger, she’s soon forced to reassess whether romance might still be in her future after all.

Working in this fairytale-like city is a dream come true for Beau Nash, Montreal’s new goalie. And while he’s excited to explore all his new city offers, he hadn’t counted on meeting a striking brunette with heart-melting eyes, or so quickly bonding with her and her son, even though Maggie’s faith is a little tenuous, and shadows from the past mean she might never really be ready to love again.

An incident at the Gardens forces Beau to choose between his dream job and the woman of his dreams, while an accident on the ice invites Maggie’s deepest fears. Perhaps a Pumpkin Ball might help convince them to believe in happily-ever-afters once again.

Hearts and Goals is the fourth book in the Original Six, a sweet and swoony, slightly sporty, Christian contemporary romance series.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 282): Hearts and Goals

  1. Debra Pruss

    “So I told Aaron Franklin that there was no way he’d seen an island loggerhead shrike because they just don’t like to be seenm and you know what he said?” This is from an ARC copy of Gabby Allan’s Something Fishy This Way Comes.

  2. Lisa Sabatini

    Nora Pennington dropped multicolored marshmallows into a mug of hot chocolate and then smothered them with whipped cream.

    from The Vanishing Type by Ellery Adams

  3. Janet Estridge

    Dana Jacobs tried to scream,
    but no sound came out.
    “Hidden” by Vannetta Chapman.
    Trust me on this one.
    This book grabbed me from the get-go.
    I’m on page 269 and I will be sad when it’s over.
    Vannetta’s next book in the series, is
    “Protected” and I can’t wait!!

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m just beginning A Proper Scandal by Esther Hatch.
    “I am to go by myself?” Grace dropped the rag she had been using to wash the parlor window.
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

  5. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Tracking Concealed Evidence by Sharee Stover: An eerie howl clawed at the edges of Shaylee Adler’s consciousness, dragging her from the depths of darkness. She struggled to open her eyes, uncertain why they felt so heavy.

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill:
    December 31, 1883
    “I don’t understand why we can’t marry sooner. Cincinnati doesn’t require your grandfather’s consent.”

  7. Hey there! I just found your blog and also found out that you are doing this weekly meme with your link party. This is great. I started doing a few of these as well, but the person who started it seems to have quit book blogging. I’m glad I found this, so now I’ll link my FLF posts to your blog as well, but if you don’t mind, I’m going to keep using the format that (the now defunct) Wandering Words used.

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