First Line Friday (week 289): Turn to Me

Posted May 12, 2022 by meezcarrie in Becky Wade, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 9 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 Turn to Me by Becky Wade, another of my most anticipated books of 2022!

and the first lines of chapter 1 are…

This wasn’t the first time that Luke Dempsey had been burned by his belief in the concept of honor among thieves.

This was only the most recent time.


His promise will cost him far more than he imagined.

Guilt has defined Luke Dempsey’s life, but it was self-destructiveness that landed him in prison. When his friend and fellow inmate lay dying shortly before Luke’s release, the older man revealed he left a string of clues for his daughter, Finley, that will lead her to the treasure he’s hidden. Worried that she won’t be the only one pursuing the treasure, he gains Luke’s promise to protect her until the end of her search.

Spunky and idealistic, Finley Sutherland is the owner of an animal rescue center and a defender of lost causes. She accepts Luke’s help on the treasure hunt while secretly planning to help him in return–by coaxing him to embrace the forgiveness he’s long denied himself.

As they draw closer to the final clue, their reasons for resisting each other begin to crumble, and Luke realizes his promise will push him to the limit in more ways than one. He’ll do his best to shield Finley from unseen threats, but who’s going to shield him from losing his heart?

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (week 289): Turn to Me

  1. Lisa Sabatini

    Margot Salton wondered if there was a way to capture this moment and hold it forever.

    From Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs (Advance Reader’s Edition)

  2. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Being back in Owl Creek, Alaska, felt more painful to Ace Reynolds than a tooth extraction. Their Alaskan Past by BELLE CALHOUNE

  3. Haley Resseguie

    I loved Luke and Finley’s story in Turn to Me!
    My first line is “Savannah Marshall’s heart pulled taut like a rope in a tug-of-war.” To Tame a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund

  4. Gloria A

    This is on my list of books to read. I just finished Her Mountain Refuge by Laurel Blount (so good). The first line is:
    Uh-oh. Charlotte Tremaine froze midway through buttoning the forty-two tiny buttons scattered up the back of her client’s one-of-a-kind wedding gown.

    • Happy Friday!
      I’m currently reading Potiphar’s Wife by Mesu Andrews.
      “Potiphar escaped his chamber with the relief of a prisoner on the run.”
      I hope you have an excellent weekend filled with fun reading time. 😀❤📚

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line this week is from When The Meadow Blooms by Ann Gabhart:
    February 27, 1925
    “You will never be completely well. Tuberculosis leaves it’s mark on your lungs.”

  6. I’m looking forward to reading this one! I just started At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings and the first line is: “Behind the massive marble building where even in May the crisp sea air never chased away the odors ground unto the cobblestone, the newsboys and shoe-shinners gathered, waiting in her.”

    On my blog is the first line is from To Tame a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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