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 a first line from Fields of Bounty by Lauraine Snelling, on tour this week with JustRead Tours. Since I shared the first chapter of this book on my blog last week, today I’m sharing the first line of chapter two! Plus there’s a giveaway!
and the first line of chapter two is…
This had been a terrible idea.
Title: Fields of Bounty
Series: Leah’s Garden #3
Author: Lauraine Snelling
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Release Date: March 21, 2023
Genre: Christian Historical Fiction
They must set aside their own plans and rely on their faith to bring their true destiny to light.
Lilac Nielsen’s dream has come true: handsome young Reverend Ethan Pritchard has finally noticed her. Yet she must balance this new courtship with the pursuit of another dream–the publication of her artwork in a New York paper. She has secretly been submitting a series of drawings under a pen name, and if anyone traces the drawings back to her and finds out where Lilac and her sisters settled, the entire Nielsen family could be in danger.
As their family farm expands and Lilac’s relationship with the reverend grows, it’s a time of new beginnings. But when a family crisis back in Ohio shakes the Nielsen sisters, can they continue to build the new life they’ve begun in Nebraska? And will Lilac be prepared for what God has in store for her future?
“A tender story. I know my readers will enjoy these stories and look forward to the books yet to come.”–TRACIE PETERSON, bestselling author of the Pictures of the Heart series
Connect with Lauraine by visiting laurainesnelling.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(1) winner will receive a paperback set of the first three books in Lauraine Snelling’s Leah’s Garden series: The Seeds of Change, A Time to Bloom, and Fields of Bounty!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight March 29, 2023 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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“How much longer?”
Blind Trust by Natalie Walters
ahhhhh i can’t wait to read that one!
“This was the last time.” – Counterfeit Hope, by Crystal Caudill 💛
such a great book!!
It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
That’s a great first line!
Korey Bontrager’s heartbeat accelerated as he stood on the rock driveway under the rapidly darkening sky and stared up at the familiar two-story home with the small front porch.
BREAKING NEW GROUND by Amy Clipston
makes me want to read more!
I have not yet read any of the Leah’s Garden series, but I have read others of Lauraine Snelling’s books and LOVED them! So, I’m eager to read Fields of Bounty!
Reading “Fields of Bounty” would be a fabulous way for me to get to know this new to me author. Wonderful sounding book and one I just know I’d love reading.
What a great prize.
Captivating and memorable.
That’s a fun first line, I want to know what the terrible Idea was.
I’m currently reading and LOVING My Phony Valentine by Courtney Walsh.
“If we’re going to look like a couple and convince people we’re really together, we’re probably going to have to kiss.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
i can’t wait to read that one – i love her books!
That cover is gorgeous. I am not sure I have ever read a book by her…if I have it was many years ago. Have a great weekend!
hope you had a good one!
I love this cover!
it’s very sweet, isn’t it? 🙂
Love the cover!
First line of book I’m reading (Where the Waves Turn Back) is:
In the summer in the north part of San Diego, things move quickly.
an intriguing first line!