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 Window of Peace by Regina Rudd Merrick. I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and I’m looking forward to reading this one soon too!
and the first line is…
The occasional flash from too-close mortar rounds provided the only light in the dark jungle.
Michael Connor “MC” Dunne led charmed life. He had a plan—finish veterinary school, get married, and take over the local animal clinic. Enter the Vietnam War.
MC returns home, injured, to Park Haven, Tennessee, and soon learns there’s a new vet in town, hired when the local veterinarian suffered a heart attack. So much for his plan.
Violent flashbacks and nightmares pull MC away from his faith and turn him into a hermit. His safe place is the family farm, working on the old cabin and restoring the chapel his great-uncle built in the early 1900s, with the family’s heirloom stained-glass window.
Nancy Jean Baker struggles to prove herself as a competent veterinarian to the small-town skeptics of Park Haven. Fighting her own demons from a traumatic past, she’s driven to succeed.
But when war veteran MC Dunne returns home, wounded and wary, Nancy discovers she’s standing between him and his dream.
Can they help each other overcome their hurts and horrors? Or is their hope of happiness doomed when the past threatens to ruin their future?
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