First Line Friday (week 339): Window of Peace

Posted April 27, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Regina R Merrick, romance / 28 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 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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28 responses to “First Line Friday (week 339): Window of Peace

  1. Gloria A

    75 Degrees Above Zero
    August 12-7:00 p.m.
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    The warmth of the summer wouldn’t last.

  2. Phyllis R

    Atlanta, Georgia May 2, 1912
    Her entire life was a sham.

    The Swindler’s Daughter
    By Stephenia McGee

  3. Kay Garrett

    Hollywood, California
    “Camera’s rolling, Chloe,” Paul, the director, shouted, then shot a glance at the crew. “Settle down, people.”
    DRESSED TO DRILL by Kate Carlisle

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Novel Proposal by Denise Hunter.
    “Every ounce of Sadie’s travel fatigue fled at one sight of her summer digs.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤️📚

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line this week is from When Tomorrow Comes by Hannah Linder
    London’s East End March 1801

    Impulse made Heath Duncan’s hands slick, made his young muscles tighten with th3 urge to sprint away.

  6. How did I miss being featured?? Thank you, Carrie! It’s currently Sunday, lol, but here’s the first line of what I’m reading:

    Campfires were meant to be places of shadows.

    The Souls of Lost Lake, Jaime Jo Write

  7. This sounds like a good story! I’m just starting The Swindler’s Daughter by Stephenia H. McGee. The first line is: “Atlanta, Georgia, May 2, 1912 ~ Her entire life was a sham.” Have a great week!

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