First Line Friday (week 353): Cherishing the Cowgirl

Posted August 3, 2023 by meezcarrie in clean, First Line Fridays, historical, Jody Hedlund, romance / 6 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 Cherishing the Cowgirl by Jody Hedlund! I am woefully behind in my Jody Hedlund reading but I hope to catch up on this series and its predecessor soon.

Cherishing the Cowgirl by Jody Hedlund

and the first line is…

In his twenty-six years of life, Hudson Boylston Vanderwater III had never believed he’d die by a moose attack.

Charity Courtney is at her wit’s end trying to save her boardinghouse from a bank foreclosure. Short of money but not short of marriage proposals, she dreads putting aside her fairy tale dreams of love and having to settle for a marriage of convenience. But with the need to provide for her two younger sisters, she doesn’t have any other options.

While visiting Fairplay, wealthy railroad magnet Hudson Vanderwater hears of Charity’s plight. Although he comes across as cold and calloused, he is drawn to helping women in need because of a tragedy that destroyed his sister. He concocts a plan that will save Charity—he’ll employ her and rent her boardinghouse for the month and in doing so alleviate her debt.

With a grumpy and demanding new boarder who is now her boss, Charity determines to hold the handsome Hudson at arm’s length. But she’s the sunshine for his stormy soul, and he can’t resist being drawn to her. As danger closes in and threatens to destroy Charity, he’ll stop at nothing to save her.

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6 responses to “First Line Friday (week 353): Cherishing the Cowgirl

  1. Gloria A

    Meteorologists could not be trusted. At least as far as Levi Ross was concerned.
    Summer in the Spotlight by Liz Johnson

  2. Kay Garrett

    Nick Rossi glanced up at the pewter sky and snatched his Stetson before it blew off his head into the gust of wind that rolled off Lake Chelan.
    COLD CASE REVENGE by Jessica R. Patch

  3. Lelia “Lucy” Reynolds

    If I have to make one more pair of chaps…Nell Armstrong heard her own voice.
    The Laws of Attraction by Mary Connealy

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Moving Forward by Shelley Shepard Gray. So far, it’s a sweet read.
    “Two days later, Kristen was home at last.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

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