First Line Friday (week 357): Of Hearts and Home

Posted August 31, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, romance / 13 Comments

Happy Friday (and happy September!) & 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 Of Hearts and Home by Ann Elizabeth Fryer! I’m excited that Ann is one of the participating authors at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous reader event in November (more details below)!

Of Hearts and Home by Ann Elizabeth Fryer

and the first line is…

Gentle winds spilled around Leah that morning, and the sun showed no sign of dimming behind the clouds.

When Hugo Davidson is offered the chance to help a school in the cozy community of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, he has no idea that his arrival may upset the one-room teacher’s living and risk his carefully mended heart.

Leah Waters, jilted by her fiance six years prior, has carved out a respectable existence. But when a British educator moves to town, she instantly closes her heart to possibilities and her mother’s match-making shenanigans. But at what cost? Can she reconcile her growing feelings and love again? Or will the school board’s plans derail everything?

Perfect for fans of Jane Austen and Anne of Green Gables.

affiliate links used

join me & ann elizabeth fryer (and 25 other authors) for this reader event!
November 17, 2023 in St. louis

You can find all event information (including the list of authors so far) HERE

Author registration is still open HERE for $88 (though spots are almost gone!)
Reader registration is now open HERE for $110

Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then click on the images below to visit more FLF participants!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too & add your link to the linky widget!

Catch up on other First Line Friday posts & find some new books for your TBR!

Tags: , , , ,

13 responses to “First Line Friday (week 357): Of Hearts and Home

  1. I was staring into space when it happened, so I didn’t really see. I could feel the wind as the tube train bulleted towards the platform and hear the grinding and squealing as the driver applied the brakes. – Sixty-One Nails by Mike Shevdon

    Happy weekend!

  2. Kay Garrett

    ‘Twas the Night Before December 4th
    “You think I’m an Elsa too?” Diana Merriman drew back as she faced her fiancé.

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently finishing One Kiss Alone by Nichole Van. I just discovered her works…man, is she an amazing storyteller!!!
    “Ethan guided his horse up the lane to Thistle Muir, so very soul-heavy and weary he sagged in the saddle.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend! 😀❤️📚

Leave a Reply