First Line Friday (week 360): Under the Blue Skies

Posted September 21, 2023 by meezcarrie in Amish, Christian, contemporary, Elly Gilbert, First Line Fridays, romance, Tricia Goyer / 13 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 Under the Blue Skies by Elly Gilbert, with Tricia  Goyer! I’ve heard such GREAT things about this book, and I’m delighted that Elly is one of the participating authors at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous reader event in November. Less than a month left to register – are you coming??!! I can’t wait to see you!

Under the Blue Skies by Elly Gilbert & Tricia Goyer

and the first line is…

A steady torrent of rain wet Lovina Graber’s eyelashes and fell like tears as she hobbled to the waiting SUV caked with mud and grime.

Finding Home. Finding Faith.

A matchmaker for an instant father. Secrets. And friends who just might find a happy ending if his past doesn’t destroy everything.

He just wants a fresh start…

Thomas Smucker moved to West Kootenai to escape his past. But when tragedy happens, he suddenly inherits a five year old niece…now what?

She’s always wanted a family…

Scarred by a childhood accident, Lovina Graber believes she’ll be single forever, despite her deep longing for a husband and family. And then she meets Thomas, an instant father, who needs a wife.

Lovina to the rescue…she’ll find him the perfect Amish woman. Even if she has to ignore the spark between them…

But her secrets could cost him everything

Thomas wants a wife…but he can’t ignore his feelings for Lovina. But when her secret comes out, he’ll have to choose between his niece and the woman he suddenly can’t live without.

Instant father. Matchmaker. A found family…and unexpected love. But will her secrets–and his past– destroy everything?

A heartwarming book three in the Big Sky Amish Collection.

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13 responses to “First Line Friday (week 360): Under the Blue Skies

  1. Debra Pruss

    I am reading an ARC, Murder in a Cup by Lauren Elliott. The first line is “We all have our small daily rituals.”

  2. Kay Garrett

    FBI agent Tiandra Daugherty mashed her black combat boot on the gas pedal, fearing she’d stomp a hole through the old pickup’s rotting floorboard.
    SEEKING JUSTICE by Sharee Stover

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