Friday, November 1, 2019

First Line Friday - Featuring Serving Up Love: A Harvey House Brides Collection





Image result for Happy NovemberHappy Friday!!! Welcome to another edition  of First Line Friday sponsored by Hoarding Books.                                                         
It's November, Y'all! Can you believe it's November?! I can't!!! Seems like my grand kids just started back to school.

I just received this book yesterday in the mail so it's the closest to me. 








A Flood of Love by Tracie Peterson

First Line: 

August 1929

Gretchen Gottsacker stepped from the train and looked around at the tiny town of San Marcial, New Mexico ---- pronounced Mar-see-al by those of Spanish descent and Mar-shall by the white settlers. 


More Than a Pretty Face by Karen Witemeyer

Gainesville, Texas 1902

"I'm not going to marry her, Mother." Caleb Durrington bit the inside of his cheek to keep the rest of the words piling up on his tongue from escaping. 

Intrigue a la Mode by Regina Jennings

Emporia, Kansas 1898

The breakfast rush had ended, and Willow Kentworth had already reset her station. There was nothing to do now except patrol her table and guard against horseflies dying on the starched tablecloth or lilies wilting in the crystal vase. 


Grand Encounters by Jen Turano

El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon, Arizona 1908

"I know you mentioned you've sworn off gentlemen forever, but Mr. Tall, Dark, and ---- need I say Delicious is here again, and, unsurprisingly, he's sitting in your section."



Aren't these great first lines? I am really partial to Jen Turano's but I love them all!

About the book: 

Bestselling novelist Tracie Peterson joins Karen Witemeyer, Regina Jennings, and Jen Turano in this collection of four novellas, each featuring a Harvey Girl heroine. From Kansas to Texas, the Grand Canyon to New Mexico, the stories cross the country with tales of sweet romance and entertaining history.

In Karen Witemeyer's "More Than a Pretty Face," a young woman works her hardest to escape poor choices from her youth. Tracie Peterson offers "A Flood of Love," where reuniting with an old flame after more than a decade offers unexpected results. Regina Jennings's "Intrigue a la Mode" delights with a tale of a young woman determined to help support her family, despite warnings of danger nearby. And Jen Turano's "Grand Encounters" heads to the Grand Canyon with a tale of a society belle intent on finding a new life for herself.


Now, it's your turn . . . 

What are you reading? Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments. Then for some more first line fun go to Hoarding Books to see their first line and other reader's first lines.



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1 comment:

Anne Rightler said...

The nearest book is my Bible and we all know that first line...so I'll stretch a little further for In The Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport.
Jillian Parisi=Duffy was of firm enough character to defend her choice regardless of the criticism, and she had faced plenty.

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