Friday, November 4, 2016

First Line Friday - A Cowboy Christmas Homecoming - Julie Lessman

About the book:

They’ve weathered a lot worse than winter. For widow June Harper, another cold front is about to hit. Most call him Hugh. She’d call him Scrooge, except as the man ensures her needs are met, June can’t help but wonder how to meet the needs of his heart.

Netty Lewis can take care of herself, has for a while now. Some hired help over the holidays doesn’t change that. And even if Roy does take care of her, that doesn’t mean he cares for her or that he’ll stay past Christmas.

Pastor Colton McCabe is having the opposite problem. He’s not sure he’ll make it through the holidays with his new housekeeper. Grace can’t seem to do anything right but love. Perhaps being a homekeeper will earn her a permanent residence in his heart.

And no one longs for a home more than Connie Lancaster. She’s determined to return to St. Louis, and no cowboy can change her mind. But if Isaac can change her heart, maybe Connie will see the homecoming she’s been waiting for isn’t to a place but a person.

Julie's novella in this collection is:
Last Chance Christmas

Last Chance, California 
Fall 1885

First line: Shelter, food, and babies. Lord, that's all I ask.

Visit these lovely ladies for more first lines, and leave yours in the comment section.

Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish

Carrie at Reading is My Super Power

Sydney at Singing Librarian

Rachel at Bookworm Mama


Becky said...

"She was going to have joy this season, no matter what." From Season of Miracles by Alexa Verde, the 7th book in Christmas Blessings.

Sydney Anderson said...

I have this book on my list to read soon! :)

My first line:

The rain swept in from the north as Kiisa and her father, Mugisa, reached the school.
~A Bird, a Girl, and a Rescue by J.A. Myhre

Bookworm Mama said...

My line…”In a studio on West 46th Street in New York City, a band was playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Sinatra: The Life by Anthony Summers…nonfiction yes…lol

Beth Erin said...

I enjoyed this collection, but really you can't go wrong with those fabulous authors!

Nantucket Island
April 20, 1852
"What will you do now?" The gentle nudge came from Mrs. Franklin hours after Prosperity Anne Jones laid her mother to rest in the church graveyard.
- Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson

Andi said...

No you can't go wrong with this collection of authors! Great first line!

Andi said...

I'm not a non-fiction person but this sounds good.

Andi said...

Good one! I haven't read this collection yet, hopefully soon!

MeezCarrie said...

This is such a great collection!

Caryl Kane said...

Woo Hoo! Another fabulous collection!!!!

May 10, 2015

The dream had come again last night, just as it had sliced into Brock's subconscious the night before that. - The Fives Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart

Andi said...

Jim Rubart is a favorite of mine! If you loved The Five Times I Met Myself. You'll love The Long Journey to Jake Palmer!

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