Friday, November 18, 2016

First Line Friday The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck

About the book:

From New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Dress comes The Wedding Shop.
Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.
It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.
More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart’s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.
When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.
As Cora’s and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.

First Line:
April 1930 Heart's Bend, Tennessee

The morning began like every other weekday, with Cora making her way up the back walk to the shop, unlocking the door and clicking on the lights.

Visit these ladies and read their first line and leave yours in the comments.

Rachel at Bookworm Mama

Heather at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish

Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower

Sydney at Singing Librarian


MeezCarrie said...

I really enjoyed this book!

Sydney Anderson said...

Such a good one!!!

My first line:

Cactus Creek, Texas
Saturday, March 31, 1888

"You'd think after all this time I'd be over him."

Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

Caryl Kane said...


Matt Tucker could take people for only so long and then he had to get up in the mountains, all the way up where he was more likely to run into a golden eagle than a man. - Now & Forever (Wild At Heart Book 2) by Mary Connealy

englishmysteriesblog said...

I saw the cover to this book recently--it looks really good! :)

Becky said...

LOVE this book!!! My first line: "Miss Arabella Beckett had always been proud of the fact she'd never ended up in jail. She could no longer make that claim." From A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

Janet W. Ferguson said...

Right now I'm reading Finding Margo, and the first line is, "In the heat of the summer, under a dark sky of a moonless night, three Amish children disappeared from their bed, never to be seen again."

Bookworm Mama said...

I am not reading this one, but it is the closest...My first line: "Pine Creek, Washington, 1891 - Killing Edward Stevens was beyond her proper ways." From One Plus One Equals Trouble by Sondra Kraak

Beth Erin said...

I love that book! I'm a day late but wow, it's been a crazy week!

"Kacey didn't want to raise eyebrows and alert the entire town to her return." - Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren

Top Ten Tuesday - Bookish Super Powers I Wish I Had

  Happy Tuesday Evening! Today was a little crazy, to say the least. I had a Drs. appointment and we had a plumber out about our water heate...