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Friday, September 1, 2017

First Line Friday - A Tale of Two Hearts


Happy Friday! And Happy Birthday to ME!

In celebration of my birthday weekend, I am going to start sharing the first lines of the books I got at CFRR 2017 a couple weeks ago. This first one is a novella collection published by Barbour. I adore these collections. I have said it a hundred times. They posses such a variety of styles and characters. It is a chance to experience different authors and get a taste of a different genre perhaps, or time period. LOVE. This collection is titled Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection: Nine Stories of Poverty and Opulence during the Gilded Age. If you know me at all, you know I adore the Gilded Age. Author Gabrielle Meyer was at CFRR and I was honored to see her again and was able to have her sign my book. And I am sharing the first line from her novella in this collection titled A Tale of Two Hearts.


Little Falls, Minnesota
May 20, 1899
The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour. Beside him, Frederick Alexander held his hat with one hand and a stopwatch with the other.



16 comments:

Iola Goulton said...

Twenty five miles per hour! It must have felt like they were flying!

I've just started Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz. The first line is:

Drew McKinley twisted the gold wedding band around and around his finger then made a tight fist.

She's a new-to-me author and I'm looking forward to it.

Jessica Baker said...

I love novella collections because it's like getting five or more books in one! And Gabrielle is so sweet! Happy Friday ��

Fiction Aficionado said...

I think you just have a thing for books with that cover! ;-) And happy birthday!

I've got the first line from Ronie Kendig's "Crown of Souls" - Tox!😍 - on my blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from the book I just finished reading, Tamera Alexander's "To Wager Her Heart":

Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.

Rebecca Van Daniker said...

This cover is gorgeous! I've been wanting to read this collection so badly. Happy birthday!!

I'm sharing about "The Day the Angels Fell" by Shawn Smucker on my blog today, but I'm going to share the first line from the book I'm currently reading, "Under Fire" by Linda Shenton Matchell.

"Ruth Brown swiped the perspiration beads off her upper lip as her's sister's vacant coffin dropped into the ground with a dull thud."

katiescottagebooks said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a great weekend! :)

Trisha Robertson said...

My first line on my blog is from Lori Benton's newest release, 'Many Sparrows'. So as not to spoil the surprise of that line, I'll share a first line of a book my son is reading.
"Loony Coon did not even wait for his baby eyes to open to get into his first batch of trouble."
Loony Coon by Sam Campbell

Becky Smith said...

Happy, HAPPY Birthday!!! I have that book on my wish list.

Happy Friday! My first line (sorry but actually two lines) is from Outlaw Angel by Miralee Ferrell:

"Angel Ramirez woke with a start, her heart pounding a rolling beat in her chest. Someone was in her room."

Tima Murrell said...

Happy Birthday!!! I've put this book on my wishlist. Can't wait to read it.

Andrea Stephens said...

Happy Happy Birthday Rachel!
I love that book! It was such fun to get to meet you and Gabrielle at CFRR!
My first line is from The Outlaw’s Second Chance by Angie Dicken
The Cherokee Strip September 15, 1893
Aubrey Huxley rushed over when her father shoved his bony finger against the customer’s shoulder.

Have a great birthday day and weekend!

Beth Erin said...

I'm reading this collection right now!

Janet W. Ferguson said...

Hope you day and weekend are great! Celebrate all month!

englishmysteriesblog said...

So I have to give a shout out to my friend Natalie Monk! :) Her novella is in this collection. :) Happy Friday!

Amanda Tero said...

I enjoyed reading this collection! :)

My first line is coming from the next book I'm hoping to read (okay, honest truth, I've already started it but have set it aside a week or two).
"Joyanna Shein glanced at her parents. She knew there was something wrong...there had been something wrong for days."
A Question of Honor, by Jesseca Wheaton

Alicia G. Ruggieri said...

What a good first line! It really brings a picture right to your mind!
Have a great weekend ~ Happy Birthday! :-)

Paula said...

The grandest adventure of her life waited on the other side of these tracks. That or the most humiliating debacle she'd ever created Either way, there was no going back. From Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.

agboss said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, RaChEl!!! Have a wonderful day and a fantastic celebration all weekend!!! :) ~Alison