First Line Friday – Valetine’s Addition

 

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! This week, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing the first line of a book with a romantic cover, and swoon worthy synopsis. I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve read others by Robin Lee Hatcher and enjoyed them, so I feel confident I’ll like this as well.

This week’s first line comes from……..

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“Nick Chastain heard the sound of horses’ hooves and looked up from the irrigation pipes he’d set on the ground.”

 

I know what you’re thinking. Not a romantic start. But I bet it’s coming. And I hope to dive into it sooner rather than later. If you’re already read it please let me know what you think! Happy Friday!

 

And now it’s your turn to share your first line! Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. Don’t forget  to check out what everyone else is reading at Hoarding Books!

 

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19 thoughts on “First Line Friday – Valetine’s Addition

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!

  2. Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my must-read authors for romance.

    The first line from a book I plan to finish this weekend: Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving. -A Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

    Happy Friday!

  3. Heaven only knows I should have brought back a tote sack full of beignets that day, like I’d planned, and NOT a sales flyer for the old Sweetwater mansion down the road.
    SOMETHING FOUL AT SWEETWATER
    By Sandra Bretting

  4. Mine is also from Robin Lee Hatcher….an u usually wind cut through the Kinga Meadow Cementary on the day they laid Penny’s brother,BrDley Evan Cartwrigt to rest…from the book …..Keeper of the Stars

  5. My first line is from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer:
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.

  6. I love this author and have read many of her books. She doesn’t disappoint. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Yeah…irrigation pipes generally don’t lead to love, but this is a Robin Lee Hatcher novel, so I am sure love will occur!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It’s a really fun read.

    I am currently reading The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:

    “Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets.”

  8. I loved this book 🙂

    I’m featuring Kill Shot by Susan Sleeman on my blog. I’m currently reading, Focus on Love by Candee Fick which has a Valentine’s Day scene, even if it’s not central to the plot. Here’s the first line:

    Elizabeth Foster ripped the Christmas wrapping paper from the box on her lap.

  9. I’m hoping to read You’re Gonna Love Me soon! I’m sharing from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection (read through NetGalley) today. Here’s the first line from Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough:

    “Run, Laurel. Run!”

  10. Well happy reading! I hope you’ll get your romance 😉 Here are my lines from the blog: “It was her favorite dream.

    The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”

    These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes.

  11. Today is my first time participating in First Line Fridays!

    First line in the book Amber Alert by Linda Rodante:
    December 12th, 5 am.
    How many people does it take to find a baby?

  12. Those lines will draw you into the book. On my blog I am featuring Elaine Orr’s Jolie Gentil series set in the Jersey Beach. I am reading TILL DEATH DO US PARTY. “TILL DEATH DO US PARTY.
    ” Landing in Las Vegas was somewhat akin to touching down in Oz. “

  13. Prologue

    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

  14. i love that cover!

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – “In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

  15. This is the only book I have read by Robin Lee Hatcher, but I loved it so much I want to read more by her.

    My first line comes from the book I am currently reading, Charming the Cowboy by Liz Isaacson, “Glancing up at the clock, Heather Carver tried not to mentally calculate the minutes until she could go home.”

  16. I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”

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