First Line Fridays – Hearts Entwined

First Line FridaysHere’s another First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books!  It’s a fun way to share good books and spread the love of words on the page.

I got a new book in the mail! Hearts Entwined, featuring novellas by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagers.

About the book:

Hearts EntwinedFour top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor. In Karen Witemeyer’s “The Love Knot,” Claire Nevin gets the surprise of her life awaiting her sister’s arrival by train. Mary Connealy’s “The Tangled Ties That Bind” offers the story of two former best friends who are reunited while escaping a stampede. Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” where a most unusual trip across barren Oklahoma plains is filled with adventure, romance, and . . . camels? And Melissa Jagears’ “Tied and True” entertains with a tale of two hearts from different social classes who become entwined at a cotton thread factory.

First Line

The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer: Claire Nevin frowned at the cheerful white clouds frolicking across the blue sky and tried to close her ears against the melodies the birds insisted on singing in response to the deceptively fine morning. Ignorant creatures.

The Tangled Ties that Bind by Mary Connealy: Home. One more hour on the trail and Connor Kincaid would be home for the first time in five years.

Bound and Determined by Regina Jennings: I don’t want to die on an empty stomach.

Tied and True by Melissa Jagears: The pounding of hammers above them ceased. 

flourishFirst Line Fridays_Hoarding BooksNow it’s your turn! Grab the nearest book (or the book you are reading) and share the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and check out the linky with more First Line participants. 

Have a great weekend!


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10 responses to “First Line Fridays – Hearts Entwined”

  1. Great post! “First Line Fridays,” looks like fun- but I don’t quite understand how to participate. I saw that theme for next Friday is Thanksgiving. Is it possible to schedule a post in advance and still join the Linky?

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    1. I usually schedule the First Line Friday posts in advance and then go to the Linky on Hoarding Books’s post and add the link on Friday morning. Does that make sense?

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      1. Yes! That’s a big help. 🙂 I have to work Fridays, so I was wondering, What time does Hoarding Books usually post the linky? Do you happen to know what time zone they are in? Does the linky fill up really quickly? Sorry for so many questions. I’m new to blogging and I really do appreciate it 🙂

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        1. I have no idea what time Hoarding Books puts up their Friday post or what time zone they are in. But I’ve been up at 6 am (central time) and it was up then. I don’t know that there is a limit on the linky. I’ve done one before with almost 50 signed up. I think you are safe there! And don’t feel bad about asking questions! I am happy to help! (((hugs)))

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          1. Thank you so much! That is a huge help 🙂 I think I’m going to try this in the future, but even if I don’t this is a great way to find other book blogs , especially since most of the people on the linky seem to favor clean reads

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  2. Yes! Some of those linkys are clean reads only, so have fun browsing!


  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Oceans Apart” by Clare Revell, included in the set “Somewhere Beyond the Blue”:

    “Oliver Voight checked his passport for the third time.”

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    1. Oh my! For the third time??? I’m intrigued! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. I have somehow missed this collection, which is surprising given it contains stories from some of my favourite authors (mind you, I have a lot of favourite authors).

    I’m featuring Pathway to Peace by Elizabeth Maddrey on my blog, and I’ve just picked up That’s When I Knew by Laurie Tomlinson. Here’s the first line:

    “Bless her heart. Chelsea Scott’s sales director had no idea what she was getting them into.”

    I’m guessing this is that Southern meaning of “bless her heart” which means anything but!

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    1. Iola, I just finished Laurie Tomlinson’s book and loved it! I’m sure you will too! Hearts Entwined just came out and I’m itching to read it. I’m trying to finish the one I’m currently reading first! I’ve got so many on my TBR pile right now!


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