First-Line Friday #33


The Heart’s Appeal

by: Jennifer Delamere


About the Book

February 1881

Julia Bernay was going to be late. If there was one thing she hated, it was not being punctual. It showed a lack of respect and, if she were honest — which she always was — it made her look bad.

I am LOVING this book so much. If you have read The Captain’s Daughter then you have already met Julia Bernay and know that these first three lines sum up her personality perfectly. Julia is an excellent character, and the story line is fantastic. There is so much action that draws the reader in from page 1. I am about 3/4 of the way done, and already I highly recommend this book. And that cover!!! Oh my word is it a gorgeous cover!!! Seriously, go get this book if you haven’t already.

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

35 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #33

  1. It is a striking cover! Thanks for sharing. My blog is featuring An Irishwoman’s Tale by Patti Lacy. But here I will share from a book on my Spring TBR list, Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton. “She usually stayed in bed until at least six, but this morning she was restless, like animals get when the barometric pressure drops before a storm.”

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  2. I don’t like being late either, and try to avoid it if at all possible! I haven’t yet read the first book, so I’ll be adding this on to my #TBR! 🙂

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  3. Well, Nicole — we must be reading in tandem this week! I am about 3/4 done with The Heart’s Appeal, too! And on my kindle I’m reading Kristi Ann Hunter’s novella! Great minds think alike! LOL!

    A Search For Refuge ( Haven Manor) by Kristi Ann Hunter:
    Marlborough, England 1804
    Margaretta had used the word DESPERATE many times in her life, but she’d never truly known the meaning until she stood in the open door of a mail coach, clutching an eight-month-old letter and praying that someone in this minuscule market town would know where the writer had gone when she moved on.
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m hoping to get to soon, Between Friends by Debbie Macomber.

    Dearest Momma,
    I thought you should know Mike and I had a baby girl on September first. I realize Daddy said I wasn’t to contact either of you ever again, but I felt you’d want to know you had a granddaughter.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀📚📕

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  5. I just finished this one this week. I enjoyed it even more than the first in the series.

    In keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day theme (fitting for the book I’m currently reading):

    Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open. (Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald)

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  6. Though I’m sharing a book with an Irish hero, The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman, on my blog today, here’s the first line of an audiobook I’ve borrowed from the library on a friend’s recommendation, The Bookshop on the Corner (or, in the UK, The Little Shop of Happily Ever After) by Jenny Colgan:

    “The problem with good things that happen is that very often they disguise themselves as awful things.”

    Happy Friday!

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  7. I haven’t been able to squeeze this series in but I’ve heard great things about it, maybe soon!

    Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.
    Storm Front by Susan May Warren

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  8. Well, I can relate! I hate being late as well and typically arrive early 🙂

    My first lines come from Kat Mizera’s Protecting Bobbi.

    “Ron Marshall wasn’t an emotional guy, but burying his 21-year-old sister was enough to make his eyes water and his chest to tighten painfully.”

    I’m featuring lines from Mr. So Wrong by R.C. Stephens on my blog today.

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  9. I’m just getting started with this one. I agree that the cover is really pretty – I love the shade of green. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  10. That book sounds really nice! On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from a book I’m currently reading, Praying For Strangers, by River Jordan. Here, I’ll share the first line of the chapter I’m currently on. “We’ve spent the night at the ski resort catching up and sharing belated Christmas presents.” Have a great weekend!

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  11. I’ve heard great things about this series!!!!

    Here are the first lines from chapter 1 of my current (heart-wrenching) read: You are more than this. Andrew Harris glared at his smartphone while his mother’s text burned into his mind. – from Blue Columbine by Jennifer Rodewald

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  12. That’s definitely a great cover.

    I’m sharing the first line from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal on my blog today, but I’ll share here from the book I’m currently reading: A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears:

    “I wish you luck, George.”
    “It’s Aaron now. Don’t forget.”

    Have a great weekend!

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