First-Line Friday #37


Chasing the Wind (California Rising #3)

by: Paula Scott


About the Book

Marysville, California, 1850

Peter looked at his cards one last time.

Isn’t that cover gorgeous?! It absolutely draws me in. It makes me want to pick it up, read the back cover, and then dig in to chapter 1.

This is a new-to-me author, so I really don’t know what to expect. But, I can tell you that I am looking forward to my reading time this weekend.

I hope you have an excellent Friday, and a restful weekend!

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

29 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #37

  1. Hey Nicole! My FLF is from Terri Blackstock’s Covenant Child but the book I just finished is Catching the Wind (similar title to yours! lol) by Melanie Dobson- “Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chain mail to protect the boy and girl playing inside.” (BTW I googled what a “frond” was and I”m still not entirely sure. Some part of a leaf so we’ll just go with a leaf 🤣)

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  2. What a beautiful cover Nicole!

    Happy Friday! My FLF comes from a book I will be reading soon, Her Fear by Shelley Shepard Gray…….

    Until that moment, Sadie Detweiler hadn’t thought mere words could hurt so badly. But as Harlan continued to speak, each word cutting her as deeply as if it were a shard of glass, Sadie felt her heart was bleeding.

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Reading!😎

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  3. That cover is lovely. I love how the wind is blowing through the skirt! I hope you enjoy your reading time this weekend!

    “I am not sure I will live long enough to finish this account.” – The Man with Two Names by Vincent B. Davis II

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  4. Ohhh, I look forward to reading your review on this one! I’ve been curious about this book ever since I first saw the cover also!

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 30.

    “Henry winced as he gripped the newel post and pivoted from the stair’s landing to the next flight of stairs.” — The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (first line from chapter 30)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Stunning cover, Nicole, I’m anxious to read your review.
    Elin Carlson walked into the barn and everything changed. – Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin

    Happy Friday!

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  6. yay! I’m looking forward to your review 🙂

    My current first line is from Kathy Herman’s Only By Death – “Liam Berne was about to commit murder – at least according to Arkansas law.”

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  7. Very pretty cover. On my blog, I’m featuring Jen Turano’s book, A Match of Wits. Here I will share the first line on page 113 of a book I’m currently reading, The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. “Marriage in Heaven will be on a much higher plane because the church will be united with Christ.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  8. This book was so good. I finished it earlier this week myself! Paula Scott was a new-to-me author.
    I’m reading Julie by Catherine Marshall right now. The first line is: “Our 1928 Willys-Knight had been climbing for at least ten miles, one hairpin turn after another, under a threatening sky.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Before I read anything, I thought “That’s one gorgeous cover.” 😀

    I’m sharing from library books today, since it is National Library Week, so here is the first line from Laura V. Hilton’s Love by the Numbers:

    “He was gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.”

    Happy Friday!

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  10. The landscape looks kind of stark; the gal looks windswept and pensive. . . The first line from Chapter One of “Covert Justice” by Lynn Huggins Blackburn reads: “Blake Harrison pulled the hood of his jacket over his head and sprinted through the deluge.”

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