Friday, March 20, 2020

First Line Fridays: The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from The Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund:

"Today she might meet the man she'd marry."

Have you read The Runaway Bride? It just released March 3rd. If inspirational historical romance is your jam, read my review and then go order it.  😉

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your first lines!

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Haunted by Mistakes in Her Past, Will She Ever Again Trust Her Heart to Another?

Wealthy Arabella Lawrence flees to British Columbia on a bride ship, still bearing the scars of past mistakes. One of the few single women in the boomtown, she immediately attracts suitors, but she is determined not to find herself trapped again by making a poor choice.

Vying for her hand are two very different men. Lieutenant Richard Drummond is a gentleman in the Navy, held in high esteem. Peter Kelly is the town's baker who has worked hard to build a thriving business. He and Drummond not only compete for Arabella's affections, but also clash over their views of how the natives should be treated in the midst of a smallpox outbreak.

As Arabella begins to overcome her fears, she discovers someone in dire need--a starving girl left behind by her tribe. Intent on helping the child, Arabella leans on Peter's advice and guidance. Will she have the wisdom to make the right decision, or will seeking what's right cost both her and Peter everything?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. That's a great first line!

    Today on my blog I'm featuring Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. I'm just about to start The Jerusalem Assassin by Joel C. Rosenberg, so I'll share the first line here:

    "Washington, D.C. - 15 November

    They were coming, and he knew they were coming, and he knew why - they were coming to kill him and to kill the president and to kill anyone else who got in their way."

    Hope you stay healthy and well, and have lots of reading time this weekend! :)

    1. I hoping to read Before I Called You Mine soon! Just waiting on the book to arrive! :)

  2. Happy Friday!

    I've been hearing such great things about The Runaway Bride, and I know I'm going to have to read it in the very near future.

    On my blog today, I'm sharing the first line from The Inheritance by Michael Phillips:

    "On a late afternoon of a surprisingly warm day, a small lad sat on a large stone with the blue of sky and water spreading out before him."

    Hope you stay safe and healthy, and have a great rest of your weekend :)

    1. I think I have that one buried way down deep on my tbr shelf. Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Friday! I hope you and your family are all doing OK in this crazy time. God's got us all!
    Today on my blog, I'm sharing from The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt: I'm currently reading Carolina Breeze by Denise Hunter. It is SO good. I'll share a line from there.
    "Levi was a genius."
    I hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤️📖

    1. It's been so long since I read a Denise Hunter book, but I have a few laying around. I hope you enjoy the book and have a great weekend in the midst of all the craziness.

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from "The Jerusalem Assassin" by Joel C. Rosenberg:

    "They were coming, and he knew they were coming, and he knew why - they were coming to kill him and to kill the president and to kill anyone else who got in their way. They were coming to settle scores."

  5. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from my current read, Finding Peace in Wishing Bridge by Ruth Logan Herne. Here is the first line of chapter four:

    "Three new fairy houses found their way to Fairy Trail Lane the following week."

    Hope you stay healthy and have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for sharing! Have a good rest of the weekend!

  6. This week on my blog I shared the first line from One Little Lie but I'm just about to dig into Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters so I'll share that first line here: "Pecca Gallegos never thought she'd be turning down a marriage proposal--much less four of them." Hope you are doing well and can enjoy some quality reading time during all this social distancing!

    1. Thanks for sharing! Have a good rest of the weekend and stay well!

  7. Mostly unrelated except for the cover, but my six year old is OBSESSED with fans right now and if she saw the pretty one on the cover she'd have to have it.

  8. Me, too!
    I’m featuring Runaway Bride by Jody Hedlund
    Vancouver Island. September 18, 1862
    Today she might meet the man she’d marry.