Friday, April 17, 2020

First Line Fridays: Desert Willow by Patricia Beal

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 Desert Willow by Patricia Beal:

"Clara Malone sat alone in the airport, her grandmother's labored request rushing through her mind."

Have you read this book? Book blurb below.

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

After a failed engagement, Captain Andrew Lee James has focused on building a career in the Army he loves. That commitment includes helping a feisty, out-of-work ballerina whose devotion to her grandmother’s dying wish immediately grabs his heart. She’s the one, but will he be able to win the heart of a woman who has vowed to never be involved with a soldier?

College graduate Clara Malone swore to never love anyone in the military again but when her dying grandmother asks her to deliver a love letter to the general who broke her heart decades ago, she agrees and finds herself escorted by a handsome Army captain whose kindness challenges her beliefs. Surrounded by desert willows that shower her path with pretty pink flowers and sing with the buzzing of hummingbirds, Clara enjoys the wild beauty of El Paso—and her time with Andrew—more than expected.

Can she deliver her grandmother’s last love letter without losing her heart to a man who represents everything she fears?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. That's a line that has me nervous. Happy Friday!!

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Vanishing of Olivia Beck” by Sara L. Foust:

    “Olivia Beck pulled her gaze from the rearview mirror for the tenth time in as many minutes. She would not cry.”

  3. Happy Friday!

    That's a very intriguing first line. I've heard great things about this author so I may have to read this one soon.

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from The Joy of Falling by Lindsay HarrelL:

    "Once upon a time, color had dominated Eva Jamison's days."

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

    1. I haven't read this either, but it's on my tbr! :) Have a great weekend!

  4. Happy Friday! That book looks awesome!

    Today, my first line is coming from Call to Love by Mary A. Felkins: "If Plan A fails and pain persists, then and only then, a shout-out to God would be considered."

  5. I'm sharing the first line from The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall on my blog. This book is FANTASTIC! I'm currently on chapter 17 so I'll share a line from there.
    "Roy glanced at the clock on the wall of the social services' private meeting room."
    Hope you have a great weekend!


  6. I’m doing Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. I’ll use the first line from Chapter 15:

    Like a grouping of cancerous cells, my family’s cynicism had slithered into my subconscious and infected my thoughts with their poison.