Friday, July 17, 2020

First Line Fridays: A Bride of Convenience 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 A Bride of Convenience by Jody Hedlund:

"I ain't gonna make it, Zoe."

Have you read this book? Book blurb below and you can read my review here.

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

After Heartbreaking Loss, a Marriage of Convenience Holds More Appeal than Ever Before.

There is nothing left to keep Zoe Hart in England. Unemployed and struggling with grief, she decides to leave her bleak life behind her and emigrate on a bride ship to British Columbia--the place her brother fled to when falsely accused of a drastic crime.

Pastor to miners in the mountains, Abe Merivale discovers an abandoned native baby during a routine visit to Victoria and joins efforts with Zoe--one of the newly arrived bride-ship women--to care for the orphan. When Abe is forced to choose between following the strict rules laid down by his bishop and listening to God's nudges to care for his people, he is left at a crossroads.

Determined to find her brother and to give the baby a home, Zoe rashly accepts a marriage proposal from a man who promises both. But Abe knows the man's unsavory reputation. Intent on protecting Zoe and wounded by his own failed engagement, Abe impulsively offers his own hand instead. They hastily marry, but both soon realize the marriage of convenience they imagined is not so convenient after all.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Oh no, what a line to start with! Have a good weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!

    I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from Dancing With Fireflies by Denise Hunnter:

    "Jade McKinley lowered the stove to medium and returned the chicken breasts to the pan."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. Eek! What's happening?
    This sure caught my attention!

  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray: It's a really fun read. I'm currently on chapter 12, so I'll share from there.
    "By the time Saturday rolls around, I'm convinced that Father Time has a master's degree in torture."
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with relaxing reading time. ๐Ÿ˜€❤๐Ÿ“š

  5. Set The Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes
    Candlewick Commons London, England. 2000
    To step inside the watchmaker’s cottage was to step outside of time.

  6. Happy Friday!!
    Over on my blog my first line is from A Bride's Journey to Colorado Territory by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer.
    "I said you need to stay away from him, Sister"

    Have an amazing weekend!

  7. Happy Friday! My first line is from “A Heart Renewed” by author Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Carter Ward stared at the woman in front of him, a sick feeling in his stomach.”

  8. I love Jody Hedlund and this sounds like another great read. My current read is Practically Married by Karin Beery. I'm just starting the second chapter, so I will share the first line of that chapter. "The sharp edge of reality sliced through Russ' heart." May you have a blessed week.