Friday, January 22, 2021

First Line Fridays: A Cowboy For Keeps 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 lines from A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund.

"'Stop or we'll shoot.' A dozen feet up Kenosha Pass, three robbers with flour sacks over their heads blocked the way, their revolvers outstretched."

Have you read A Cowboy for Keeps? 📖 It just released earlier this month, but I got to enjoy it back in December when I was laid up with Covid. 😷 Check out the book blurb below and read my review

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Greta Nilsson's trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He'll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt's ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family with Greta. But when old insecurities and surprising revelations arise, can a union born out of desperation survive?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. This book sounds amazing! Glad you got to enjoy it. I hope you can stop by:


  2. I chose the same one for this week!
    A Cowboy for Keeps by Jody Hedlund
    Colorado Territory August 1862
    “Stop or we’ll shoot! “ A dozen feet up Kenosha pass, three robbers with flour sacks over their heads blocked the way, their revolvers outstretched.
    I finished it on January 8.

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "The Art of Rivers" by Janet W. Ferguson:

    "Love, like art, took on different forms with each creator."

  4. Happy Friday. 😊
    "Sylvie hadn't always leapt to the worst possible conclusion. But being a parent seemed to enlarge her imagination as much as it did her heart."
    Shadows of the White City, Jocelyn Green

    1. I'm currently reading Veiled in Smoke! Can't wait to revisit Sylvie and Meg in Shadows of the White City!

  5. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Glory Falls by Janine Rosche
    "Heroes don't wear crooked capes" Cecelia "Blue" Walker straightened the knotted ends of the pillowcase in front of Thomas's throat."

    Happy Weekend, Happy Reading! ♥

    1. I have this one in my TBR stack(s)! :) Thanks for sharing!