This week I’m featuring:
Hearts Sewn in Love:
Maggie McDermott leaned over the rail of the 226-foot side-wheel paddle steamer, her pulse quickening as she surveyed the Sacramento port where they would soon dock.
Fire!” A firm hand dragged Millie Pulnik across the eighth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory as she shrieked her mother’s name and fought to free herself from the grasp of the steward.
Language of Love:
Yer gonna do what lass?” Auntie Bridget’s voice screeched into an upper octave only a soprano could manage.
In spite of the late spring sunshine, the blustery wind blew through Stella McGovern as she walked home from her job manufacturing parachutes.
So happy my copy of this arrived today! I’ve already read Language of Love by Kimberley Woodhouse and it was a fun read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I haven’t read the others yet but I plan on it hopefully soon. It just released on Dec 1 so you can go out and get your copy as well 🙂
About the Collection:
When four women put needle and thread to fabric, will their sewing lead to love?
HEARTS SEWN WITH LOVE by Darlene Panzera
Gold Bar, California, April 1850
During the California gold rush, a beautiful seamstress finds her heart torn between the men who want to marry her and the one fortune hunter who won’t.
WOVEN HEARTS by Jacquolyn McMurray
New York City, 1911
A shirtwaist factory fire survivor struggles to provide for her family despite the disastrous misguided intentions of the handsome union organizer who tries to help.
A LANGUAGE OF LOVE by Kimberley Woodhouse
New York City, 1911
A milliner with thick Irish accent and a renowned baseball player with speech impediment meet at the office of a language teacher. But the issues with their backgrounds that first brought them together will also drive them apart.
TAILORED SWEETHEARTS by Debby Lee
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Summer 1945
A parachute seamstress struggles with her faith in desperate circumstances. A fighter pilot teaches her to hope in her darkest hours.
Now it’s your turn!
Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.