First Line Friday #66

Posted June 21, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 19 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:


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St. Louis
March 1834

With shaking limbs, she climbed into the plush carriage awaiting her, the precious bundle in her arms worth far more than the money, trinkets, and trunks of clothing she left behind.

I literally just finished reading this book within the last five minutes. Y’all, I don’t even have the words to tell you how much I love this series, and this book was no exception to that. I will be sharing my full review shortly, but until then I can tell you that I highly recommend it! I was fortunate to have an early copy, but it’s releasing to the public very soon on July 1 🙂

About the Book:

The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide 
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)
The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1849 San Francisco (April 2019)
The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1860 Utah territory (July 2019)

About the Author:Kimberley Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty books who loves the JOY of story. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. She’s spoken to more than 800,000 people at more than 2,000 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for twenty-five plus years, she makes her home in Montana. You can connect with Kimberley at: &

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.

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19 responses to “First Line Friday #66

  1. Ellie

    I just finished Her Colorado Cowboy by Mindy Obenhaus and the first line is “Lily Davis had lost her mind.”

  2. 1bgpayne

    I have fallen behind in reading the Mayflower Brides, I need to catch up!
    My first line is from Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett.
    April 1933 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside grand prismatic spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth hot springs Lodge.
    Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett

  3. That first line certainly has me hooked, I need to check this book out.

    I shared the first line from Died in the Wool by Melinda Mullet on my blog,
    Here I will share from A Cuppa Trouble by Angela Ruth Strong
    “I’m turning on the heat.” Tandy rubbed her hands together while standing behind the brick counter tucked underneath the loft that would soon hold Marissa’s frou-frou tea parties.

  4. Happy Friday!

    I’m currently reading The Golden Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse. I’m just beginning chapter 3, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Buttercup and Julius plodded along ever so slowly as if the past days’ circumstances were thick mud around their hooves, weighing them down.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 😀❤📚

  5. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Until Then (Women of the Heartland Book 5)” by Gail Kittleson:

    “Sent Jerry packin’, didn’t we?”

  6. An intriguing first line!

    Today I’m sharing on my blog the first line from Caverns of the Deep by Jeanette O’Hagan:

    Zara walked towards the tall ebony gate, the first of seven leading outside.

  7. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner on my blog today. Here is the first line from the prologue:

    “Summer 1955
    We sat at the end of the dock, my father and me.”

  8. Iola

    I love the cover, and the first line and plot description only make me want to know more. Thanks for sharing!

    Today I’m sharing from Entanglements by Rachel McMillan on my blog, one of the novellas in Finding Ever After. Here’s the first line from the next story in the collection, Twice Upon a Time by Ashley Clark:

    “Under no circumstances would she fall for him again.”

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