First Line Friday #91

Posted December 13, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 12 Comments

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Happy Friday!

This week I’m featuring:


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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.

Woven Hearts:

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.

Tailored Sweethearts:

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.

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.

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12 responses to “First Line Friday #91

  1. Here’s a line from a book near the top of my TBR pile — Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman. “One mistake. That was all it took to put Dustee’s life on the line — death right on her heels.”

  2. On my blog, I’m sharing a Regency Romance Christmas novel: A Rule for Christmas by Kate Harper. Here I’ll share the first line in Chapter 3 of that same book. “Jemima was prepared to allow that her interview with Lord Rule could have gone better than it did.”

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first two lines from The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft. This book is SO good. If you love Regency I highly recommend this story. I’m currently on chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:

    “Amelia slept until noon, so exhausted she was from the events of the day and night before.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📖

  4. Kay Garrett

    There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,
    True enough, but maybe the correct quote would be “You Can’t go home again.”
    CAROUSEL CHRISTMAS by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from Courage to See: Daily Inspiration from Great Literature by Greg Garrett and Sabrina Fountain: “When I was a child, I wanted to sleep with my books, something my mom wouldn’t allow because I slept on the top bunk, and she didn’t want them falling down and hitting my sister.”

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from the debut novel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel.

    March 10, 1922 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.

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