Friday, August 18, 2017

First Line Friday - Week 15

Happy Friday!!!
I was in the mood for a historical story this week and Shanna Hatfield's series Hearts of the War was on my tbr list. With book two releasing earlier this month I decided it was time to break open book one. I have read and enjoyed quite a few books by Ms. Hatfield before so I was looking forward to this one. I am only a few chapters in right now but so far I am enjoying the characters and story. Review to come.
Today's book is: Garden of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield
Garden of Her Heart
May 4, 1942
Near Portland, Oregon
"Hushed whispers started softly, intermittently, before rising in a steady crescendo that peaked at a deafening roar."


  1. Well, she gets a tick from me simply because she said rising IN a crescendo rather than rising TO a crescendo. :-)

    I've got the first line from "Chasing Secrets" by Lynette Eason on the blog today, but I've just finished reading "A Rose So Fair" by Myra Johnson, so I'm going to share the first line from that here:

    "Now just you hold it right there, mister." Rose Linwood sighted her unwelcome visitor down the length of Grandpa's trusty Winchester.

    She's a spunky one!

  2. This looks like a fun read!

    I'm featuring "Healing Love" by Jennifer Slattery on my blog today, but I'm currently reading "A Name Unknown" by Roseanna M. White.

    May 1914

    Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight.

  3. I like Shanna's books!
    Happy Friday! My first line is from An Alaskan Christmas by Belle Calhoune: “Finn O’Rourke paced back and forth in terminal 27A of the Anchorage airport.”

  4. Happy Friday! I've not read Shanna's books.

    Since I'll be finishing Pepper Basham's The Thorn Healer before lunch, I'm sharing the first line from my current Chapter 22: "I hate leaving you like this." Catherine stilled her movements from packing her trunk, her coral walking suit an elegant fit on her delicate frame. "Not when David and Alexander could help tend the sickness."

  5. Heather Munro gazed down Victoria Street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.
    From The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin!

  6. Hmmm... makes me wonder where they are. This sounds like a really good book! Thank you for sharing!

  7. I love historical fiction. This one looks really interesting.

  8. Happy Friday!
    My first line is:
    “23 July 1955
    There was going to be a funeral.” ~ Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
    Happy Reading!
    Dinh@Arlene's Book Club

  9. My first line comes from Hold the Light by April McGowan.

    "Unremarkable. Amber glanced out the steaming windowpane at the cityscape below her."