First Line Fridays

First Line Fridays – 3.2.18

It’s First Line Friday time.  Here’s the book I selected for todays First Line.  It’s in my TBR pile:

Bandolero by Nancy J. Farrier historical romanceBandolero by Nancy J. Farrier

Land of Promise, Book 1

Nancy is a friend of mine that I met through two different writing groups**.  This is her first Indie book, although she has several others out either in collections or as stand alone.

Here’s the book blurb:

She’s been rejected and betrayed. 
He sacrificed all to seek revenge. 
Can they find they trust God as time runs out?

Alta California 1830’s
Yoana Armenta knows she is doomed to a miserable existence after her betrothal is broken. But when her reckless behavior results in her and her Tía being captured by bandoleros, Yoana fears her impulsive nature may cause irreparable disaster. 

Amado Castro gave a death bed promise that he intends to keep – at all costs. When that means endangering Yoana’s life, he struggles with the decision to honor his word, or to protect Yoana, whom he has come to care for more than he could have imagined. 

Now as the women face a fate worse than death, Amado and Yoana both have choices to make. Will they each be willing to surrender self, and trust God, even if that means the worst could happen?

So here’s the first line.  Drumroll please…….

Alta California–1830’s

Billowing sheets of gray congregated overhead. A few rays of sun stabbed through the mass to brush pale fingers across Yoana’s face. Fingers too weak to warm her chilled heart.

In return, I hope you will share the first line from any book you choose in the comments below.  And then head on over to:

First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books Button

Happy Reading,


**One of the writing groups is the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter of Romance Writers of America.  You can follow our FHL chapter on Facebook or on Twitter and learn about other authors who write Inspirational and Sweet Romance Fiction, or check out the chapters website


6 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – 3.2.18”

  1. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. It’s a lovely writing! Charming. My lines for today: “Louisville, Kentucky, 2015

    All Allison wanted was for this conversation to be over. That and she hoped the ehavy gray clouds would part and the sun would appear. It could go either way today – sun or rain. She stood at the kitchen window, peeling old white paint off the sill as she waited for the Kentucky sky to make up its mind.

    Meanwhile, sitting behind her at the table, her lover, Cooper Mc Queen, gently ruined her life.” Happy Friday!

  3. That line is very visual!

    Over on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter which I will review soon. Here, I will share one of my favorite lines from that book: “It might’ve been a cozy inn at some point, but now the walls leaned in toward the soot-blackened ceiling, giving the impression the entire building wanted to lie down and rest.”

Would love to hear your thoughts....