Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

I’m excited to share with you today a book I’m just starting, and I can say that I’m already pulled in and captivated. My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken is schedule to hit the shelves on November 1st. You won’t want to miss this delightful story!

Journey now to Castle Gate, Utah of 1910 where…
Forbidden Love Tries to Survive Old World Expectations

MyHeartBelongsIn CastleGate,UT

Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life.

Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble.

Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him.  When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind.

Castle Gate, Utah 1910

Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.


Who is Leanna trying to avoid?
I have to admit, after that line I had to read the first chapter, which lead to the next chapter, and… well you get the idea. Watch for my review to come soon!


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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15 thoughts on “First Line Friday’s – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah

  1. I’m sharing the first line from Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson on my blog today. In keeping with my Christmas theme, I’ll share the first line from another Christmas book inching its way up my TBR list: A Husband for Holly by Marion Uechermann. “OH NO. Hurry, Heather, before she spots us.”

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  2. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Divinely Yours by Karin Gillespie

    The red light on Skye Sebring’s computer blinked rapidly, announcing the arrival of her first client of the day. Within seconds a girl with darting eyes entered the cubicle. She wore a spiked leather wrist cuff and a t-shirt with the logo “Hustle or Die.”

    Have a great weekend Trisha!

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  3. I’ve seen this book around the web a lot lately!

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

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  4. Ooh, this looks like something I need to read! Hats are perfect for hiding from someone or something we don’t want to see us. Sometimes I wish hats and fans were still in fashion. Haha.

    I’m featuring Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh on my blog, but I’m currently reading a non-fiction book called She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju so I’ll use that today.

    Part 1:
    From Problems to Faith
    When it comes to dating and marriage, what problems do you face as a single woman?

    Happy Friday!!

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  5. Happy Friday, Trisha! 🙂 This book keeps popping up everywhere – with really good reviews – I think I’ll have to add it to my TBR list. I love the cover, btw – so pretty!
    I’m sharing the first line of The Proving by Beverly Lewis over at my blog, but here, I’ll share one from the book right in front of me, Mesu Andrews’ Isaiah’s Daughter (excited to read it!!): “My friend Yaira said to be brave – but why?”


  6. Great first line! I enjoyed the description of the book. I will be considering it for future reading. I’m featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund’s Love Unexpected here. “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”


  7. Happy Friday, Trisha!

    Today, I am also featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

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  8. This just arrived in my mailbox! I’m so excited to read it!

    My current first line is from A MOTHER IN THE MAKING by Gabrielle Meyer: “John Orton stared at Anna’s portrait, his grief nothing compared to his pulsing guilt.”

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