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

Before we start the First Line Festivities, I’d like to give you a personal invitation to follow my site, and or visit again on January 1st. I will be unveiling my logo for Joy of Reading and giving away a book. Be sure to stop back in!

This week I’m featuring My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt. This fantastic, page-turning story releases January 1, 2018 (soon my friends)!  Click here to read my review, and learn more about this book.



Derbyshire, England April 1870

          As the coachman loaded her trunk onto the carriage, nausea churned inside Adele’s stomach.


Where is Adele going? Sounds like where ever it is, that she is quite nervous about making the trip!


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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

34 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York by Amanda Barratt

  1. Ohhh! I can’t wait to read that book!

    Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading and reviewing soon, A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand.

    Elsie Stutzman forced a smile and took the last bite of asparagus potato raisin casserole on her plate. She swallowed decisively, and it slid down her throat like a cup of wet cement.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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    1. That first line definitely grabbed my interest, Susan! What a horrible combination of foods!! The heroine must be a very kind person, or have some other reason to be eating it.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the first line from My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, NY and hope you have a chance to pick up a copy of the novel! 🙂

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  2. My first line comes from As a Sword in My Bones by Jessica C. Joiner. I bought it last Sunday to support a fellow indie author.

    “If the Royal Council does nothing to curb my mother’s cruelty, the oppressed people of Boldaria will revolt and this nation will be engulfed in a civil war,” Prince Tristan Leander warned as he finished speaking before the gathered members of the twelve man Royal Council.

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  3. Thank you so much for featuring My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York as a First Line Friday! 🙂 Many lines in the book were tweaked/changed, but that first line remained the same from Day 1.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. This book is on my list to read.

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Would-be Mistletoe Wife by Christine Johnson.

    “Louise Smythe spotted her quarry and motioned her students to follow her across the sand dune.”

    This is a fun & interesting read about lighthouses and the Chicago Fire! Happy New Year!!!


    1. Hi Becky! I’m glad to hear that you will get the chance to read this book too! Thank you for stopping by and sharing the first line from a book you are reading. Sounds like it is an interesting story. I’ll have to check it out! Happy New Year!!

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  5. My first line comes from my young adult novel set in 7th century Ireland, THE KING’S PREY:

    “Turlough never intended to shatter his brother’s life.”

    I love this idea of posting first lines. Hooks are so fun to write . . . and read! Thanks for doing this! 🙂

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    1. Hi Susan! I’m glad you stopped by today. Yes, it’s lots of fun to share the first line, and then hop around to the other bloggers and see what they are sharing. My #TBR grows so fast!! 🙂
      The first line you shared here sure is interesting. It makes me want to know that Turlough did!


  6. I’m currently re-reading “The Lost Heiress” by Roseanna White. I got book three of the Ladies of the Manor series for Christmas, so am giving myself a refresher of books 1-2 before I get to the third. 😉

    First line:
    Temptation sat before her, compelling as the sea.

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  7. I adore the My Heart Belongs series! 🙂


    “WHO ARE YOU?” I asked. – The Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn

    Happy New Year, Trisha!

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    1. Aww, thank you!!! When I first saw it, I had company over and was quickly checking my phone. Of course I HAD to open an email with the subject line “Cover for My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York.” Aaaand I just about squealed and teared up, only to quickly compose myself because of my company! LOL

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  8. Your book sounds interesting. I like the cover. My first lines come a series where 5 women have formed a Detective Agency. The Duke is upset that moles have Invaded his lawn before a major tournament

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  9. I love Niagra Falls and would enjoy that book. My first line is from Patricia Beal’s A Season to Dance (actually 3 lines. They’re short): This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. I love Niagara Falls too, Patricia! It was so fun to write about! And A Season to Dance is the book I just finished reading. I loved it!! It made me want to take ballet. 🙂


  10. Happy Friday!!!

    I’m sharing the first line from Nicole Deese’s novel, A Season to Love, on my blog. I’m just starting chapter 23, so I will share the first line from this chapter here:

    “I dreamed of coffee: dark and rich and boldly brewed.”

    A great dream to me!!! Hope you have a great weekend, and a happy New Year. 😊

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