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

This week I’m featuring Hearts Entwined: A Historical Romance Novella Collection. This Collection features four novellas from four different authors. Each story is independent of the other, what ties them together is the central theme of love and entanglement, but in the best possible way. I enjoyed reading each of the four stories, but for today’s First Line post I’ve chosen Melissa Jagears “Tied And True”

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Kansas City, Missouri
September 1908

          The pounding of hammers above them ceased.


Hmmm…. Where are they and what was going on above them?  You’ll have to pick-up the book to find out!


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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18 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Hearts Entwined – A Historical Romance Novella Collection

  1. I need to get this one. All of these authors are must-reads for me.

    Here’s the first line from a book I hope to get to this weekend:

    FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson had survived missions in the Middle East, been detained in Iran, escaped an ISIS death trap, and still walked and talked.

    High Treason
    by DiAnn Mills

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  2. I so want to read this one!

    Salazar Sanso raised his binoculars and looked out over the edge of the steep drop into the rosy New Mexican desert. – Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Wow, I want to read this book now!!

    My FLF comes from the book I’m reading now, Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber!

    Lisa Schrock, clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery. The forced smiles, nods to her friends’ compliments, and suppressing the truth about her husband had been difficult, but she’d managed to keep her miserable marriage a secret.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!

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  4. Happy Friday, Trisha! I can’t wait to read this book. Someday…hopefully, soon.

    Over on my blog I am showcasing Naomi Rawlings’s novel Love’s Bright Tomorrow. Here I will share the first line from the novel I am currently reading, Mary and Bright by Shannon Graupman.

    “Mary Bradford’s heart raced as she sat on the edge of her king sized bed — her gaze affixed on the single white sheet of paper resting on the nightstand.”

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  5. Happy Friday!
    Here are my lines: “On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front or a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn’t parked a car, nor had he come by taxi. No neighbor had seen him strolling along the sidewalk. He simply appeared, as if stepping between one shadow and the next.”


  6. My first line is from a book but Andrea Boeshaar: My Heat Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley. Part of the first page fourth paragraph down.

    A light breeze cooled the sudden perspiration on Mac’s brow. The war was over. Besides, Father was counting on him to make something of himself— prove the gossips wrong— in this new land in the Shenandoah Valley.

    I really want to read this novella anthology!


  7. A col!action novella. I usually don’t read them as I read to fast and I am through the story before it sets with me. I am featuring one of Margaret Coel books about the Arapahoe indians.

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  8. I saw this book on Amazon yesterday and I love all the authors in it, so I plan on purchasing it eventually. The first line on my blog is from a novel by Michelle Griep, The Captive Heart. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter 5 from the book I’m currently reading, The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller “It was entirely possible that the excitement of last month’s come-out ball was about to be surpassed.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  9. Happy Friday! (What’s left!) My first lines (sorry, but I included the 2nd) is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart:

    “Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. She should have been prepared.”


  10. I’m hoping to get a chance to check this collection out.

    I have the first line from Tamara Leigh’s latest release, The Awakening, on my blog, but here I’m going to share the first line from my current read, ‘Weaver’s Needle’ by Robin Caroll:

    “Unless you get one of those miracles they’re always talking about in church, I don’t see how you’ll be able to keep the business open into spring.”

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

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  11. I just got my copy of this book! Can’t wait to read it!

    My current first line is from Cathy Gohlke’s Until We Find Home: “Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres.”

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  12. This sounds like a great read! I do enjoy themed novella collections – there are times when I enjoy the shortness of a novella.

    I’m sharing the first line from Aint Misbehaving by Marji Laine on my blog. I’m currently reading My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. It’s the middle book in a trilogy and I really shouldn’t have read the third book first, because it did ruin some of the big-picture suspense. Here’s the first line:

    The cry for help came as I was coasting toward the bicycle rack at the far end of the story.

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