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

This week I’m featuring A Mother for His Family by Susanne Dietze. This charming regency period story takes place in Scotland. This captivating story with it’s delightful cast of characters is one you are sure to enjoy! To read my review CLICK HERE!


Perthshire, Scotland
July 1819

          With no warning, the rain-soaked ground underfoot gave way, and Lady Helena Stanhope slid backwards into the mucky trench.


That isn’t anyway to start your day! Her dress is ruined, and along with being wet, she’s now covered in mud.  You’ll want to be sure to snag a copy of this book to find out what happens next!


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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16 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – A Mother for His Family

  1. March 1936

    A long black train scrapes across Mr. Sutton’s fields. – Into the Free by Julie Cantrell

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  2. Oh, Scotland! May have to get my hands on this one.

    Here’s are the first couple lines of a Love Inspired Suspense I finished recently but haven’t featured: Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

    Happy Friday.

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  3. I want to read this! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m sharing Be the Hands and Feet by Nick Vujicic on my blog today, but the first line that I’ll share here is The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Loving this book so far!

    “Three hours in Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.”

    Happy reading! 🙂

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  4. I’m reading “Join the Flub” by Christy Barrett (a mystery)

    “Everyone is just going to die when they see you!” Dizzy squealed and twirled me around in a makeup chair in my bathroom. “Can we say va-va-voom?”

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  5. Ooh! I’ll have to grab this one. On my blog, I’m featuring Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. Here, I’d like to share a line from the 30th chapter of The Captivating lady by Carolyn Miller, which is the book I’m currently reading. “The hope filling his heart leaked out the next day when he saw the way Charlotte barely looked at him.” May you enjoy a blessed, joyful, and restful weekend.

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  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie’s Kisses by Zina Abbott:

    “Kizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored.”

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  7. I’ll have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing!

    I’ll share the first line from my next book on my TBR pile. “The Lost Castle” by Kristy Cambron. I love her books and will read ANYTHING she writes. 🙂

    “Crumbling walls were rare, beautiful things.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. The line draws you right into the book and the cover helps. On my blog today I am featuring on of my favorite author’s book that tells how words will effect the perception of a person or event. I am reading THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff. The FL is “Paris, August 9, 2012 Anne Capestan was standing at her kitchen window waiting for dawn to arrive. She drained her mug in one gulp and set it down on the shiny green tablecloth. She had just drunk her last coffee as a police officer. Or had she?”

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  9. Thanks so much for featuring AMFHM today! Squee!
    First line of DeAnna Dodson’s Thicker than Water: Priscilla Grant huddled under her driftwood-gray afghan in front of the living room’s blazing hearth fire, warming her hands around a cup of hot coffee.

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  10. Sounds like a fun read. I’ll have to check out your review. 🙂

    I’m sharing the first line from Anne Mateer’s No Small Storm over on my blog, so I’ll share a different line here. It’s from A Bride At Last by Melissa Jagears:
    September 1885
    At the sound of running footsteps, Kate Donovan glanced up from dumping mop water in the alleyway outside the school building.
    Happy weekend!

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  11. Books set in the regency period are some of my favorites!

    I’m currently reading Why I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray. The first line in the introduction is “I can’t recall the first time I tried green beans, but I do know I have decided to hate them forever.”

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  12. This looks like a wonderful book! And I am so happy to hear that they are still publishing Love Inspired Historical books–about a year ago, I read that they might stop publishing these stories. 😦 Happy Saturday!

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  13. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It’s a new Timeless Regency Collection. I’m 1/2 way done, and I’m loving it so much. Currently, I’m starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I’ll share that first line here:

    “In spite of Anne’s attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift.”

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