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

Today I’m featuring Bounty Beyond Reason (Brides of Blessings #7) by Kari Trumbo. This boisterous historical western follows an unlikely female bounty hunter on mission to recover a prized horse. Little does she know that she’s about to find a lot more than she anticipated. Be sure to watch for my review this next week!


June 1853
Blessings, California

          Hannah stared down the barrel of her Sharp’s carbine right to the center of Emmitt’s chest, but doubt hit her to the center of hers.



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13 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Bounty Beyond Reason

  1. Great opening!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘Dancing in the Rain’ by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery on my blog today, but I’m currently up to chapter eleven, so here’s the first line from chapter eleven:

    “Nervous energy filled Loni’s stomach as her plane made its descent into Blountville, Tennessee.”

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  2. My first line is from The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep from the Mayflower Brides series.
    This from Chapter 18.

    Night faded like a bruise, the predawn darkness lightening in increments from black to indigo, painting the world in deep blue.

    Michelle certainly has a lyrical way with words. This book is not unlike Last of the Mohicans only much more readable than Cooper!

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  3. That’s a captivating first line! Today on my blog I am sharing a book I read a long time ago by Mary Connealy that I greatly enjoyed, Petticoat Ranch. Here I will share the first line from the book I am currently reading/studying, “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray. “You’ve been at an intersection before, waiting for the red light to change, and had that uneasy feeling: Is the bus next to me moving forward or am I in reverse?” This book is about finding meaning and clarity in a post-truth world. I highly recommend this author. Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

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  4. This book is next up for me. I am very excited to read it. It will be my first book by Kari Trumbo.

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from To Kill a Mockingbird — one of my most favorite books ever written. So here I will share from the book I am currently reading, The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. I am just beginning chapter 14, so I will share the first line from there.

    “Try as I might, I can’t release Sam’s kiss from my memory.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  5. I just finished my book, so I’ll share the first line of the next one on my list, “Love Letters & Home” by Danni Roan.
    Philomena tossed her dark hair over her shoulder in agitation, then turned back to the computer screen. She had already read through the document three times, but no matter how many times her violet gaze scanned the letters, comprehension simply wouldn’t set it.”
    I can’t wait to get more into it!

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  6. Fabulous cover! And a must-read-more first line!

    My blog post today is sharing the first line from Solo Tu by Narelle Atkins. It’s book #7 in the Tuscan Legacy series, and is set in Australia. I’m currently reading another beach book – Sanover Beach Memories by Emma St. Clair. Here’s the first line:

    “They had both been grounded for a week when Jenna’s father found the initials she and Steve carved into the birch tree.”

    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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