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

Today I’m excited to be featuring The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham! This wonderful, heart-warming story is sure to not only entertain but to also keep your attention!  I found myself invested in these characters right from the beginning! CLICK HERE to read my full review!


Azure Springs, Iowa 1881

               “She dead?”
     Em heard a man’s voice from somewhere above her. A strange thumping pulsed through her with each word he spoke. Her throat burned, screaming for water, but she could not cry out.


I hope that you get the opportunity to pick up a copy of this wonderful book to enjoy for yourselves!


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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26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Hope of Azure Springs

  1. I’m not sure when I’m going to squeeze this one in, but I’m determined to do it somehow!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I’m going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    ‘Land sakes it was hot.’

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  2. Looking forward to reading this one, Trisha! It caught my eye a few months ago when they revealed the cover, I think.

    On my blog, I’m featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I’ll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser’s Searching for Eternity: “I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day’s work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program.”

    Have a blessed weekend! 🙂

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  3. This is surely a catchy opener!

    I featured the first line of Suzanne Rindell’s new book, Eagle and Crane on my blog but let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.

    “Dear You,
    It’s exactly nineteen years since that luminous morning when we smiled and said good-bye. That we would see each other again was never in doubt, was it? It was a question of when, not if. In fact, it wasn’t even a question. The future might have seemed as insubstantial as the curled edge of a dream, but it unequivocally contained us both. Together.”

    Hope you liked it. Enjoy the weekend! 😀

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  4. Happy Friday!😊

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend,happy reading, and stay cool!😊💖

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  5. That first line catches the attention immediately. Not sure I’m going to be able to squeeze this one in this time, but man, I need to after that first line. 😀

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”

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  7. This is a beautiful cover!

    Since I featured Murder at the Flamingo this week, I’ll share a line from the beginning of chapter 9 here: “At night, the cares of the day unraveled with the pulse of the clubs.”

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  8. Your review makes me want to read this book! It looks excellent!

    I’m sharing the first line from Falling for the Cowgirl on my blog today, but I’m currently reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. The first line is “Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.”

    I hope you are doing well, getting good answers from your doctor, and have a great weekend! 🙂

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    1. I hope you gets to enjoy the book soon!!
      I’ve heard lots of good things about Carla Loureano’s book. I need to read it.
      I have a consultation appointment with a surgeon next Friday. It’s recommended that I have the benign tumor removed. It’s a little one at just over a centimeter. But I’m thinking it’s best to take care of it now as it has potential to become a problem. I don’t want that!!


      1. I hope all goes well! If you have to have something, better to have something fixable before it becomes a big problem.

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  9. The Hope of Azure springs had caught my eye before, but that first line makes me want to check it out even more. Thanks for sharing!

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

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