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

Today I’m super excited to be featuring A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn. I knew the moment I read the synopsis that I’d enjoy this story, what I didn’t expect is all the emotions I’d feel as I read the story! To learn more, see my full review!

Be sure to check out the Author Interview & Giveaway with Kelly Goshorn


Loudoun County, Virginia
August 1873

          Land sakes it was hot. 
          Ruth Ann Sutton peeled the black stockings from her legs and stuffed them inside her boots. If only she could do the same with her corset.


August sure is hot, and I for one am thankful that we don’t wear corsets or have to wear thick stockings!

You can be sure that something exciting is about to happen next, and trust me when I say that you won’t want to miss out on reading this fantastic story!


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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17 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: A Love Restored

  1. Happy Friday!😎

    My first lines come from a book I’m reading shortly, Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis.

    The rain’s finally stopped. We’re late. I’d better get you home before your father comes looking for us carrying his squirrel rifle—thunderstorm or no.”

    “Hmm,” replied Amy. John’s attempt at humor fell short of its mark.

    Have a relaxing weekend Trisha and happy reading!😊

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  2. Aww…this one sounds really nice! The book I’m sharing on my blog is “His Bluestocking Bride” by Sally Britton. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 17. “Tucked up in her favorite chair by the library fire, Ellen turned the page in an interesting volume on the subject of astronomy.” May you be able to fully enjoy your weekend!

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  3. I’m sharing from Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks on my blog. It’s a standalone thriller, not part of her Gwen Marcey series, and it’s set in Alaska – always a great start! I don’t have a line to share here because I’ve been editing this week, not reading, and the first line might change. I’ll be sharing it just as soon as I get permission from the author 🙂

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  4. My first line comes from The Choice by Robert Whitlow,,,

    Rutland, Georgia, 1974

    Sandy Lincoln nervously twirled her long blond hair around her index finger.

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

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  5. I’m currently reading Elizabeth Maddrey’s Donuts & Daydreams which I’m really enjoying. The first line is “‘Oh, thank goodness you’re still open.’” I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  6. My first two lines are from An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White:
    May 11, 1915
    Poplar, London, England
    Barclay Pearce shouldered his way through the mob, invisible. He’d learned over the years how to blend into any crowd,and this one was no different.

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  7. I’m featuring my newest book by a favorite author, Early Riser by Jasper Fforde. I flipped a bit forward to page 15, so I could share a line:

    “There was an intake of breath. It was the mission statement of the Campaign for Real Sleep, sort of a rallying cry.”

    Happy Friday!

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  8. I have this one on my TBR 🙂
    The book I shared this week on my blog is A Changed Agent by Tracey J Lyons. Shockingly I’m not reading a book right now because I finished one last night and was gone all day today. This won’t be a reading weekend for me but I’m enjoying a busy weekend with friends and family. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  9. Happy Saturday! 😀

    Yesterday on my blog, I shared the first few lines from Monstrous Beauty by Carol E. Keen. I’m just really getting into the book, so I’ll share another line from that book here:

    “Tucking an errant group of hair behind her ear, Annabelle Giles planned out her morning.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time! 😀📚

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