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

Today I am excited to be featuring Waltz in the Wilderness (Chaparral Hearts) by Kathleen Denly.  This debut novel released this week, and I have been enjoying my time with these characters. Check out the first line below and then be sure to snag a copy to enjoy this weekend! Be sure to check back here on Monday for a fun giveaway!


October 1850
California Gold Fields


The scream pierced Eli, ripping her from sleep.

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  Waltz in the Wilderness


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 Friday: Waltz in the Wilderness

  1. I loved this book so much!!!!

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/02/07/first-line-friday-122/. I haven’t started the book yet, so I will share a line from the novel I am reading with my Freshmen Honors class, Elsewhere.
    “The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain.”
    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤️📚

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  2. Thank you for sharing my novel today!

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line of Elizabeth Camden’s Toward the Sunrise, but here I’ll share the first line of the book I couldn’t put down last night: The Duke’s Refuge by Lorri Dudley

    Nevis, British Leeward Islands
    …Why did you not mention your illness sooner?

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  3. Read that one last week! Great story!

    My first line is from The Blizzard Bride by Susanne Dietze
    “ Forgive my cryptic invitation to lunch, Miss Bracey, but I dared not go into detail on the chance your post was intercepted.”
    Happy reading this weekend!

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  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Fifth Avenue Story Society” by Rachel Hauck:

    “Well this was a fine mess.”

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  5. I’m currently reading Finding the Road Home by Tina Radcliffe and the first line is “Police chief Mitchell Rainbolt shook his head as he slid into the front seat of his departmental SUV and tried to remember by he was still in Rebel, Oklahoma, running a department with less staff than the Arrowhead Diner across the street.” I’m really enjoying it so far! I hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂


  6. This week on my blog I shared the first line from More Than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson but I’m currently reading The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck so I’ll share the first line from chapter 9: “The only thing worse than donning a rented tux on a Friday night so he could rub elbows with Manhattan’s rich and infamous, was inviting a last-minute date.” Hope you have a great weekend!


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