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

Today I am excited to be featuring The Chisholm Trail Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #12) by Kathleen Y’Barbo. Each of the books in this collection stand on their own, and take a look at a different time in American History. Feel free to jump in with any story that catches your attention. I will say however, that I have read and enjoyed each story in this collection.


April 1880
On the Chisholm Trail
North of Waco, Texas

          The stars at night were big and bright. Eliza Gentry sighed. Was there any more beautiful sight? There couldn’t possibly be. A wisp of cloud drifted lazily over a nearly full moon while the cattle lowed in the distance. 

I took the liberty to add a few extra lines because I just felt like you needed to gain the full picture. I wanted to keep going, but atlas, I must stop.  Be sure to pick up a copy to enjoy!


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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10 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Chisholm Trail Bride

  1. My first line is from Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters:

    Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal—much less four of them.
    Just finished this wonderful book!

    Waiting for The Chisolm Bride in the mail!

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  2. This one is waiting for me on NetGalley (what a blessing that resource is!) Currently, I am reading The BLUE CLOAK through Celebrate Lit (yay!!) and NetGalley.
    ” It was unbecoming to be jealous of a dear friend’s marriage.”
    However, I really think the first line of this book starts with ”Dear reader…” One that skips over this miss the overlying arc of (blank) upon the whole novel.

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Those are beautiful opening lines, and I’m definitely now adding this one to my TBR!

    On my blog today I’m sharing the first line from Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade:

    “The hospital’s electronic doors whooshed open as Penelope Quinn rushed toward the emergency room.”

    Hope you have a great weekend!


  4. I’m currently reading Seven Brides of South Dakota series by Kari Trumbo. The first line in the 9th Chapter in the first book is, “The bitter cold numbed her toes through her boots and wool stockings as Ruby rushed to the Moore house.” I wish you a blessed weekend.

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  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Marry Me” by Autumn Macarthur:

    “The intercom on the hospital room wall beeped, interrupting Melanie and Alia’s fast and furious clapping game and their storm of giggles.”

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  6. I’ve read most of this series & this one is next up! I’m sharing from The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin today. Here is the first line from chapter 3:

    “It wasn’t easy to open the front door of my cottage with a bread bowl of stew in my hands and a jug of milk under one arm. But I managed.”

    Happy Friday!

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  7. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett but right now I’m reading Labeling Lincoln by Stephenia H McGee so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 here: George struggled to keep his composure as they led him deeper into the bowels of the prison.” Happy reading this weekend!

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