Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.
I’m excited to share with you today a book I’m just starting, and I can say that I’m already pulled in and captivated. My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken is schedule to hit the shelves on November 1st. You won’t want to miss this delightful story!
Journey now to Castle Gate, Utah of 1910 where…
Forbidden Love Tries to Survive Old World Expectations
Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life.
Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble.
Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him. When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind.
Castle Gate, Utah 1910
Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.
Who is Leanna trying to avoid?
I have to admit, after that line I had to read the first chapter, which lead to the next chapter, and… well you get the idea. Watch for my review to come soon!
Now it’s your turn!
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