First Line Fridays – Hearts Entwined

Welcome to another installment of First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books. This is a collection of novellas written by some favorite authors including Karen Witemeyer’s “The Love Knot,” Mary Connealy’s “The Tangled Ties That Bind.”  Regina Jennings offers “Bound and Determined,” and Melissa Jagears’ “Tied and True.” 

Hearts entwined

The Love Knot by Karen Witemeyer

“Claire Nevin frowned at the cheerful white clouds frolicking across the blue sky and tried to close her ears against the chipper melodies the birds insisted on singing in response to the deceptively fine morning. Ignorant creatures. Could they not sense that this day held no cause for celebration?”

So, grab the book nearest you and comment what your first line is (with title and author, of course!) and then head over to Hoarding Books to see all of the other books/blogs featured today.

19 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Hearts Entwined

  1. Happy Friday!

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I’m reading now, Any Day Now by Robyn Carr.

    So, this is what a new life looks like. Sierra Jones opened her eyes on a sunny Colorado morning to that thought.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!


  2. carylkane says:

    Adam Bryan pushed into the Magnolia Cafe and turned to wait for his younger sister Daisy. – Second Change Rose by Liz Talley (Christmas Roses by multiple authors)

    Happy Friday!


  3. lelandandbecky says:

    Another one on my must read list! Happy Friday!

    My first line(s) is from the Prologue in Susan May Warren’s new book Troubled Waters, which I finished last night:

    “Oh, this was a bad idea. Epically, abysmally, horrendously bad.”


  4. I just bought this book. Can’t wait to start it.

    Today, I’m hosting Oath of Honor on my site. I just started it, so I’m only at chapter 3. So, here I will share the first couple of lines from that chapter.

    “‘Kevin!’ But with the doors shut and the windows up, he wouldn’t hear her whispered shout. She should have lied and said the place was covered in cameras.”

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  5. I just finished responding to your comment on my blog and asked if this was from the Hearts Entwined collection. Guess I should have visited everyone before I responded to my comments!! Can’t wait to read this one!

    I’m featuring Valerie Fraser Luesse’s “Missing Isaac” over at my blog, but the first line of the book that is currently sitting in front of is:

    “It was no surprise to me that I’d lost track of time.” (from A Song of Home by Susie Finkbeiner)


      • I stopped reading romance because so many authors take you on the bedroom and I got tired of reading the books, then I found cozy mysteries and been reading them. The sex and volience are off the pages. You will welcoming animal abuse in a cozy. Right now recused animal is the target of many Cozies. If I find one, I will mention it in my review. There are so many of them I can’t read them fast enough. It is good to know which romances are cleaned.


      • That’s why I had stopped reading for awhile as well and one of the reasons I started up the blog. You can count on there not being any “active” sex scene description in anything I post. While some do have sex for various reasons, it’s all off page. Two other blogs to watch are Just Commonly and Reading Is My Superpower. They both typically take the same approach as well. I hope you’re able to find some new reads!


      • I am finding plenty to read. My reviews chance the sex and volience off the pages. That is the definition of a cozy mystery. You will find plenty on my self, I have over 500 reviews there. If I find a book that does have it, I will mention it in my review. I will check out those blogs as soon as I find time. Thanks for the visit and information. IMy blog has been active since 2014, I believe. I just started doing meme last month.


  6. I’m looking forward to reading this collection!

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.
    The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright


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