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To Capture Her Heart: First Line Friday #8

Carrie @ Reading is My Superpower
Rachel @ Bookworm Mama
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books

First Line Friday

Happy Friday, y’all!!! I feel like I’m going in a dozen different directions at once this week. Hubby is moving to a different shift at work, we’ve started a new homeschool curriculum for the kids, and Christian Fiction Readers Retreat less than a week away!!!

Check out the gorgeous cover of this week’s feature!

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

To Capture Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

June 21, 1653

“The thunder of a thousand hooves pounded in her ears and she buried her head beneath her tethered hands.”

That is an edge of your seat first line!! The first book in this series was fabulous and I love that the series is inspired by the author’s own ancestors. I enjoy dabbling in genealogy and have found some interesting individuals while researching my and my husband’s trees.

One of the most notable ancestors I’ve found is Daniel Boone, my hubby’s 1st cousin 9x removed. My husband and I both have loads of English, Irish, and German blood. Hubby even has a great-great-grandfather who was born in Russia and immigrated to Texas!

Colonial America to fresh off the boat, history is fascinating when we feel connected to it. Tell me what you know about your ancestry in the comments!

So, open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what these First Line Ladies are up to:
Reading is My Superpower | Bookworm Mama | Singing Librarian Books

If you’d like to share the First Line Friday fun on your blog, let Carrie know!

8 thoughts on “To Capture Her Heart: First Line Friday #8”

  1. “The scent of rain laced the afternoon breeze as it shoved through summer-green trees, ramming ominous black clouds together like a craggy mountain ridge.” From The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck


  2. If the crust is properly quick-fried, the vegetable itself is still tough and tasteless; if it’s cooked long enough to make the eggplant creamy, the breading is too saturated with fat. page 182
    Butter Beans to Blackberries by Ronni Lundy


    1. That is a conundrum! I don’t think I’ve ever eaten eggplant but I’m not very good at eating my veggies anyway.
      Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in the fun!


  3. We only see what we want to see – in people, in love, and in life. – The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron



  4. My first line today is”William Shakespeare was born nearly 500 years ago in Stratford-upon-Avon, an old English market town surrounded by green fields and ancient woodlands.” From World of Shakespeare Reference Book…I’m a nerd and proud of it lol! I am part Native American. Enough that I am a tribal member. Our tribe is Citizen Potawatomi Nation. We had a “Trail of Death” (similar to the Trail of Tears) when our tribe was forced to relocate and many people didn’t make it. Supposedly we are descendants of the Chiefs family. And we recently received our Potawatomi names. They gave me “She has a dancing heart”. Jadah, “Big Brother” and Ezra, “Gift”.


    1. Thanks for the nerdy first line! 😉 Rachel, that is fascinating family history. I’ve heard rumors of Native Americans in our tree but more often than not rumors end up being false. What a rich heritage to have!


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