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First Line Friday #45: My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas

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First Line Fridays

Happy Friday, reader friends! Don’t miss the current giveaways!

It’s time again to peek at a first line and chat books in the comments!!!

After you say hi and drop off your first line in the comments, hop around to the other First Line Friday ladies for more book recommendations!

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas by Erica Vetsch

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Trans-Pecos Territory of West Texas, 1874

Only the army would think a place like this worth defending.

The plight of two orphans brings two very different people together in a rugged western fort. Military precision, medical practices, and interaction with Native people groups provide an interesting and adventurous backdrop for this sweet romance.

 My Heart Belongs

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

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28 thoughts on “First Line Friday #45: My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas”

  1. Every time I see this book I think, “That’s right. I really want to read this book!” Thanks for reminding me again 🙂

    I have the first line of Tosca Lee’s ‘Firstborn’ on my blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line of “Wings of the Wind” by Connilyn Cossette:

    “Forging through the teeming mass of Canaanite soldiers in this vast army camp, I’d never felt more alone.”


  2. On my page I’m sharing the first line from Such a Hope by Sondra Kraak. However, here I’m going to share the first line of book on my TBR stack; “The Miracle of the Seventh-day Ox” by Bradley Booth: “Nickolia Panchuk stared at the four walls of the jail cell around him. The cold gray concrete made him feel as if he were in a tomb–cold and frightened and alone.”


  3. My first line comes from an advance read of a book that will have a permanent home on my “favorite books” shelf. THE ASTONISHING THING by Sandi Ward releases in November. It’s so clever and touching…told from the point of view of a cat, Boo, who is trying to solve the disappearance of her human mom and help her family heal. So, so sweet! “Let me tell you about my mother.” (Mainstream with references to faith, 99% clean)


  4. The first line I want to share is in the Prologue of An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter. “Many a man has been inspired by a great father or a noble brother, and young six-year-old Lord Trent Hawthorne had been blessed with both.”

    Trent and Adelaide are forced to marry after finding themselves in a compromising situation. Trent’s dream was to have a love match like his parents. Unfortunately, as a gentleman, those dreams had to die in order to save Adelaide’s reputation. But being willing to marry her is not the same as truly accepting her as his wife.


  5. It sounds like a good book!
    My first line is from True to You by Becky Wade:
    “Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.”


  6. YES, my heart does belong in Texas! I love stories that set in my home state. I have this one waiting for me on my Kindle.

    My first line comes from Live Fee of Die by Hunter Lee.

    Friday, 19:00 GMT

    Dawkins Eames tugged on his collar while he gazed at pedestrians jockeying for position at the crosswalk.


  7. I have this book waiting on my kindle – need to get to it soon!

    Kathleen Fullers’ Written in Love begins as an epistolary. Here is the first line from the first letter:

    “November 2

    Dear Mr. Chupp,
    Your letter was accidentally sent to my house.”


  8. Harley Diekerhoff looked up from peeling potatoes to glance out the kitchen window.
    From – Christmas at Cooper Mountain by Jane Porter


  9. I want to stand next to her in that cover! If my backyard looked like that my heart would belong there too ????


  10. Thank you Beth Erin for this fun post! My first line is from the new WWII romance,The One True Love of Alice-Ann. Alice-Ann Branch stood in front of her bedroom dresser,eyes focused on her reflection in the large oval mirror hanging before her.


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