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First Line Friday: This Wilderness Journey

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Hello, reader friends!!! It’s time for First Line Fridays and today’s featured book is part of a CelebrateLit tour and giveaway right now so don’t miss the details below! I’m taking a family time weekend with limited distractions so I may or may not be around over the next few days but leave me a comment, I’d love to know what you’re reading!

We had a few completely beautiful days this week and after enduring a whole week of nasty thunderstorms and dreariness, it felt even better than the most spectacular double rainbow! The humidity dropped (which hardly ever happens outside of a subzero winter cold snap), the sky cleared, and the breeze kept the bugs away for three whole days!

I even took Suzie, a book, and a couple of pillows (yes, I’m spoiled, so what?!) out to the kids’ playset on Sunday afternoon while everyone else napped (hubby built it with a 6’x6′ elevated covered deck for those of you picturing me stretched out on a big slide)… Bliss, y’all! It was a refreshing hour of uninterrupted peace, quiet, and sunshine.


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This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller

This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller

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I am the luckiest man alive. Here I stand at the edge of the world, nothing below me but rock and mountain and snow and a lake so clear it reflects the sky like green moss.


This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller quote + review on Faithfully Bookish



Misty’s CelebrateLit tour and giveaway launched yesterday!
Check out my friends’ posts at A Baker’s PerspectiveAmong the Reads for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!!!

This Wilderness Journey by Misty M. Beller CelebrateLit $50 Amazon gift card giveaway


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20 thoughts on “First Line Friday: This Wilderness Journey”

  1. Happy Friday! 🙂

    I’m sharing Beyond the Ashes by Karen Barnett over on my blog, so here I’ll share my favorite line from a book I recently enjoyed, The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin:

    Did he really stand by me if he didn’t love all of me, if he wanted me to lock up my passions, dreams, and hopes – my gift – and be what he wanted me to be instead?


  2. What a blissful way to spend an hour (or more!)

    I’m sharing the first line from “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett on my blog today, but right now I’m going to share the first line from another read I recently enjoyed: The Captured Bride, by Michelle Griep.

    “It ain’t right. YOU ain’t right.”

    Don’t take it personally. 😉


  3. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading next, Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.

    “I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.” Travis Maxwell looked across the conference table at his sisters, Lucy and Emma, hoping for confirmation, and then shoved another cinnamon roll into his mouth.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!????


  4. Happy Friday, Beth!

    My #FLF is from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.


  5. Over on my blog I’m featuring Among The Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 22.
    “The wrench spun like a dial, blurring faster and faster until it flew off the side of the engine and cartwheeled in the dirt.”


  6. Prologue
    Bruce fumbled behind his ears, adjusting the elastic band necessary to hold his Santa Claus beard in place. His salt and pepper hair was mostly white around his temples, the only places not covered by the traditional Sandy hat, so he fit the part well.
    By Beth Wiseman


  7. Happy Friday!

    This Wilderness Journey is popular this week. I’m surprised I haven’t heard of it until today. I plan on adding it to my extensively long TBR pile.

    My FLF this week is Love in the Balance by Regina Jennings. I’m also reading Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer.

    Cisco, Texas – April 1883
    “Tonight is the night. She could feel it.”

    Have a great weekend!


  8. I’m sharing from the prologue of King’s Folly by Jill Williamson on my blog today, so here I’ll share from the first chapter:

    “A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”

    Happy reading!


  9. Happy Friday!

    Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.

    “Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!


  10. Great minds!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first paragraph to This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller. Here I will share the first two lines from the book I’m currently reading, I Am My Beloved by Caryl McAdoo. It’s a retelling of Song of Solomon.

    “Abishag held the cups level and took small ladylike steps, careful not to slosh. She grinned then placed the wine — except water really, her mother wouldn’t allow her real wine — on the stone table.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend with lots of quality reading time! ????


  11. This book is popular this week 🙂
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog is Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’ll share the first line from that here: “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Happy reading this weekend! 🙂


  12. Ooh, this looks like a fantastic read.

    I’m sharing about The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd on my blog today. I’m currently reading Just Look Up by Courtney Walsh so I’ll share the first line from that here:

    “He shouldn’t be here.”

    Happy weekend! 😀


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