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First Line Friday: A Love Restored

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A Love Restored by Kelly J. Goshorn

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Loudoun County, Virginia
August 1873

Land sakes it was hot.


What an appropriate line for today… we are under a heat advisory! It’s simply sweltering out there with the high temps and even higher humidity. I am grateful for air conditioning and have no plans to leave the house until church on Sunday morning (where I will ironically don my year-round jacket and freeze, lol)!

Happy release day to Kelly! I am hearing really great things about this book, reader friends! Kelly will be back with a character spotlight and giveaway in just a couple of weeks! Plus, it is on my calendar for an autumn review!


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42 thoughts on “First Line Friday: A Love Restored”

  1. Haha! I hope you’re keeping cool, Beth!

    I featured the first line of Suzanne Rindell’s new book, Eagle and Crane on my blog but let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Ghosted by Rosie Walsh.

    “Dear You,
    It’s exactly nineteen years since that luminous morning when we smiled and said good-bye. That we would see each other again was never in doubt, was it? It was a question of when, not if. In fact, it wasn’t even a question. The future might have seemed as insubstantial as the curled edge of a dream, but it unequivocally contained us both. Together.”

    Hope you liked it. Enjoy the weekend! 😀


  2. A Love Restored sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    The email from Jay’s wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. – Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Happy Friday and happy reading.


  3. I can only wish! *sigh*

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but I was going to share the first line from my current read with you here, which just happens to be A Love Restored! So I guess there’s no need to share that first line afterall 😉


  4. What a beautiful cover! We’re supposed to get some sweltering weather here today, too! Stay cool! 🙂

    On my blog, I’m featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I’ll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser’s Searching for Eternity: “I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day’s work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program.”

    Have a blessed weekend!


  5. I have this book on my #TBR and hoping I’m able to squeeze it into my reading schedule for July. I’ve heard lots of good things about this book!

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham’s debut book “The Hope of Azure Springs.” I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    “Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  6. “The name is Wainwright,” I said to the conference volunteer seated at the registration table before me. “Brooklyn Wainwright.”

    BURIED IN BOOKS by Kate Carlisle


  7. Happy Friday!???? What a gorgeous cover!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend, happy reading, and stay cool!????????


  8. That first line is so relatable! It has been so hot and humid with lots of thunderstorms here in Florida lately. 😀

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!


  9. Looking forward to reading it!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”


  10. Happy Friday!

    Sounds like my kind of book!

    My first line is from No Regrets #1 Angel of Hope by Vickie Fisher.

    Nicholas McFadden scaled the six-foot privacy fence with ease.

    Blessings, Tina


  11. I hope you’re staying in the AC right now!

    Since I featured Murder at the Flamingo this week, I’ll share a line from the beginning of chapter 9 here: “At night, the cares of the day unraveled with the pulse of the clubs.”


  12. Your first line is probably the same thing most of the United States is or will be saying in the near future! 🙂

    I’m sharing the first line from Falling for the Cowboy on my blog today, but I’m currently reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. The first line is “Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.”

    I hope you have a good weekend!


  13. Sounds like our weather right now!

    My first lines come from “Getting Schooled” by Emma Chase

    “Every town has its stories.  The urban legends, history and heroes. that set it apart from the surrounding areas.  Lakeside, New Jersey, population 8,437, has some real winners.”

    This was a truly fabulous second chance romance with some really laugh out loud moments of the inner workings of a high school teachers and students.

    I’m featuring lines from Alexis Anne’s new release “Come For Me, Darling” on my blog today. Hope you can stop by.


  14. I’ve just downloaded Shivering World by Kathy Tyers, because that’s what the weather is here in New Zealand!

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.


  15. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I’ll share the book I’m currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: “‘She dead?’ Em heard a man’s voice from somewhere above her.” Hope you have a great weekend!


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