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First Line Friday: A Heart Realigned

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Hi, reader friends and happy weekend to you! We ended up going camping last week in Shawnee National Forest!

I can’t believe we haven’t ventured down that way to camp before now! It’s only a couple hours drive for us and it is a completely different landscape compared to our neck of the woods.

We stayed at a campground with a pool so the kids could demonstrate their newly acquired skills for their daddy and we all slept good and hard that night! What’s your favorite local escape?

Speaking of camping, this week’s featured book has a sweet little camper trailer right on the cover!


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


A Heart Realigned by Elizabeth Maddrey

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Azure Hewitt eased her pickup to a stop in front of the stone mansion and shifted into park.


This series just keeps getting better and better, reader friends, I’m so glad I purchased this ebook! Don’t y’all simply adore these covers?! Super cute! They want to live on my shelves forever but I have to settle for wish listing the print copies for now.

Azure is such a fascinating character. I love her lifestyle, artistic talent, and her staunch nonconformist tendencies. Azure came across as a bit of an extremist at first yet she was also willing to consider other perspectives.

Matt is a mister steady dedicated to his family and community yet still grieving and searching for contentment or direction. I adore this guy for his work ethic, loyalty, and faith (as a matter of fact, he reminds me a lot of my guy).

Matt pursues Azure patiently and prayerfully with a few communication bumps in the road (authenticity bonus points) and they just make my reader heart so happy! I highly recommend the Peacock Hill Romance series.


Peacock Hill Romance series

A Heart Restored by Elizabeth Maddrey A Heart Reclaimed by Elizabeth Maddrey


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14 thoughts on “First Line Friday: A Heart Realigned”

  1. Happy Friday, Beth! 🙂

    My first line comes from The Trial by Robert Whitlow.

    Truth will come to light; murder cannot be hid long.

    Celeste Jamison tossed and turned but couldn’t sleep.


  2. That’s a great book!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love is Patient by Lila Diller:

    “I flipped through the pages of the bridal magazine yet again, from one dogeared page to the next, dreaming and desiring.”


  3. Happy Friday!????

    My first line comes from a book I will be reading soon, Oh My Stars by Sally Kilpatrick.

    And it came to pass in those days, that a decree went out from my mother that I would be playing the Virgin Mary in the Dollar General drive-through Nativity whether I liked it or not.

    Haha! I love those first lines and can’t wait to read this book!

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


  4. I cut the headlights and turned onto Lunada Bay Road. Fog crept around the hilly street, clasping hands with darkness. I could barely see more than a few feet ahead.
    By Lida Sideris


  5. I so want to read these books. Those covers are cute!

    I just started “Nice to Come Home To” by Liz Flaherty. The first line is: Why didn’t you ever come back here?

    Have y’all planned your next camping adventure? Love that you’re getting out to enjoy God’s scenery! Have a fabulous weekend, friend!


  6. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first line of Veronica Roth’s Carve the Mark on my blog today. Here, though, I’ll share the book I’ve just started to read – A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan.

    “Once upon a time, a little girl helplessly watched as liquid gold spun a web across her tiny frame, racing to wrap her up in an icy cocoon.”

    I hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend and happy reading! ????


  7. Those are definitely unique covers–and I like them. 🙂 On my blog this week I am featuring “Saving Truth” by Abdu Murray, Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth World. Since I am still currently reading this book, I will share the first two lines from Chapter 4. “History’s most influential person expressly binds freedom to the limits of truth. “You will know the truth,” Jesus says, “and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)” May your weekend be a refreshing one for you.


  8. Hi Beth!
    My first line Friday is from a book I received in the mail today…
    The Fisherman’s Daughter by Melinda sue Sanchez

    The steady slap, slap, slap of my skirt against my shins gave rhythm to my steps as dust landed like a sifted powder on the tips of my leather shoes.

    blessings, Tina


  9. Happy Friday!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Auschwitz Lullaby but it’s also what I just finished reading so I’ll share my favorite quote from the book here: “Sometimes we have to lose everything to find what is most important. When life robs us of what we thought we could not live without and leaves us standing naked before reality, the essential things that had always been invisible take on their true value.” Hope you have a great weekend!


  10. I love the covers in this series!

    Over on my blog, I’m showcasing the first line from Carolyn Miller’s new novel, Miss Serena’s Secret. It’s SO good. I’m almost finished with the book, so here I will share the first line of chapter 26.

    “I cannot help you.”

    A bit blunt and harsh! Lol.
    I hope you’re having an awesome weekend filled with great reading time. ????❤????


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