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Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy: First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! One step forward and two steps back or at least that’s the way it feels around here. After making progress on my tbr last week, life claimed my spare time (headaches and extra long lessons with the kids) and my poor mistreated blog calendar had to be readjusted yet again. So I threw my hands up in defeat and self-medicated with a novella! This is how I cope, y’all. Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy from Crystal Walton was just what the doctor ordered (and by the doctor, I mean me, I ordered myself to read and enjoy). The good news is I’ll have more reviews for y’all as soon as the fog lifts from my brain plus we have current giveaways (in the sidebar)!

Let’s end the week (and my ramblings) on a positive note, check out the Spring Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win loads of prizes from 20+ authors then open the book nearest you and share the first line!


Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy by Crystal Walton

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There are certain things a girl grows up hoping she can skirt through life avoiding.


This sweet read applied humor, healing, and romance to two unsuspecting hearts. Despite its short length, this novella delved into the characters’ past hurts and regrets and still provided an authentic happily ever after (which is what every romance fan is rooting for, right?!) I loved the author’s use of critters with quirky personalities and endearing young girls who love big.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


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12 thoughts on “Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy: First Line Friday”

  1. Happy Friday and weekend! My first line is from “KNOX: The Montana Marshalls” by Susan May Warren:

    “Oh goody, now Knox go to watch his trouble-making little brother break his ornery neck.”


  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller. I am really enjoying the story! I am currently in the middle of chapter 19, so I will leave a line from that chapter.

    “Gideon waited in the drawing room, not daring to sit down, not daring to pace as he’d like to, in case the stoic footman at the door see him and make a fuss. What was taking her so long?”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ???


  3. June 1868
    Dismal, Nevada – Never has a town been named so right.
    The sheriff’s office and the barbershop were in the same building because the sheriff and the barber were the same man. Penny Scott suspected the man made more money at his barbering.
    By Mary Connealy
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  4. Today on my blog I shared the first line from Fated by Teri Terry but I’m currently reading Dead Letter by Chautona Havig. I just started so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 where I currently am: “Hard benches, spartan furnishings, packed conditions—though she’d purchased a second-class ticket as instructed, Madeline couldn’t help but feel like she’d gotten little better than emigrant car accommodations.” Hope you have a great weekend! Spring is in the air! 🙂


  5. Happy Friday! Over on my blog I’m sharing from the first book in Robin Patchen’s Beauty in Flight trilogy. This is the first line from the second book, Beauty in Hiding:

    “Of course it was raining.”


  6. Great minds 😉

    I’m reading Carolyn Miller’s “A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh” right now, so I’ll share the first line of the scene I’m up to (in chapter 5):

    Gideon looked up from the specimen and almost dropped it.

    Have a great weekend 🙂


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