First Line Friday #51

My husband and I traveled this week to Springfield, Missouri for my his work. On the way, we had a layover in the beautiful city of Chicago. All I got to see of the city was an aerial view since we were in the airport for less than an hour, but that view from the airplane was lovely. (Picture below) It's not the best shot because the window had spots on it. But still, isn't it pretty?

The book I'm featuring this week takes place in Chicago. The novel is Fair Play by Deeanne Gist.

Deeanne Gist has a distinctive author voice. Her writing is witty yet it has great depth. Her heroines are smart and capable women. In this particular novel, the main character is the captivating Billy Jack Take. She is saddled with a man's name and takes on a man's profession as a doctor at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Her dream is to have her own medical practice.Our hero is Hunter Scott, a Texas Ranger. He is a tough character who has no patience for big cities. In addition, he believes women should only work at home. You can imagine these too will soon clash.Despite their differences, they are attracted to each other. Together they fight for the underprivileged children of the garbage-infested streets of Chicago. As their feelings for each other grow, will Billy be willing to give up her dreams of owning her own practice for the domestic joys of caring for her husband? Or will Hunter give up the wide open spaces of Texas and move permanently to Chicago?

Chapter 1

"Open those doors!" A woman in the new common-sense skirt shook her umbrella at a Chicago World's Fair guard.

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. If you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured on their blogs by clicking on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


January 19, 2022