First Line Friday #80

I can't believe how this summer is flying by. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

Today on First Line Friday I'm featuring a wonderful novel by one of my favorite authors, Karen Witemeyer. The book is called More Than Words Can Say. It's my current read, and I'm only in Chapter 14, so I don't know how it will turn out. What I do know is that I am loving every minute of it so far. And don't you just want to smile when you look at that book cover?

(By clicking on the author's name, it will take you to her Amazon Author Page where you can see all the books she's written. Click on the book title and it will take you to the product page of this novel.)

May 1896 — Honey Grove, TX

"The council has denied your appeal, Miss Kemp." Mayor Longfellow delivered the blow with a finality that threatened to buckle Abigail's knees.

Book Description on Back Cover:

After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free. No family entanglements. No disappointing those around him. Just the quiet bachelor existence he's craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away when the baker of his favorite breakfast bun is railroaded by the city council. Despite not wanting to get involved, he can't turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.

Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery's deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. That person definitely isn't the stoic lumberman who oozes silent confidence whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can't even control her pulse when she's around him.

When vows are spoken, Abigail's troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister. Can she put ever more trust in Zach without losing her dreams of independence?

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.

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January 19, 2022