First Line Friday #97

Happy Easter!! In spite of churches being closed and our state of Michigan being in lockdown, that doesn't mean I will skip Easter this year. I plan to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who died for my sins so that I can live for all eternity with Him. Hallelujah!!! Happy, happy Easter!!!!

The book I'm featuring this week has nothing to do with Easter. Lol! I'm sharing The Shotgun Proposal (Heroes of Hays Book 3) by Barbara Goss.

First Line:

Rance Balcomb stood at his parents' graves, and bent to set the bouquet of flowers near the tombstone.

My Review:

This story is absolutely entertaining, often keeping you at the edge of your seat. How can two strangers marry who cannot even communicate with each other? How can such a marriage work? Elsa speaks a dialect of German since she’s from Russia. Rance is an American and only speaks English. Yet they are forced to marry.

What begins as a trial of major proportion, ends as a romantic blessing created by God. This story truly is as Joseph said to his brothers in Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.”

This novel is a beautiful, believable romance mixed with mystery and suspense.

Your Turn:

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