Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.
Happy Spring! For the second Friday in a row, we have a theme: “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” This means that those who choose to share first line(s) based on the theme pick a book that is related to or represents “lion, lamb, weather, March, etc.” in some way. Something about this theme just calls for puns…fair warning.
Now and Forever by Mary Connealy (Bethany House, 2015) was the first book to spring to mind because the heroine, Shannon Wilde, absolutely adores her sheep. The hero of the story, Matthew Tucker, is a legendary mountain man, a trapper, and a died in the wool carnivore. As for lions to go with those lambs, since the setting is the American West, would a grizzly do instead? Because that’s just what our hero is about to run into, as this story starts just after the first book in the Wild at Heart series ends, with Tucker a bit distracted by his unwanted attraction to a certain Wilde sister who had unsuccessfully attempted to continue her masquerade as a Wilde brother after the end of the Civil War.
Here’s the first line:
“Aspen Ridge – Dakota Territory/Idaho Territory Border – August 1866
Matt Tucker could take people for only so long and then he had to get up in the mountains, all the way up where he was more likely to run into a golden eagle than a man.“
Now it’s your turn…