First Line Friday | The Heart’s Charge

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Welcome to First Line Friday!

Today I’m featuring

The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer.

Members of Hanger’s Horsemen, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks arrive in Llano County, Texas, to deliver a steed, never expecting they’d deliver a baby as well. Left with an infant to care for, they head to a nearby foundling home, where Mark encounters the woman he’d nearly married a decade ago.

After failing at love, Katherine Palmer dedicated her life to caring for children, teaming up with Eliza Southerland to start Harmony House. From mixed ancestry, illegitimate, and female, Eliza understands the pain of not fitting society’s mold. Yet those are the very attributes that lead her to minister to outcast children. The taciturn Jonah intrigues her with his courage and kindness, but there are secrets behind his eyes–ghosts from wars past and others still being waged.

However, when a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of Horsemen are exactly what the women need. Working together to find the children, will these two couples find love as well?

From Goodreads

Now it’s your turn. Pull out the book beside you and tell us the first line.

9 thoughts on “First Line Friday | The Heart’s Charge

  1. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Just Look Up” by Courtney Walsh:

    “Lane Kelley rested her hand on her knee, willing it to stop bouncing.”

  2. I really like this series by Karen Witemeyer!
    This week I am featuring Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin, a stupendous book!

    The Netherlands. may 1945 prologue
    Every sound in the coal-black night seemed magnified as Lena lay awake in bed, waiting. She heard the quiet rustlings of the shadow people as they crept through the darkness in her farmhouse.

  3. I need to read this book 🙂
    “Everybody thought Tansy Calhoun was heartbroken after Jeremy Simpson threw her over for Jolene Hoskins.” Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart.

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Come back to Me by Jody Hedlund. I’m just starting chapter 11, so I’ll share from there:
    “How could she possibly survive without money?”
    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

      1. It’s ok. I’m struggling to read right now. I don’t think it’s the book’s fault. I’m in a spiritually restless place right now and I’m having a hard time escaping into books at the moment.

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