Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring
Of Hearts and Home by Ann Elizabeth Fryer.
When Hugo Davidson is offered the chance to help a school in the cozy community of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, he has no idea that his arrival may upset the one-room teacher’s living and risk his carefully mended heart.
Leah Waters, jilted by her fiance six years prior, has carved out a respectable existence. But when a British educator moves to town, she instantly closes her heart to possibilities and her mother’s match-making shenanigans. But at what cost? Can she reconcile her growing feelings and love again? Or will the school board’s plans derail everything?
[Graphic Text]: Crab Orchard, Kentucky, October 16, 1899 — Gentle winds spilled around Leah that morning, and the sun showed no sign of dimming behind the clouds.
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