First Line Fridays- A Love Restored

A Love Restored

by Kelly Goshorn

a love restored

Today on First Line Fridays, I am featuring Kelly Goshorn’s debut historical romance, A Love Restored. I’ve given you a little more than one line, just to set the scene.

Loudoun County, Virginia

August 1873

Land sakes it was hot.

Ruth Ann Sutton peeled the black stockings from her legs and stuffed them into her boots. If only she could do the same with her insufferable corset.

What an introduction to Ruth Ann! Sounds like she’s a feisty young woman. I’m looking forward to reading her story next week. Look for my review on September 30th, right here on Stories By Gina.

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CPQ1ZDJ 

Now grab the book nearest to you or the one you’re reading and comment with the first line. Then head to Hoarding Books for more participants in First Line Friday’s.
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About the Book:

With pert opinions and a less-than-perfect figure, Ruth Ann Sutton doesn’t measure up to Society’s vision of a perfect lady. When she accepts a position teaching in a Freedman’s School, it threatens the only marriage offer Ruth Ann is likely to receive. She’s forced to choose between life as a lonely spinster or reinventing herself to secure a respectable proposal. Determined to rise above his meager beginnings, Benjamin Coulter’s reputation as a fast learner and hard worker earns him the opportunity to apprentice with a surveyor for the railroad—a position that will garner the respect he craves. After a chance encounter with Ruth Ann Sutton, Benjamin is smitten with her pretty face, quick wit, and feisty personality. When others ridicule his choice, will Benjamin listen to his heart or put ambition first?

kelly goshornAbout the Author:

Kelly Goshorn weaves her affinity for history and her passion for God into uplifting stories of love, faith and family set in nineteenth century America. Kelly earned a B.A. in Social Studies Education from Messiah College and an M.Ed. in History Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Her debut novel, A Love Restored, received recognition as the winner of the 2015 COTT Olympia Contest and as a semi-finalist in the 2015 ACFW Genesis contest.

Kelly has been enjoying her own happily-ever-after with her husband and best friend, Mike, for 28 years. Together they have raised three children, four cats, two dogs, a turtle, a guinea pig, a gecko, and countless hamsters. Thankfully not all at the same time. When she is not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her young adult children, scrapbooking with friends, board gaming with her husband, and spoiling her Welsh corgi, Levi.

8 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- A Love Restored

  1. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Rebecca’s Legacy” by Betty Thomason Owens:

    “Are you crazy? My father’s going to kill me.”

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  2. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    This sounds like a really good read. I’ll have to add it to my ever-growing TBR list. On my blog, I’m featuring Karen Witemeyer’s novella, “The Love Knot.” Since I’m still reading it, I will share the first lines in Chapter 7. “Claire pushed away from the paddock fence when she saw Pieter exit the station house. Her heart ached with yearning at the sight of him. She still loved him. Desperately. But she wouldn’t pledge her life to a man until she was certain of him.” I wish you a relaxing fall weekend. Cooler weather has finally arrived in Michigan.

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  3. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden.

    PROLOGUE

    Baltimore, Maryland, 1867

    “Come on, boy. Your dad needs you.”

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  4. Kay Garrett says:

    “Action!”

    At her director’s prompting, Katlynn Brennon aimed her sincerest smile into the television camera, stuck our her forehead and tipped down her chin for her best angle.

    “A Cowboy’s Pride”

    by Karen Rock

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  5. j9reads says:

    I’m featuring lines from A.K. MacBride’s upcoming release Shattered on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Rachael Brownell’s Chasing Fate. It’s my quirky blind date with a book this month.

    ”What do you mean, you quit your job?”

    Happy Reading!

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  6. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Snowfall on Lighthouse Lane by JoAnn Ross…..

    Life, as Aiden Mannion knew firsthand, could be dangerous. Anything could happen. You could be hit by a taxi while sightseeing in Times Square. Run headfirst into a tree while shushing down a diamond run pretending you were Bode Miller.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Fall!💕

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  7. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Good first lines and such a good cover! I’m sharing from a Christmas novella on my blog. Here I’ll share from Belle: An Amish Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Sarah Price:

    “Sunflowers always made Belle happy. Very happy.”

    Happy Fall!

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  8. thebeccafiles says:

    I shared this one a few weeks ago! I still haven’t gotten to reading it but I hope to very soon!
    The book I shared this week is Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble but I’m currently reading an ARC of The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall so I’ll share the first line here: “What would it feel like to drown…to float listlessly down… down… beneath the chilled waters of the Atlantic?” I can honestly say I don’t want to find out! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! 🙂

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