First Line Fridays- The Christmas Heirloom Post #2

The Christmas Heirloom

Gift of the Heart

by Karen Witemeyer

img_2422The next four weeks on First Line Fridays, I am featuring the four novellas from A Christmas Heirloom. These four stories are connected by a heirloom brooch that is handed down through the generations. Plus, each of these stories is connected to or a continuation of a previous series written by each of these authors. 


Today, I am sharing the first line from Gift of the Heart from Karen Witemeyer.

October 1890

Hope Springs, TX

Ruth Fulbright held her sleeping seven-year-old daughter snugly on her lap in the middle of the stagecoach seat while the passengers who considered themselves her betters exited the conveyance.

Why is Ruth on the stagecoach? Where is she going? Who is she going to see? Why does she feel like the other passengers think they’re better than her?

Pick up a copy today to find out!

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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.

About the Book:

In Karen Witemeyer’s “Gift of the Heart,” widow Ruth Albright uses the family brooch as collateral for a loan from the local banker. But the more she comes to know the man behind the stern businessman, the more she hopes for a second chance at love.

karen witemeyerAbout the Author:

For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.

Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit

2 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- The Christmas Heirloom Post #2

  1. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sandra Byrd’s novel Lady of a Thousand Treasures. I’m LOVING this book. Currently, I am on chapter 10, so I will share the first line from that chapter.

    “I had no faith at all in the doctor who had been tending my uncle.”

    Hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤️ 📚


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