First Line Fridays- The Christmas Heirloom Post #3

The Christmas Heirloom

A Shot at Love: A Sound of Rain novella

by Sarah Loudin Thomas

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 A Shot at Love from Sarah Loudin Thomas.

November 1958

Bethel, West Virginia

Fleeta hunkered low, careful not to rattle the crisp fallen leaves all around her. She didn’t want to be seen or heard.

Is Fleeta hiding from someone? Is she waiting for someone? Why is it so important she stay still and hidden?

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 Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” Fleeta Brady’s rough-and-tumble childhood means she prefers hunting to more feminine activities. She never expected her family’s brooch might be how a fellow hunter turns her attention from competition to romance.

sarah loudin thomasAbout the Author:

Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Sarah is represented by Wendy Lawton of Books & Such Literary Agency.

Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina with Thistle–the canine equivalent to a personal trainer pushing them to hike, run, and throw sticks. Sarah is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading. Learn more at

3 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- The Christmas Heirloom Post #3

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    “Woo-hoo! Go get ‘em cowboy!”
    Emma Maxwell Norman pushed a stroller with her two-year-old twin daughters closer to the Big Heart Ranch main corral, where hoots and hollers of excitement filled the air.


  2. joyofreadingweb says:

    Such a great collection of stories in this book!! 🙂
    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s newest book “The Reluctant Warrior”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 20 of the same book.
    “What harebrained decision had caused John to come west working for the Chiltons?”


  3. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from the book It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale…..

    “I want to spend Christmas at the cabin.” Nana’s voice came from the dark stairway, startling Holly McAdams and making her jump as she walked in the front door, the warmth of the little house a stark contrast to the icy cold outside.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊🎃💕


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