Anneliese Dalaba

Readers who love clean, wholesome books and writers who write them.

The book I’m featuring today is “Not What He Ordered” by Laurean Brooks. I’ve only just started reading this book and haven’t gotten very far. But I’m sharing it because it’s my current read. It’s rated a 5-star book on Amazon, so I thought I’d give it a try.

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Denton, Texas

“Carrie Franklin had never set foot inside a saloon.”

Carrie’s brother is a gambler and throws away the money they need to survive on his addiction to cards. She decides to go to the saloon to find her brother, but meets with a bully instead. In self defense, she injures the drunk, possibly killing him. Everyone seems afraid of the man, so she doubts anyone will stand with her in this situation, so she takes a train out of town leaving her brother a brief note.

On the train, she meets a mail-order bride who tells her about her friend who was supposed to be traveling with her to meet her own groom, but backed out at the last minute. Since Carrie is going to the town where this rejected groom lives, her fellow passenger asks Carrie to please inform the man that his mail-order bride changed her mind. Reluctantly agreeing to the plan, she had no idea the rejected groom would believe her to be the woman he was waiting for. Not giving her an opportunity to explain, he sweeps her onto his buckboard and takes her home to his aunt.

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then, if you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to purchase simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the featured book is about, check out the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if you’d like.


One thought on “First Line Friday #34

  1. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Line comes from a book I’m reading now, The Ones We Choose by Julie Clark…..

    If loneliness were a color, it would be the deep purple of my eight year old’s shirt as he walks solitary laps around the school track.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚📚


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