First Line Fridays: Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh


Happy Friday friends!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh


If you’re looking for a book surrounded by small towns, trying to figure out your place in the world, and rebuilding a farm, then this is the book for you. Plus, there’s a smalltown unsolved mystery and a mysterious hot guy. Plus, aren’t the boots on the cover the cutest? I seriously want a pair.

And the first line is:

Beth Whitaker hated flowers.

Wondering why Beth hates flowers? Well, I guess you’re just going to have to read the book to find out!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!


27 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

  1. I absolutely LOVE the cover of Hometown Girl and the first line does leave one wondering!

    I’m sharing the first line from Christmas at Harrington’s by Melody Carlson on my blog today. In keeping with my Christmas theme, I’ll share the first line from another Christmas book inching its way up my TBR list: A Husband for Holly by Marion Uechermann. “OH NO. Hurry, Heather, before she spots us.”

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    • Ooh, that’s a fun first line! I’m looking for Christmas books so I’ll definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing Ellie! 🙂


  2. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Divinely Yours by Karin Gillespie

    The red light on Skye Sebring’s computer blinked rapidly, announcing the arrival of her first client of the day. Within seconds a girl with darting eyes entered the cubicle. She wore a spiked leather wrist cuff and a t-shirt with the logo “Hustle or Die.”

    Have a great weekend

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  3. This was such a good book. I’m hoping we see more of this group of people from Courtney Walsh.

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

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    • I’m hoping we see more from the group too! Courtney is an amazing writer. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well. 🙂

      That’s a cute first line! I’ll have to check that out since I’m in need of Christmas book suggestions. 🙂


  4. I’m looking forward to reading that!!!

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice by Angie Dicken

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    • Okay, I think you’re the third person I saw this weekend share the first line from this book. I need to read this. Haha. Hats should come back into fashion. Happy Weekend Beth! 🙂


    • Whoa! That’s an intriguing first line. I’ve heard so many great things about Hedlund’s book. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend Anneliese! 🙂


    • Aren’t they the cutest? I actually tried to google to see if I could find a similar pair and couldn’t find any. 🙂 Happy reading Heather! 🙂


  5. I loved this book so much! Walsh is SO good!!!

    Today, I am featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

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    • I agree! Walsh did an incredible job with it! 🙂

      Ooh, I still need to read Hamlet, but that line makes me want to pull it out and read it now. I think I have a copy somewhere. Thanks for sharing Nicole! 🙂


  6. This book is calling to me from my TBR pile! I’m in love with the cover! And the setting (based off my hometown orchard)

    My current first line is from A MOTHER IN THE MAKING by Gabrielle Meyer: “John Orton stared at Anna’s portrait, his grief nothing compared to his pulsing guilt.”

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