First Line Fridays: The Rancher’s Secret Child by Brenda Minton


Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How has everyone’s week been? It’s been a bit of a lazy week for me since it’s been storming every day, but I’m not complaining. It’s the perfect weather to cozy up with some good books.

In fact, the book I’m featuring today is one of the books I’m currently reading.

The book I’m featuring is:

The Rancher’s Secret Child by Brenda Minton

The Rancher's Secret Child

Love Inspired is one of my favorite inspirational brands because they’re not only addicting, but they are short and quick reads. They’re perfect when you need something light and cute.

The Rancher’s Secret Child” is about a cowboy who grew up in a rough home, used to be a famous bull rider and have it all, only to become a recluse rancher.

That is until he finds out a beautiful woman and a five-year-old boy completely change his life, especially when he learns that the boy is his.

So far I’m really enjoying it. I’ll be reviewing it for Love Inspired on May 22nd so be sure to check back on the blog for it.

And the first line is:

A car door slammed and a child’s laughter rang out, followed by a woman’s voice.

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

8 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Rancher’s Secret Child by Brenda Minton

  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!😊📚📚


  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from Robin Mason’s The Silent Song of Winter.

    ” The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me.”


  3. Happy Friday!

    Today, I am showcasing Karen Barnett’s novel Where the Fire Falls (#2 in her Shadows of the Wilderness series) over on my blog. Here I will share the first lines from chapter 2.

    “Clark grunted as he jostled the bags under his arm and clambered up the stairs. At her disposal? First change he got, he’d be setting this little minx straight.”

    Have a great weekend!


  4. This looks like a great read!
    The book I’m sharing this week on my blog is Grace in Strange Disguise but here I’ll share from The Calling of Emily Evans by Janette Oke, which is the book I featured for my Memorable Monday post this week: “Emily Evans lifted a slender hand and pushed back a wisp of wayward brown hair.” Have a great weekend! 🙂


  5. That cover is perfection! Horse, cute kid, hunky guy, beard, cowboy hat… now they just need to find the lucky lady! I’m currently reading Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett. Here are the first couple of lines from chapter 10…
    “Clark strode into the Glacier Point Hotel. A burning sensation simmered in his gut, like his best campfire stew straight from the pot.”


  6. I’m sharing from a favorite re-read on my blog, but I’ll share from my current read here – a novel set in the 1920’s, Ramble and Roar by Catie Cordero:

    “I wasn’t looking for death. It found me. That’s what I tell myself.”

    Happy Friday!


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