Friday, July 9, 2021

First Line Friday #8- Love's Dwelling

 Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend!

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!! It’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from Love's Dwelling by Kelly Irvin.

"A crimson cardinal perched on top of the empty bird feeder outside the kitchen window."

This is the first book of her new Amish Blessings series.

About the book (from Goodreads):

Cassie Yoder loves her job as a housekeeper for elderly couple Job and Dinah Keim. Their only children, a son and daughter, left the Haven, Kansas, district and their faith more than twenty years earlier with no contact. Cassie feels for the Keims because her own parents’ infertility struggles left her an only child in a community where big families are a blessing.

When Child Protective Services shows up on the Keims’ doorstep with their five grandchildren, their quiet lives—and Cassie’s—are turned upside down. Mason, the oldest grandson at twenty-two, believes his siblings should be his responsibility and struggles with giving the Keims authority.

Moving in with the Keims, Cassie jumps in with both feet and is happy for the challenge of caring for these English-raised children.

Mason and Cassie strike up an uneasy alliance that turns into friendship, and then something more, but neither dares to admit it. Can an English man and an Amish woman find common ground and a home together?


Child protective services and Amish do not normally go together so I am intrigued by this book!

Your turn! Grab the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments!Hoarding Books


  1. Looks like a lovely book Cindy. I used to live in a house where we would get regular visits to the bird feeder by cardinals. We don't get them here, but we do have a few bluebirds.

    1. Birds are interesting to watch, that's for sure. I am halfway through the book and having a hard time putting it down! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. You're book looks good!

    I'm reading Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. It's absolutely amazing. Here's a line from the chapter I'm currently on: "in the eighth grade I went on my first-ever real camping trip to the mountains with a group from my school."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

    1. I am halfway through it and having a hard time putting it down! Can't wait to see how it ends :) I have Before I called You Mine on my never-ending TBR list :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. That looks like a sweet story.
    Sounds fun!
    My First Line Friday post is from The Ice Swan by J’nell Ciesielski:

    1. I am halfway through and loving it, can't wait to see how it ends! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. August 1870
    Independence, Missouri

    “When a man grows up in wild country, huntin’ food, eyes wide open for trouble, he knows when he’s being watched.
    From A Man With A Past by Mary Connealy

    1. That sounds interesting, thanks for sharing :)