First Line Friday (#24) – The Lightkeeper’s Bride




Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I’m highlighting in my June TBR pile,  the second book from the Mercy Falls series.

This week’s book selection is: THE LIGHTKEEPER’S BRIDE by Colleen Coble.




THE LAPEL WATCH on her blouse read half past nine when Katie Russell removed the skates from her boots and dropped them inside the door of the Mercy Falls Telephone Company.

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About The Lightkeeper’s Bride (Mercy Falls, #2)


When Katie answers the call of duty, she awakens the call of her heart.

Katie Russell loves working as a telephone operator in Mercy Falls, California.  But since childhood she has been expected to marry well.  Her family presses for an engagement to wealthy bachelor Bartholomew Foster and though he doesn’t stir her heart, their engagement promises a secure financial future.

Working the phone lines one evening, Katie overhears a chilling exchange between her friend Eliza and a familiar male voice.  Katie soon learns that Eliza has disappeared, and the crime may be linked to another investigation by handsome new lighthouse keeper, Will Jesperson.  Katie and Will soon form an alliance.  An alliance that slowly blossoms into something more.

Despite the danger surrounding her, Katie is powerfully drawn to Will.  But she is not at liberty to marry for love.  And though society forbids their growing affection, Katie can’t help but notice Will’s sense of peace.  It’s a peace that rests on his trust in God – a trust that Katie has never had to depend on, with her future so clearly mapped out before her.

But the more Katie uncovers of the mystery, the more she discovers about herself, her past, and the brilliant future that could be hers if only she has the courage to trust in God and follow where her heart so fearlessly leads.



What are you reading? Share your first line in the comments below. Don’t forget to visit Hoarding Books to see what other book bloggers are sharing.


  1. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears. Since it’s my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter Nine, which is where I left off: “You want me to cut all of this?” I hope your weekend is relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable!


  2. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s Ever Faithful on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:

    “What have you done now?” Nate kept his voice low as he tightened his fingers around his kid brother’s collar and glanced down the rain-darkened Brooklyn alley.”


  3. This sounds great! I love romantic suspense and I love visiting lighthouses and I’m always intrigued by novels with telephone or telegraph operators. I guess that’s another one on the to-read pile …

    I’m sharing from Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall on my blog today, and I’m currently between books and looking for inspiration here on First Line Friday. Have a great weekend of reading!


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