First Line Friday (#6) – Beyond All Measure


Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I’m highlighting in my March TBR pile, the first book in the Hickory Ridge series.

This week’s book selection is: Beyond All Measure by Dorothy Love.




Hickory Ridge, Tennessee

June 1871

Holding tightly to her worn travel satchel, Ada Wentworth stepped through a cloud of billowing steam and scanned the rain-slicked railway platform, looking for the woman who had promised to meet her.

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About Beyond All Measure (Hickory Ridge, #1)

Escape to the beautiful Smoky Mountains as Hickory Ridge recovers from the ravages of war, and one young woman arrives to make a new start.

Alone and penniless following her father’s death and a broken engagement, Bostonian Ada Wentworth journeys to Hickory Ridge to take a position as a lady’s companion to the elderly Lillian Willis.  Using the millinery skills handed down from her mother, Ada hopes to earn enough money to establish her own hat shop back east.  But then she meets Wyatt Caldwell, Lillian’s Texas-born nephew, and suddenly her plan seems far less simple.  As Ada becomes a part of life in Hickory Ridge—joining the church quilting circle, helping a beautiful little girl at the orphanage, she finds her feelings for Wyatt growing ever more serious.  But Wyatt has plans of his own.  Plans that will take him far from Hickory Ridge.  Can she trust Wyatt with her future . . . and her heart?


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 Comment

  1. My first line comes from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear
    June1,1797 Knox County, Tennessee
    It was unbecoming to be jealous of a dear friend’s marriage.


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