Day One: Filly First Lines Extravaganza

Are y’all ready for Filly First Lines?  Before we get started, here’s what’s up for grabs from that ten gallon hat chock full of prizes…


Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy


A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley


Give Me a Texas Ranger from Linda Broday


Fire Eyes from Cheryl Pierson


Touched By Love and a bracelet from Tracy Garrett.


Winning sonethin’ is easier than falling off a greased log.  You don’t have to guess which book, just the name of the Filly who wrote these high-kickin’ first lines. Leave a comment and your name goes in the hat  for today’s drawin’.  Right or wrong, you’ve got a shot at a prize.

 On Friday the Fillies are gonna count up the guesses on their fingers and pretty little toes. Whoever gets the most right wins a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. If there’s a tie, we’ll  break out the hat and have a draw-off. Good luck, y’all!  


Filly #1

1. The Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode in, late as usual.

2. Belle Tanner pitched dirt right on Anthony’s handsome, worthless face.

3. Beth McClellen would die before she missed Mandy’s wedding.


Filly #2

1. There were times in life you either had to go big, or go broke.

2. When Mike Gardner came walking up the path in just that way, Grace knew she was in trouble.  

3. “In two hundred meters, turn left.”


Post your guesses, ladies!  The lucky winners will be named in the wee hours of the mornin’, so check back tomorrow .  . . There’s good stuff a-coming from Wildflower Junction!

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When I'm not keepin' all these Fillies in line, I'm practicing my roping so I can catch me a cowboy. Me and Jasper (my mule) are two peas in a pod. Both of us are as crotchety as all get-out.

50 thoughts on “Day One: Filly First Lines Extravaganza”

  1. My guesses are

    #1 Mary Connealy
    #2 Donna Alward

    Great idea…I am feeling the need to add to my TBR pile!

  2. 1)A) Calico Canyon
    B) The Husband Tree
    C) Doctor in Petticoats
    Mary Connealy

    2) A) One Dance With The Cowboy
    B) Marriage at Circle M
    Donna Alward

    I’m having so much fun seeing which ones I’ve already read and learning about those that I haven’t read yet!

  3. This is soooo fun! One was a little tough for me but one was easy, I got one right for sure 😉

    Here are my guesses!

    1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. No doubt about it. #1 Mary Connealy, #2 Donna Alward. I am reading The Husband Tree right now, so I knew that one right away!

  5. Filly #1: Mary Connealy
    Filly #2: I really have no idea as I don’t recognize any of the lines, but since all the other commentors are saying Donna Alward, I’ll go with that! 🙂


  6. How fun is this?

    1.Mary Connealy
    2.Like Kim, Not sure, but since the consensus seems to be Donna Alward, I’ll go with that!

    LOVE Mary’s books – heading out into my library to see if I can find Donna Alward!

  7. this took me an hour to find the answers and geez, I could have just looked on the blog. Oh well,
    #1. Mary Connealy
    #2. Donna Alward

  8. My guesses are Filly #1 is Mary Connealy and
    Filly # 2 is Donna Alward.

    Good Luck to everyone!

    Pat Cochran

  9. Filly #1 is Mary Connealy
    Filly #2 is Donna Alward

    This was so much fun! I felt like I was on a scavenger hunt…I use to love them when I was young! Course that was only a couple of years ago… yeah. more like 35. 🙂

    Thank you for the fun time!

    Cindy W.

  10. Filly #1 – Mary Connealy

    Filly #2 – Donna Alward

    Great fun as always on Petticoats and Pistols.

  11. Well I’ve got to agree with everyone else, Mary Connealy and Donna Alward.

    Thanks for the great giveaways.

  12. I would have say Mary Connealy for the first but would only be able to go with the concensus on Donna Alwood. Donn, I will have to find and read your books, soon.

  13. The first one is definitel Mary Connealy and the second one I have no idea, but most seem to agree that it’s Donna A.

    Thanks for having a contest. I might could actually win and that is good. 🙂

  14. Filly #1 – Mary Connealy

    Filly #2 – Donna Alward
    Marriage at Circle M by Donna is the second quote; that I know.

    Good time finding the answers.

  15. I love the questions here, thanks for the contests.
    I like to say it is
    Mary Connealy
    and Donna Alward

    happy Summer reading

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