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!

Felicia Filly
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.


  1. I’m tossin’ in my guesses!
    #1 Mary Connealy
    #2 Donna Alward

  2. Hi Merry! Felicia just added your guesses to the tally 🙂 Good luck to everyone!

  3. My guesses are

    #1 Mary Connealy
    #2 Donna Alward

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

  4. This is going to be such fun! Keep those guesses coming.

  5. I’m in the hat too!
    #1 Mary Connealy
    #2 Donna Alward

  6. 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!

  7. 1) Mary Connealy
    2) Donna Alward

  8. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

    Can’t wait to see whats coming up this week! Wahoo!

  9. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

    fun game…darned I’m going to be gone on vacation a couple days and miss most of it 🙂

  10. Mary Connealy
    Donna Alward

  11. Howdy y’all, have fun with the guesses and enjoy your prizes, winners! oxoxox

  12. 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

  13. my guesses

    #1 Mary Connealy
    #2 Donna Alward

  14. 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!

  15. Filly #1 – Mary Connealy

    Filly #2 – Donna Alward

    This was a fun challenge!

  16. Filly #1 – Mary Connealy
    Filly #2 – Donna Alward

  17. #1 – Mary Connealy

    #2 – Donna Alward

    Love Mary’s writing! What a hoot!

  18. lol It seems like we are all in agreement:

    l. Mary Connealy
    2. donna Alward

  19. LOL :-)Great minds DO think alike!

    1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  20. I loved reading the first lines!

  21. 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! 🙂


  22. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  23. I agree with everyone else, this is great!
    1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  24. 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!

  25. Just a quick note to say the Fillies are keeping a tally of the guesses. You ladies are making it easy!!!!! The drawing will be later tonight 🙂

  26. Now this is what I call a showdown at Wildflower Junction!

  27. OK, now I’ve got that song from “Gunfight at OK Corral” going through my head… 🙂

  28. I’m havin’ go much fun trying to figure ‘um out that I forgot to tally! Lots of fun!

  29. I love first lines. They can truly make or muddle a book LOL. Happy guessing, ladies. oxoxoxox

  30. Paty Jager is gonna do a guest blog for me soon and I just realized her latest release is also Doctor in Petticoats. Great minds think alike. oxox

  31. Here are my guesses…

    1. Mary Connelly
    2. Donna Alward I think…

  32. 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

  33. #1. Mary Connealy and #2. Donna Alward.

  34. 1) Mary Connealy
    2) Donna Alward

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

    Good Luck to everyone!

    Pat Cochran

  36. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  37. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  38. I knew Mary’s right off, but the other one was harder to figure out.

    1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

  39. 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.

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    Filly #1 – Mary Connealy

    Filly #2 – Donna Alward

    Great fun as always on Petticoats and Pistols.

  41. 1. Mary Connealy
    2. Donna Alward

    Keep the contests coming!

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

    Thanks for the great giveaways.

  43. 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.

  44. I can’t be the one to break the streak:
    Filly l:
    Mary Connealy
    Filly 2:
    Donna Alwood

  45. 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. 🙂

  46. 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.

  47. I am saying the book is A Lady Like Sarah which I just finished reading

    Please enter me


  48. Filly #1 is Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connery


  49. Filly #2 is Petticoat and Pistols by Mary Connely

    I love her books


  50. 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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