Day Four: Filly First Lines Extravaganza

Ready for more prizes?  Y’all know how to play.  Take your best guess at which Filly wrote these cowboy-loving first lines.  No need to guess the book unless you want to show off! Leave a comment and you’re eligible to win a prize for today. The grand prize of a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble will go to the gal who gets the most right answers at the end of the week. In case of a tie, which there sure could be, the Fillies will put the names in the Stetson and pick one. Take a look-see at today’s give-aways… 


A Glass Beaded Bookmark and a book to go with it from Cheryl St.John


Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy


Give Me a Texas Ranger from Phyliss Miranda


A hard copy of Marrying Minda  by Tanya Hanson


Title of your choice from Winnie Griggs’  backlist 


Okay ladies… take yer best guesses!

Filly #7

 1. Hannah felt the approaching train before she heard it.

2. By the time Quint found the woman, she was dying.

3. Clara Seavers closed the paddock gate and looped the chain over the wooden post.


Filly #8

 1. Caldwell Hackett was getting married tomorrow, and Lord save him, he was a virgin.

2.  Underneath the brim of his black Stetson, Kenn Martin squinted against the sun rising over Hearts Crossing Ranch.

3.  Where is Norman Dale? Minda’s heart thumped. The noon stage had run late, so he had plenty of time to get here. Unless he had backed out.

Filly #9  

1. Caleb crept downstairs, carefully avoiding the creaky third step.  He wasn’t supposed to be up, but this was important.  Besides, he was six.  That made him a big boy.  Daddy said so.

2. An unholy shriek ricocheted through the forest, startling a raucous cloud of blackbirds from the roadside trees.   “Easy, Trib.”  Adam Barr patted the horse’s neck as the animal shied.  What now?

3. “Hey!”  The reedy voice coming from inside Wylie’s Livery and Bridle Shop thrummed with outrage.  “You can’t take those horses ‘til you settle up with Joe.”

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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.

42 thoughts on “Day Four: Filly First Lines Extravaganza”

  1. Wow! I’m first again…that’s two days in a row. Here goes…it was tougher today…

    Filly #8 – Tanya Hanson
    Filly #9 – Winnie Griggs

    Thank you for allowing me to start my day in such a fun way.

    Blessings to all today!

    Smiles & Blessings,

  2. #7 Elizabeth Lane
    #8 Tanya Hanson
    #9 Winnie Griggs

    Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th of July Holiday!

  3. I was slept in today! 🙂

    Filly #7 Elizabeth Lane

    Filly #8 Tanya Hanson

    Filly #9 Winnie Griggs

    Congrats to all of yesterdays winners and what a great way to have fun from the get go today!

    Peace, Julie

  4. #7 Elizabeth Lane
    #8 Tanya Hanson
    # 9 Winnie Griggs

    This has been such a fun week. Have learned lots.

  5. No need to enter me in the contest since I am a recent winner here.
    I think this was a wonderful idea. Some of these first lines have really roped me in!
    When the contest is over, I would love to see a list matching up the first lines with the books they came from. It would help me to narrow down the books I want to look for first!

  6. Hi Judy H! Sounds like a good idea… The books are named in the announcement for the drawing winners, but a single list would be handy. I think Felicia can handle it.

  7. Hey y’all – just wanted to say Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers!

    We’re celebrating poolside with slushy drinks, bbq’d steak and fireworks. 🙂

  8. This has been such a fun contest! Congrats to all the winners! Authors too! 🙂

    7. Elizabeth Lane (ironically I went to high school with a girl of the same name. It’s definitely not the same person though!)

    8. Tanya Hanson

    9. Winnie Griggs

  9. Don’t put my name in the drawing today because I have already been a lucky winner. A big pat on the back to these authors for writing such great opening lines:
    7. Elizabeth Lane
    8. Tanya Hanson
    9. Winnie Griggs

  10. Hello, hello! (Or is that Howdy!)
    I am learning tons of stuff this week, just reading all the blogs and responses. Many thanks.
    My answers are:
    7 – Elizabeth Lane
    8 – Tanya Hanson
    9 – Winnie Griggs
    BTW, Happy Canada Day to Donna and other Canadians as well! I’m off to a park to join the festivities with the golden retriever I’m dogsitting till tomorrow. Should be wonderful! (My kids are away and my husband is working, so I might as well celebrate without them, right?)

  11. I can’t believe I found all 3 books.
    Filly #7 Elizabeth Lane
    Filly # 8 Tanya Hanson
    Filly * 9 Winnie Griggs

  12. Filly #7 – Elizabeth Lane

    Filly #8 – Tanya Hanson

    Filly #9 – Winnie Griggs

    I’ll have to dig some of these out of my boxes and reread them. It has been a while for some.

  13. Thanks to all who participate! I’m having fun. Blessings to all those who sing O Canada on a regular basis. I love that anthem. At a recent Angel-Toronto baseball game, the audience got to sing both national anthems. Great fun.

  14. #7 Elizabeth Lane
    #8 Tanya Hanson
    #9 Winnie Griggs
    Love the pics… the blue one stands out for me! 😀

  15. My guesses for today:

    Filly #7 : Elizabeth Lane
    Filly #8 : Tanya Hanson
    Filly #9 : Winnie Griggs

    Have a great day!

    Pat Cochran

  16. #7 Elizabeth Lane
    #8 Tanya Hansen
    #9 Winnie Griggs

    Loving this. I try to write down my thoughts before I go to the comments and am proud to say I’ve done great!

  17. Wow, this place is hopping. Gonna throw my guesses in the hat…

    Filly #7 Elizabeth Lane
    Filly #8 Tanya Hanson (That 1st opening is… ah… intriguing. LOL)
    Filly #9 Winnie Griggs

    Thanks for the fun.

    Anita Mae.

  18. Hey Fillies,

    Just wanted to stop by since I had access to computer I hope to win

    Here are my guesses:
    #7 Elizabeth Lane
    #8 Tanya Hanson
    #9 Winnie Griggs

    I have finally settled down in AZ I am working on a series of books on the Apache. Anyway I will try to stop by

    I love this contest

    Walk in harmony,

  19. I’m running late today, Happy Canada day to all you Canadians. Here are my answers.

    Elizabeth Lane
    Tanya Hanson
    Winnie Griggs

    Great first lines.

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