First Line Friday — When Tomorrow Came

28 Apr

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I am featuring a historical novel from Hannah Linder, When Tomorrow Came. This Regency romance looks like something I will love. I hope the opening line of the prologue piques your interest. It is repeated several times throughout, so it’s important!

Here’s the first line:

“All these years.”

They Waited Their Whole Lives for Their Papa to Return
Nan and Heath Duncan, siblings abandoned by their papa and abused by their guardian, have no choice but to survive on the London streets. When a kind gentleman rescues Nan from such a life, the siblings are separated and raised in two vastly different social worlds. Just when both are beginning to flourish and years have healed some of their wounds, their long-awaited papa returns and reunites them—bringing demands with him. Nan is expected to marry a rich suitor she’s never liked, and Heath is expected to forsake his gentle spirit and become the hardened man his father always was.

Dangers unfold, secret love develops, fights ensue, and murder upsets the worlds Heath and Nan have built for themselves.

They’ve waited their whole lives for their papa to return, for tomorrow to come—but now that it has, will they be able to see through to the truth and end this whirlwind of a nightmare before it costs one of their lives?   

Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award winner, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In way of career, Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, National, and International bestsellers. She is also a local photographer and self-portrait photographer. When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments—piano, guitar, and ukulele—songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. To follow her journey, visit

5 Responses to “First Line Friday — When Tomorrow Came”

  1. Cindy Davis April 28, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

    I have seen this one making the rounds. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Nicole Santana April 28, 2023 at 10:50 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Novel Proposal by Denise Hunter.
    “Every ounce of Sadie’s travel fatigue fled at one sight of her summer digs.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤️📚

    • rbclibrary April 29, 2023 at 6:59 am #

      Loved that book!

  3. Paula Shreckhise April 29, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

    That’s my book too!
    My first line this week is from When Tomorrow Comes by Hannah Linder
    London’s East End March 1801

    Impulse made Heath Duncan’s hands slick, made his young muscles tighten with the urge to sprint away.

  4. Danielle Grandinetti May 1, 2023 at 9:39 am #

    I’m looking forward to reading this one! I’m just starting The Swindler’s Daughter by Stephenia H. McGee. The first line is: “Atlanta, Georgia, May 2, 1912 ~ Her entire life was a sham.” Have a great week!

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