Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

I’m happy to share with you this week one of my favorite Viking stories! Today, I am featuring God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert. This fantastic book is the first book in Heather’s Viking Saga, and it just so happens that it is FREE this month!
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God's Daughter


Straumsfjord (upper North America)
Circa AD 1000

          Some bulls are just better off dead.


Hmmm…. What did that bull do?
Guess you’ll have to pick-up a copy of the book to find out!


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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25 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – God’s Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert

  1. Haha! What a first line!

    I’m featuring the first line from The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller on my blog this week, but right now I’m almost finished a gripping read by Candace Calvert–Disaster Status–so I’m going to give you the first line of that:

    “Fire captain Scott McKenna bolted through the doors of Pacific Mercy ER, his boots thudding and heart pounding as the unconscious child began to stiffen and jerk in his arms.”

    Gotta get back to it! Have a great weekend 🙂

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  2. I’ve shared on my blog, but the book I am reading this morning is Understanding Color in Photography by Bryan Peterson “The most vitally important element that goes into the making of each and every color we photograph is, or course, light.”

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    1. Hi Tima! Thank you for sharing the first line of the book you are reading. The first thought that popped into my mind is: The most vitally important element in our lives is the light of Our Creator.
      Have a happy and blessed Sabbath!


  3. That’s on my list to read!

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Love Unawares, a historical fiction book by Michelynn Christy:

    Prairie, Texas 1895
    “Well, Jed. Are you ready to meet your new wife tomorrow?”

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  4. Ooh, this sounds like an interesting read. Just downloaded it on my Kindle! 🙂

    I’m sharing about Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but here I’m going to share the first line from The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon.

    Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.

    Chapter 1
    This was not how I’d thought I would die.

    Happy Friday!

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  5. I adore Heather’s Viking series!
    Here’s the first line from my next read:
    “Fowltown Village, Georgia
    Big Chestnut Moon (October) 1817
    Captain Marcus Buck dropped to one knee beside an Indian’s crumpled form and swept a hand down her face, lowering her lids over sightless eyes.”
    Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More by April W. Gardner

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  6. The honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs. Above her, heavy clouds menaced the moon, revealing then concealing the scene below.
    From The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.

    Only half done with this one but it is turning out to be just as good as the other two in the series!

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  7. I LOVE Heather’s books! HAPPY FRIDAY!

    Rebecca Hawes lay awake in her tent, convinced that the howling wind was about to lift her entire camp into the air and hurl it to the far side of the desert. Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

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  8. Interesting! I have never heard of this author before. I will have to check her books out.

    I am showcasing Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz this week, so I will post the first line from the book I plan to read after I finish Embracing Hope.

    “This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. Dozens of little awestruck faces crowded the large studio as I took position to practice my Sugar Plum Fairy solo.”

    So, a little more than one line, but I really like the image this creates of cute little ballerinas excited to see a performance. This comes from A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal.

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  9. I am currently reading The Trouble with Falling, written by a South African author. Somehow I’ve only read the first book in the series but skipped to book 4. Oh yeah, it’s because I got a great deal on the book. 🙂 I really enjoyed The Trouble with Flying and gave it four-stars.

    Just a caveat before the first line. This book, while it does not contain any sexual situations, does have some references to certain body parts that should not be mentioned (at a bachlorette party). And a “mild” swear word is used several times in it. Other than that, I am enjoying the book so far. Stay tuned for a review once I’ve finished.

    So here is the first line

    The guy on the other side of the craft supplies store is watching me.


  10. Well, I just ordered this book for my Kindle. 🙂 I remember loving the ride in Norway at Epcot–the original Vikings ride before it became a Frozen ride. Happy Friday!

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  11. I’m sharing from The Dishonourable Miss DeLancy over on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Captive Brides collection. I’ve just started Waltzing Matilda by Lucy Thompson. Here’s the first line:

    Matilda Brampton took one more look at the walls of the Parramatta Female Factory and vowed it would be her last.

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  12. Ok, now that’s an intriguing book. I’m going to check it out. Thanks for sharing it. I’m featuring A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano on my blog, but here I will share the first line from a novel I recently published called Reluctant To Wed. “Sitting in her grandfather’s traveling coach, Emma suddenly felt the impact of her decision.”

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  13. oh i MUST find time to read that book soon!!

    My current first line is from Love Held Captive by Shelley Shepard Gray: “There was almost nothing there. Almost.”

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