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

This week I’m featuring A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. This story is rich in intricate historical details that pull you in and keep you turning pages late into the night. If you enjoy reading Historical Fiction, you will want to snag a copy of this book! You can read my full review (Click Here)

As a special bonus there is currently a giveaway running for a print copy of this book along with a fun author interview (Click Here).


A Refuge Assured

Paris, France
August 10, 1792

          Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.

Something is coming!  What will happen to Vivienne and her shop, her livelihood?

The line above is from the Prologue. I couldn’t help but to make a graphic to share with you for the first line from chapter 1 also.



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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26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green

  1. Happy Friday!

    My first line comes from a book I will be reading soon, August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski…..

    I started wearing my grandmother’s old cat-eye glasses in June, right after my latest crush nearly crushed me.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

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  2. Such a beautiful book!

    Here’s the first line from my current read.

    Four years to the day after the alien planet arrived above Earth, Sofi’s papa had collapsed on the rickety front porch of their buttermilk-yellow farmhouse. –Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber

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  3. I can’t wait for my copy to come soon!

    I’m featuring “The Saturday Night Supper Club” by Carla Laureano on the blog today, but my first line here will be the book I’m currently reading, “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky.

    February 1909
    Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. That’s the line I was sharing this morning! It’s such a great book!
    I think I’ll share the first line from Part 4 Chapter 23 of “A Refuge Assured”
    Secrets, Paulette Dubois knew how to keep.

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  5. Beautiful cover! The first line definitely pulls you into the story. On my blog, I’m featuring Wilted Dandelions by Catherine Ulrich Brakefield. Here I will share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Stone Creek, Michigan, 1900. “Sophia Bidershem jerked awake as the train whistle blew.” I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  6. I just have the last 50 pages to read of this book. I am loving it! I just wish I had more reading time.

    Over on my blog, I am featuring Heather B. Moore’s novel, Worth the Risk. I am very excited to read that book. It sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

    Here, I will post from the novel I am currently reading, A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green. It is an AMAZING story that I am enjoying wholeheartedly. I am just starting chapter 29, so I will share the first two lines from this chapter.

    Asylum, Pennsylvania
    July 1795

    Still damp with morning’s dew, the cool earth soiled Vivienne’s apron as she knelt in her garden, tugging weeds from between iris and yarrow. Geese soared overhead, soft brown chevrons against a sky of robin’s-egg blue.

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  7. Y’all. (Can I say that even though I’m not Southern?) I can’t tell you how much it means to see that you are reading and enjoying A Refuge Assured!! Thank you! Loved reading all the other first lines, as well. Each one makes me want to grab the book!

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  8. I do read historical books but prefer the ones they’ve a mystery. This one Sounds like it does. Today I am featuring one of my favorite author’s cat sentient series featuring Joe Grey and friends as they aid the po!I’ve catch criminals

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  9. Josie Gallagher gripped the letter from the county manager’s office with tight hands. – Her Secret Daughter by Ruth Logan Herne

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂

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  10. From Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky:
    Paragraph 5 of page one.
    February 1909
    Bella has visited many lovely homes in London after her presentation at court and the rounds of balls and dinner parties during her first two seasons, but she’d never seen a more lavish home tha Broadlands, her family’s new country estate.

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  11. Ooohh! Want to read! Happy Friday! My first line is from Forward to What Lies Ahead by Chloe S. Flanagan:

    “Regina’s cellphone buzzed sharply, shattering the silence of her apartment and making her coffee table vibrate.”

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  12. Loved this one!

    I’m featuring Jennifer Rodewald’s Valentine’s Day novella on my blog, but at the moment I’m refreshing my memory on Mary Weber’s The Evaporation of Sofi Snow:

    “The ice-planet arrived in the dusky heat of summer twilight during Earth’s Fourth World War.”

    Have a great weekend.


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