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

Today I’m happy to be featuring A Musket in my Hands by Sandra Merville Hart. This brand-new Civil War story just released this week! I’m currently reading it, so be sure to watch for my review!


August 1864
Cageville, Tennessee

          Clopping in the yard drew Callie Jennings’ hand to her throat. She rushed to the window and lifted the curtain. 


What does Callie see out the window?  Do you think it’s soldiers?  Pick up your copy today to find out!

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  A Musket in my Hands


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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12 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: A Musket in my Hands

  1. My first line is from Stratagem by Robin Caroll:

    “ According to your estimation, she has eight minutes to figure out she can’t open the doorunless her employee uses the key he got in the last room.”


  2. Soldiers would be my first guess unless she’s waiting for someone in particular.

    Today is book launch day for my latest Regency novel, so I’m featuring it on First Line Friday on my blog. However, I am currently reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. I will share from the third chapter, which is where I’m at. “It was a grisly kind of day.”

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  3. My FLF today shared on the blog is from Valerie Comer’s story in A Christmas to Remember: Eight Christian Romances Celebrating the Gift of Christmas. “So how many households does that make?” Kade Delgado shifted his sleeping toddler in his arms, but Jericho snored on.”

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  4. Clopping! That’s a word you don’t hear every day. 🙂

    My first line on the blog is from Susan May Warren’s Wait for Me.

    Here’s the first line of the book I’m starting later TONIGHT! “Thomas knew the moment Amber Sterlington entered Almack’s ballroom.” –A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack.

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  5. Given that it’s set in the Civil War, odds are not good that whatever is out there will bear good news. Then again, maybe a loved one has come home? Ach! Now I’m wondering. Better go check out the book. 😉
    Happy Friday!


  6. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright but I’m currently reading A Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (30) here: “Staying close to the narrow river that now barreled downhill through the valley toward Beit She’an, we kept within the trees as much as possible.” Hope you have a great weekend!


  7. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Wait for Me by Susan May Warren:

    “He wasn’t looking for trouble, but if Pete didn’t act right now, at least one person was going to die.”


  8. You commented with the first line of (I think) Chapter 8 on my blog, and I’m definitely intrigued!

    I’m sharing from Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears over on my blog, and I’m currently reading another in the same genre – The Lieutenant’s Bargain by Regina Jennings. Two great books from two great Christian Western romance writers! Here’s the first line from The Lieutenant’s Bargain:

    “If she’d known there were so few washrooms in Indian Territory, Hattie Walker wouldn’t have drunk three cups of coffee at breakfast that morning.”

    Have a great weekend!


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