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

Today I’m excited to be featuring The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo. I’m starting this book this weekend, and I just know that it’s going to be a wonderful story to enjoy this weekend. What is next up on your #TBR?


New Orleans, Louisiana
October 12, 1835

          He was the nephew of a governor and statesman and the grandson of a pirate who sailed with the infamous Jean Lafitte, but tonight Claiborne William Andre Gentry was merely one of the many anonymous souls who walked among Magazine Street in the Vieux Carre. Back in Tennessee, his sisters had teased him about the dark hair that was so different from their blond braids and yet so similar to the pirate whose name was forbidden in their home. Here in New Orleans, Clay’s resemblance to the grandfather his family never spoke of had caused him to fit in rather than look out of place. And when a man was carrying a secret on behalf of the president of the United States, looking out of place was not the goal.


Okay, so I did give you more than just one line. I just couldn’t stop at the first line!  Makes me curious to find out what secret Clay is carrying!

Clicking on the link below will take you to the Amazon page for this book so you too can find out what secret Clay is carrying!

  The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo


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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11 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Alamo Bride

  1. I’m glad you gave us more than just the first line. It sounds fascinating. I like the author’s style. On my blog, I’m featuring The Chieftain’s Choice by Elaine Manders. Since this is my current read, I will share here from chapter six, which is where I’m at in the book. Alana looked out on the rain-drenched courtyard from her bedroom window while rain snakes slithered down the pane. She shivered, though not from cold.

    I wish you an enjoyable weekend!

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    1. Each book stands on its own. The connection is by family. For example, one of the characters in this story’s grandparents were told in the story before this one. I’ve been enjoying reading the various books in the collection.

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  2. This one wasn’t my favorite but I’m a huge fan of the whole series in general 🙂

    Today on my blog I shared the first line from American Omens by Travis Thrasher but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: “‘I believe.’ Dowland said with all the conviction and soul he could muster.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂


  3. I’m reading this soon! I’m sharing the first line from Death in the Stocks by Georgette Heyer on my blog today. Here’s the second line:

    “No lamp shone in the window but a full moon sailed in a sky the colour of sapphires, and lit the village with a pale light, as cold as the sheen on steel.”

    Happy Friday!


  4. This one’s waiting for me on my Kindle. Sounds like this character could be the son of the couple from The Pirate Bride, which I really enjoyed.

    I’m featuring “The Seamstress” by Allison Pittman on my blog, but I’ve just started reading “Atoning for Ashes” by Kaitlin Covel, so I’ll share that first line here:

    Josie had always detested black.

    Have a great weekend!


  5. My first lines are from A Return of Devotion by Kristi Hunter

    Marlborough, England. 1816

    She should have been prepared. After all, she’d had two months to imagine this moment. In truth she’d done little else besides imagine all the possible scenarios, each one worse than the last.
    But she hadn’t imagined this.

    I’m halfway done with The Alamo Bride. Relly interesting!


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