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

Today I am excited to be featuring Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. This exceptionally penned story follows the lives of three-leading couples across three time-periods, in a split-time novel that kept me turning pages late into the night! CLICK HERE to read my full review.


Present Day
Les Trois-Moutiers Loire Valley, France

          Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list. Or snow–and they had both.


Castle on the Rise (Lost Castle #2)

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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18 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Castle on the Rise

  1. With the hiss of smoothing irons and the starchy scent of soap trailing her, Ella toted a bundle of hospital linens up the steps. “The Lady and The Lionheart” by Joanne Bischof
    I’m working on my goal of reading books that I’ve had for a while.

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  2. I am going to share the first line from this marvelous book:
    Far Side of the Sea:

    He was suffocating.

    Trapped beneath several feet of earth, he tried to claw his way through the dirt and rubble to reach the blue sky above.

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  3. Awww! Mine is from the same book! Happy Friday and Weekend! My first line is from “Castle on the Rise” by Kristy Cambron:

    “Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list. Or snow – and they had both.”

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  4. On my blog, I shared A Changed Agent by Tracey J. Lyons. Since it’s my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter Two, which is where I’ve only gotten to so far. “Elsie knew little about William Benton, but as she looked at his niece’s and nephew’s faces, she was certain these children needed someone other than just their uncle to care for them.” I’m already enjoying this writer and I’m excited about reading the rest of this novel. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Just finished my ARC of The Governess of Penwythe Hall by Sara E. Ladd. Good enough that I read it the entire thing today!

    The first line reads, “A biting gust of Cornish wind screamed downward from the churning sky, billowing Cordelia Greythorne’s jet-black traveling cape.”

    Yes, the whole book is written that beautifully. 🙂

    Full review posted today! ❤ https://happilyhandwritten.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/book-review-the-governess-of-penwythe-hall-by-sarah-e-ladd/

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  6. I’m sharing from Katherine Wentworth by D.E. Stevenson on my blog today. Here’s a semi-random sentence from the e-book page I’m on:

    “All around us were the rolling hills, one behind the other as far as eye could see; they were like huge green billows in a rough Atlantic gale, which had suddenly frozen into a state of immobility. Later they would be clad in heather, purple as the robes of a king.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful Friday and Weekend!

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  7. I’m sorry, I somehow missed you!
    My first line is from On Magnolia Lane by Denise Hunter.
    “Jack McReady had fallen in love with Daisy in one-hour increments.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Sorry I didn’t make it around earlier this weekend! This week on my blog I featured Night Road by Kristin Hannah but I’m currently reading Finally Accepted by Toni Shiloh. I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (6) here: “Chloe sat out on her apartment deck with a cup of herbal tea and her Bible.” Hope you had a great weekend!

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