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

Today I am excited to be featuring The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton. Rich with historical details this story doesn’t shy away from the difficult parts of life that were common for that time period. I was transported into the pages of this story with the vivid descriptions and dynamic characters that welcomed me into the pages of their lives and let me walk alongside them in their struggles and triumphs. CLICK HERE to read my full review.


July 1747
Cape Fear River, Colony of North Carolina

          Alex MacKinnon roused to the press of wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut. He tried to rise, but his hands were bound behind him.


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The King’s Mercy


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15 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The King’s Mercy

  1. I can’t wait to read this book!

    On my blog I shared from Outbreak by Davis Bunn, but here I will share from My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt. “Overhead, there was no sky.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Happy Friday! The book I’m featuring on my blog is A Reluctant Melody by Sandra Ardoin. Here, I will share from my current read, Ramee’s Fugitive Cowboy by Elaine Manders. I’m in Chapter 16 and the first line of that chapter is, “Josh backed out of the hay strew barn.” Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

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  3. Finished The Kings Mercy this week! Phenomenal!

    My first line is from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma
    “Momma, Momma, watch me.”
    Happy Reading!

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  4. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first couple of lines from Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/05/23/first-line-friday-88/. It’s the first book I’ve ever read by this author. So far I like it. I’m just getting into it, so I will share the first line from chapter 2 here.

    “I returned to the great room and saw Jennalyn standing next to the kitchen counter.”

    I hope you have a really great weekend. Happy reading! 🤗💜📚

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  5. Intriguing start! I’m sharing from A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews today. Here is the first line from Chapter 10:

    “Jenny stood on the deck of the Indus, watching the ancient city of Alexandria come into view.”

    Happy Friday!


  6. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “The Black Veil” by June Belfie:

    “Rebecca Gingerich rested her hands on the the deep milk-white sill of the kitchen window and peered out from the clapboard farmhouse she’d been born in nearly twenty-three years ago to the day.”


  7. I can’t wait to read this. I adore Lori Benton’s books!

    My first line this week comes from Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse, but I’m also listening to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens in audio book format at the moment, so I’m going to share the first line from Chapter 51:

    What purpose I had in view when I was hot on tracing out and proving Estella’s parentage, I cannot say.

    Have a great weekend!



  8. I came home from CFRR with a copy of it and I’m hoping to get to read it very soon!
    Sorry I’m a little late coming around this weekend! The book I shared on my blog this week is Vigilant by Sara Davison but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “Daniel stared at the computer screen like he’d been doing for hours, his mind racing.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂


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