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

Today I am excited to be featuring The Rebel Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #10) by Shannon McNear.  Each story in the Daughters of the Mayflower series stands alone, so you could jump right in at any point. However, all of the stories are so very good that you won’t want to miss out on reading one!


September 20, 1863
The Battle of Chickamunga

          “Hold the line! For the love of God, hold it!”
Not for the first time, Joshua Wheeler wondered if he’d descended into hell.


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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

A collection of stand-alone stories!



38 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Rebel Bride

  1. Thank you so much for the feature, Trisha! Also, to anyone who’s interested in reading this one … do share a first line, and I’ll enter you in a giveaway for a copy of this book! ❤

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  2. I loved this book so much!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from On My Honour by Elizabeth Johns. I’m at the 72% mark in the book, so I’ll share another line here.

    “Meg had to do something.”

    Happy reading! 🙂❤📖

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  3. I just finished reading The Rebel Bride and absolutely loved it! Stellar!
    My first line is from When I Close My Eyes by Elizabeth Musser :
    October, 2015 Friday
    The lady came out of the book store- it was all decorated for Halloween, all sizes and colors of pumpkins making faces at me from where .i watched across Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.

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    1. Hi Paula, I’m glad to hear that you have read & loved The Rebel Bride. I’m a little over halfway and loving it myself!

      Thank you for sharing your first line. Have a wonderful weekend!!


  4. Thank you so much!!

    The first line in the book I am reading right now is: I love Christmas..I am reading Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucardo

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  5. Judicial Building, Virginia Beach

    BLOOD DRIPPED INTO his left eye. – WOLFSBANE by Ronie Kendig

    I’m enjoying the Mayflower Bride series!

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  6. “Sometimes stories are more about the one doing the telling than the tale being told.” I’m reading A Pursuit of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter and LOVING it!

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  7. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ruby Jane: The Montana Marshalls” by Susan May Warren:

    Prologue: “Aw, York just knew this would happen.”

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  8. I really enjoyed The Rebel Bride. Great read! This Healing Journey by Misty Beller is right in front of me with the first line:
    “Meeting a stranger shouldn’t make him so nervous. Shouldn’t give him a second’s worry.”

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  9. No longer a first line Friday, but here is a first line “For one blessed moment I was beautiful.” Finding Lady Enderly, Joanna Davidson Politano.

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  10. Loved that one!
    This week on my blog I shared the first line from Wings Like a Dove by Camille Eide. It’s what I’m reading right now so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (9) here: “Anna greeted her students Monday morning with a cheer she did not feel.” Have a great weekend and happy reading!

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  11. I’m so happy to have found your blog, Trisha!

    The first line of the book I’m currently reading is: She should have paid more attention to her longtime neighbor, Oliver Schneider, when she passed him on the road at dawn. – Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright.

    I must say that I have liked all of the covers of The Daughters of the Mayflower series, but there is something extra appealing about The Rebel Bride’s cover. I have yet to read any of the books in this series so I’m way behind in catching up with these stories.

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