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

Today I am happy to be featuring Mountain Laurel by Lori Benton. This poignant story set in North Carolina is sure to wisk you away to a bygone era. With vibrant characters that are sure to charm and hold a place in your heart, you won’t want to miss out on this new release!

Mountain Laurel
September 1793

At the creek that marked the boundary of his uncle’s plantation, Ian Cameron paused his horse. The creek’s water ran clear, chattering over a pebbled bed, no more than ankle-deep, yet for all his balking to cross it, it might have been the Red Sea.

Okay, you caught me. I just couldn’t help myself, I had to give you more than the first line. I do hope that you get the opportunity to read this wonderful book soon. It really is a true delight!

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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8 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Mountain Laurel

  1. I’m sharing the first line from Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand on my blog today: “Anna Helmuth eased herself into the wooden rocker where she once cuddled each of her thirteen babies and took up her needles.” I hope you have a nice weekend! 🙂

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  2. Happy Friday!
    My first line comes from Jocelyn by Sarah Monzon: “I was eight years old when I saw the movie Gone With the Wind for the first time.”
    Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

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  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from “In an English Vintage Garden” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Just how stupid do people think I am?”


  4. Mountain Laurel is coming my way!

    My first line is from ALMOST A BRIDE by Jody Hedlund
    Cariboo, British Columbia. August 1863

    “Hello, Beautiful. Will you marry me?”

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