First Line Friday: The Reluctant Warrior

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Today I’m excited to be featuring The Reluctant Warrior by Mary Connealy. From the very first page, I was involved in this story and the lives of these characters. I found myself thrown into the action and holding my breath to find out what would happen next. CLICK HERE to read my review.

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Sierra Nevada Mountains
April 1868

          It was the silence that woke him. 

 

Something is about to happen!  If you’d like to read a little more, you can check out the excerpt that Bethany House is sharing. CLICK HERE to read an Excerpt of The Reluctant Warrior!

  The Reluctant Warrior (High Sierra Sweethearts #2)

 

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First Line Friday: Eternity Between Us

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Today I’m excited to be featuring Eternity Between Us by Stephenia H. McGee! I was blissfully whisked away to a bygone era on a tidal wave of literary enjoyment! Resplendent in historical details, yet not too cumbersome as to be weighty, this engaging story is sure to appeal to those who enjoy stories set during the Civil War. CLICK HERE to read my full review.

 

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Martinsburg, Virginia
July 4, 1861

               THEY WERE HERE.

 

What a first line! It begs the question, who is here? Are they friend? Are they foe?
To be honest, I was very tempted to give you the next line also, but I decided to stick to just the first line.

 

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First Line Friday: The Cumberland Bride

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Today I’m excited to be featuring The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. I fell in love with these characters and enjoyed the immersive history and storytelling. Shannon McNear pens a delightful story that kept me eagerly turning the page for more! CLICK HERE to read my full review.

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Tennessee, Spring 1794
Bean’s Station

          “My father used to tell me the story,” Kate murmured as she wrote, quill scratching against the page, “of how he and his fellow Hessians sailed down the Hudson with the British, preparing to attack Washington and his forces.”

 

 

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First Line Friday: An Hour Unspent

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Today I’m excited to be featuring An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White. I enjoyed every moment reading this delightful story! Roseanna White expertly writes such dynamic characters and expansive settings that I just can’t help but be blissfully lost within the pages of her books! CLICK HERE to read my review.

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May 11, 1915
Poplar, London, England

Barclay Pearce shouldered his way through the mob, invisible. He’d learned over the years how to blend into any crowd, and this one was no different. 

 

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First Line Friday: A Worthy Rebel

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Today I’m happy to be featuring A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund. I was swept away into the intrigue and adventure right from the beginning of this delightful story! Jody Hedlund has a way with words that seems to captivate my imagination and keep me eagerly turning pages late into the night. CLICK HERE to read my full review.

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Pembroke Castle, Western Midlands
September, in the year of our Lord 1395

          “Upon our arrival,” Lady Margaret said, flicking her reins and prodding her mare to a trot, “Sir Thomas will be expecting your agreement of marriage.”
          “So soon?” I urged my horse to keep up with my stepmother’s, though I wished to slow down. We were all too quickly approaching our journey’s destination, Pembroke Castle, which jutted out of the foggy mist ahead, its tall stone towers like apparitions arising from a graveyard.

 

I shared more than just the first line this week because I really wanted to give you a better sense of the setting and what was happening. This still leaves a lot of questions.

Why is her stepmother forcing this marriage?  It seems that our heroine isn’t so sure about getting married to Sir Thomas.

The castle sure appears to be quite gloomy. With an image of a graveyard, One can only guess that this isn’t your fairy castle of dreams!

Will our heroine agree to this marriage? Is Sir Thomas as creepy as his castle appears? You will just have to pick up a copy of this book to find out!

 

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First Line Friday: Magnolia Summer

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Today I’m happy to be featuring Magnolia Summer (Southern seasons #1) by Melanie Dickerson. If you enjoy reading southern historical novels, with lots of heart, a splash of adventure, and characters that will linger long after you’ve closed the book, you won’t want to miss out on this delightful story. CLICK HERE to read my review.

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June, 1880
Bethel Sprints, Alabama

          Truett Beverly aimed his rifle at the noose above James’s head. He would only get one shot to sever the rope, but that wasn’t what bothered him.

 

 

 

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First Line Friday: Finally Accepted

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Today I’m happy to be featuring Finally Accepted (Freedom Lake #3) by Toni Shiloh. This heart-wrenching story of two people searching for the love of family and for acceptance is sure to give you a clearer image of our Heavenly Father and his amazing love for us all! CLICK HERE to read my full review.

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          Chole Ann Smith stared at her reflection in the mirror with a new awareness.

 

I don’t know about you, but it makes me what to know what Chole Ann Smith has become aware of. What has she discovered?

To find out, you’ll have to pick up a copy of this wonderful book for yourself!

 

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First Line Friday: Caught By Surprise

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Today I’m happy to be featuring Caught By Surprise by Jen Turano! This is such a fun and engaging story! I was hooked from the very first page. CLICK HERE to read my full review and be sure to click below and enter the giveaway for an autographed print copy!

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September 1883
New York City

The first inkling Miss Temperance Flowerdew had that her rather mundane day was about to turn anything but mundane happened when a closed carriage trundled up beside her, keeping pace with her every step as she walked down the sidewalk adjacent to Broadway.

 

 

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First Line Fridays: A Love Restored

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Today I’m super excited to be featuring A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn. I knew the moment I read the synopsis that I’d enjoy this story, what I didn’t expect is all the emotions I’d feel as I read the story! To learn more, see my full review!

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Loudoun County, Virginia
August 1873

          Land sakes it was hot. 
          Ruth Ann Sutton peeled the black stockings from her legs and stuffed them inside her boots. If only she could do the same with her corset.

 

August sure is hot, and I for one am thankful that we don’t wear corsets or have to wear thick stockings!

You can be sure that something exciting is about to happen next, and trust me when I say that you won’t want to miss out on reading this fantastic story!

 

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First Line Fridays: Freedom’s Kiss

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Today I’m happy to be featuring Freedom’s Kiss by Sarah Monzon. This page-turning, dual timeline story is sure to give you all the feels! A perfect blend of past and present that lingered in my thoughts and imagination long after I’d read the final​ chapter. Read my full review (click here)

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Georgia, 1816

          Freedom. No single word had the right to hold such power. 

 

In all honestly I really wanted to share the first two paragraphs! This book really grabs you right from the start and you won’t want to put it down!

Don’t let the fact that its #3 stop you from getting a copy! You can read this as a stand alone story. I will say that once you read this one, you’ll love Sarah Monzon’s writing and want more!

Freedom’s Kiss (A Carrington Family #3)

 

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