First Line Friday (7/14/17) Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills #1)

It’s Friday, and time to share the first line. The summer is zipping by. The days are longer, warmer, and filled with the shouts and joys of children playing outside. I hope that you too have been able to get outside and enjoy the summer sun.

Today I’m choosing to share with you a slightly older favorite of mine. Child of the Mist by Kathleen Morgan. This book was published in 2005 as part of the “These Highland Hills” series (which grace my bookshelf at home). The other titles in this series are: “Wings of Morning” and “A Fire Within“.  I hope you enjoy the first line, and let me know if you have read this book also.

 

ChildOfTheMist

March, 1563
Kilchurn Castle, Argyllshire, Scotland

“N-Nial!”
The weak but insistent cry rose above the muffled sobbings, carrying across the large, stone-walled bedchamber to the fireplace.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

 

 

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First Line Fridays (7/7/17): Cover Reveal & Giveaway “Across the Blue” Carrie Turansky

I am super-duper excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky for the cover reveal of her upcoming book “Across the Blue“. Not only are you getting the first line for Carrie’s new book, but also a fabulous cover reveal! As a special bonus, Carrie is hosting a giveaway on her site so be sure to CLICK HERE to drop by and enter!

While you are here, don’t forget to enter the current giveaway this week for Sarah Monzon’s book “All Of You” 

 

“Across the Blue”

Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to marry well and help them gain a higher standing in society. After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year.

When James Grant, an aspiring aviator, crashes his flying machine at the Grayson’s new estate, Bella is intrigued. James is determined to be the first to fly across the Channel and win the prize Mr. Grayson’s newspaper is offering. He hopes it will help him secure a government contract to build airplanes and redeem a terrible family secret.

 

Across the Blue

The first line is:

Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush red carpet of Broadland’s south hall, and she released a soft sigh. What luxury!

Carrie Turansky shared with me the following: “I was able to give some input on the cover, helping to choose the model, the outfit, and finding just he right hat. We’ve worked with Darna Michie of East Angel Harbor Hats to design the hats for the photo shoots for my last three covers. She’s wonderful! This hat is perfect for 1909 Edwardian England. The airplane featured on the cover shows how fragile they were, and it makes you realize how brave James Drake was to attempt a flight across the English Channel to France. The white Cliffs of Dover play an important role in the story, so I was really pleased to see them used at the background. I love the cover and I’m very grateful for the design team at WaterBrook! 

Before you go a quick reminder to stop by Carrie Turansky’s page to enter her giveaway and then be sure to come back and continue on the First Line Friday blog hop! Across the Blue is scheduled to release on Feb. 20, 2018, make sure to drop by Goodreads and click on the”want to read”!

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday’s (6/30/17): The Last Sin Eater

Not only is today Friday, but also the last day of June! I know I’m not alone, when I say that this month has just flown by.  I hope you each have a fun (and safe) weekend.  Here in the USA we will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate Independence Day!

Today I’m featuring an older favorite of mine, “The Last Sin Eater” by Francine Rivers
Have you read the book, or watched the movie?

The Last Sin Eater

Great Smoky Mountains, Mid-1850’s

The first time I saw the sin eater was the night Granny Forbes was carried to her grave.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact

Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday’s (6/23/17): Land of Rameses

It is the end of the week and time for a break from the every-day work routine and a chance to invest a little more time in other pursuits.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway running this week.

If you enjoy reading Biblical based fiction and are looking for a story rich with historical and archaeological research, then I have the perfect book for you!

LSBakerL.S Baker Jr. is a real-life, Indiana-Jones-hat-wearing, Archaeologists. He desires to make the (sometimes dry) realities of Archaeological research, come to life for those who haven’t studied the field. Despite the hat, real-life archaeology isn’t like what you see in Indiana Jones movies.

 

 

“Land of Rameses” an epic historical-biblical mystery novel.

It is the Exodus story you know and love, told as you’ve never read and faithful to the Bible and Egyptian Archaeology in a way you’ll never forget. Land of Rameses reveals the secret to ultimate triumph following abject failure. It is the story of the struggle we all have to endure in order to either suppress or succumb to the pressure of outside forces on our lives.

LOR

June, 1447 B.C.
Mount Horeb, Sinai

Two men walked left, through the gap in the mountains, up a gentle slope before tackling a much steeper climb among giant boulders and over large cobbles. Together they had waited six days on a small flat ledge nestled at the base of the mountains for this moment, for this day, this Sabbath.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

 

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact

Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday’s (6/16/17): Sword of Forgiveness

Welcome to Friday!  Do you have a book ready to read this weekend? I have the perfect suggestion for you today.  If you you enjoy reading stories with castles, knights and ladies then you won’t want to miss today’s feature!

Today I’m pleased to be featuring Sword of Forgiveness by: Debbie Lynne Costello

 

SoF

Cumberland, England, 1398

Brithwin gazed at her father’s grey, lifeless face as she crossed the room. Other than a pinprick to her conscience, there was no sorrow. She faltered. Was his chest rising and falling? A dull roar filled her ears, drowning out her pounding heart.

 

Okay, you caught me. I gave you a bonus sentence (or two)!

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact

Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Fridays (6/9/17) A Bride Most Begrudging

Here we are at the end of another week. Is it just me, or has this week seemed to have zoomed by? There have been soooo many wonderful books released just this week! If your #TBR stacks are anything like mine they are getting wobbly. While you are here, don’t forget to enter the giveaway running this week!

This week I received an email announcing a special edition of A Bride Most Begrudging has been printed and has released this week – but for a limited time only! It’s now 12 years later and making a re-appearance. A Bride Most Begrudging has been released in Walmart, Meijers and other big-box stores. This time however, it is in a size never before seen. Instead of the over-sized “trade” paperback, it’s in that smaller size you’ve seen in drugstores, airports, groceries, etc. (called “mass-market”) and it is a LIMITED EDITION – once they run out, that’s it! Scoop up a copy before they are gone!

 

ABMB

Virginia Colony
1643

The gown they gave her fit too closely. It displayed her figure with humiliating clarity, but perhaps that would work to her advantage. She had lost so much weight, she couldn’t imagine any farmer wanting to invest in such a sickly looking woman.

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact

Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday (6/2/17): A Flight of Arrows (The Pathfinders #2)

Yay, it’s Friday! Don’t forget to check out the giveaway running this week. Do you have a book to read this weekend? Back in 2013 I was searching for a new book to read and found Lori Benton’s Burning Sky. I fell in love with the book and with Lori’s writing.  I’ve not missing reading a book she’s written since.

Today, I am excited to share with you her lastest published book A Flight of Arrows (The Pathfinders #2).  If you have not yet read any of Lori’s books, I encourage you to start this weekend!  You can connect with Lori and read the first chapter at her web page.

AFOA

October 11, 1776
Aubrey farm, near Schenectady

Wrapped in a shawl and drawn by the heartstrings, Anna Doyle let herself out of the white stone farmhouse before anyone else had awakened and strode briskly down a cart track past the harvested cornfields, headed for the strip of mist-draped woodland marking the creek near the farm’s western boundary.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink //
Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday’s (5/26/17): Anchor In The Storm

It’s Friday, and as we gear-up to enjoy a long weekend, let us not forget the reason we get to enjoy the long weekend. A time of remembrance of those who have given their lives in service of the United States of America. In the spirit of Memorial Day, I thought I’d share with you a WWII book from Sarah Sundin. It just so happens that the kindle version of this book is on sale on amazon!

Today’s feature book is: Anchor In The Storm by Sarah Sundin

AITS

Vermilion, Ohio
Sunday, December 7, 1941

Lillian Avery’s dream couldn’t have come true at a worse time.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
 Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //
Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday (5/19/17): In His Eyes

It’s Friday!  Today I’m sending you warm greetings from the beautiful Charleston, SC.  I’ve been here for the past 5 days, soaking up the sun, visiting historical sites, and enjoying time with family. This week I enjoyed visiting many historical sites. I would recommend a visit to Charleston, SC for anyone who loves history.

Today, I am featuring: In His Eyes by: Stephenia H. McGee
(Click here to see my review)

IHE

1865
Washington County, Mississippi

Ella Whitaker braced herself for another of the woman’s screams.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian // Jane Reads //
A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //

Please give a warm welcome to two new additions:
Moments Dipped In Ink & Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.

First Line Friday’s (5/12/17) The Thorn Healer (Penned in Time #3)

It’s here!  Friday, is here!  After that exuberant greeting, it should come as no surprise that I am happy for Friday.  It has been a busy week and I am quite glad that the weekend is almost here. If you are looking for a wonderful book to pick up to read this weekend, I would recommend a favorite of mine and today’s feature.

Today I’m featuring (Da-da Da!): The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham

TTH

May 1918

Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Singing Librarian //
A Baker’s Perspective // Lauraine’s Notes //

Join me in welcoming a new blogging friend:
Jane Reads

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact
Carrie at Reading is my SuperPower.