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First-Line Friday #30



by Lisa T. Bergren


About the Book

10 June, 1773

Rivenshire, England

In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened, his daughters received them all.

Oh my, am I LOVING this book. It is seriously intense. Might be one of the most intense books I’ve read in a while. I’m about 3/4 of the way through, but I can already highly recommend it. The characters are so well written, the plot is insanely engaging, and the research is impeccable. I’m totally emotionally involved. I want to protect Keturah and her sisters, and I want to punch the bad guys (I know this is not very Christian of me). And, the cover!!! It’s so pretty. It totally drew me in before I ever read the back cover and the Goodreads summary. If you are looking for a book to read this weekend, I would run to your nearest bookstore and purchase this book immediately!

Definitely check back on Saturday for my full review + a 5-Book Giveaway!

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over toย Hoarding Booksย to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


I love Jesus, my husband, and my daughter. I love reading and reviewing Christian fiction. And, I am a high school English teacher trying to get kids to fall in love with reading every day!

37 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #30

  1. Happy Friday! We should call today, the TBR stack growing day! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Over on my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from Sarah Sundin’s “The Sea Before Us”. It’s a fantastic story!
    Here I’ll share with you the first line from chapter 5 of the same book.
    “Teleprinters chattered and telephones buzzed, and Dorothy carried a stack of diagrams into the intelligence office.”

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  2. I must add that book to my TBR!
    Here’s what I’m reading.
    Hartville, TX 1886
    Hugh Sterling hopped off the train, hand on his sidearm, ready for trouble.
    First Line from the Prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection by Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, Kathleen Yโ€™Barbo, Vicki McDonough, and Lorna Seilstad.
    Happy Friday!

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  3. Sounds amazing!



    “It’s time,” the voice said. “Remember what we told you.” – No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  4. Happy Friday!!

    My FLF comes from a book Iโ€™m hoping to get to soon, Looking for a Hero by Debbie Macomber.

    Savannah Charles watched the young woman wandering around her bridal shop, checking prices and looking more discouraged by the moment. Her shoulders slumped and she bit her lip when she read the tag on the wedding gown sheโ€™d selected.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  5. I’m reading Keturah next month. On the blog I’m featuring The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Here I’ll share from Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert. “Zane Boone had carried the weight of his guiltlonger than he cared to admit.” Happy Friday!

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  6. I’m sharing about “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky over on the blog today and “Keturah” is the closest book to me. It’s a great read! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. The cover of your book and the first lines are saying Read Me! On my blog today 1 am showcasing Margaret Mizushima excellent K-9 series with Robo. I just finished reading Veronica Heley ‘s FALSE PRIDE “Late Saturday morning โ€˜M rs Abbot โ€ฆ!โ€™โ€˜What is it?โ€™ Bea Abbot was terse.”

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  8. That first line definitely drew me in. I’m so curious about those letters. And your enthusiasm…! Well, I think I will have to look this book up and add it to my TBR list. On my blog, I’m featuring A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Here, I will share a line from a book I am currently reading. The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. Isn’t that timely? ๐Ÿ™‚ The first line in the Preface is “One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven?” I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  9. This was a great book. I liked the unique setting and Keturah is a strong female lead. Plus there’s plenty happening to keep you engaged. I’m looking forward to the next installment!

    This is what I’m reading now:

    Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited. (Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger)

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  10. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter on my blog today. Here is the first (two) line(s) from one of my other current reads, Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read:

    “Autumn had come early to Thrush Green. The avenue of horse-chestnuts, which ran across its northerly end, blazed like a bonfire.”

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  11. Happy Friday! My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken:

    “Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.”

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  12. Lots of books mentioned Iโ€™ve either read or have on my hope chest to read! I really havenโ€™t read much from Lisa in a while. Ill have to check this one out!

    My first line us from Fugitive Spy by Jordyn Redwood:
    As CIA spy Casper English crossed the threshold into the abandoned home, the faint wheezes of a man teetering on death whispered just above the gusting snowstorm.

    I just finished Stars in the Grass by Ann Marie Stewart. That one is dealing with a tough subjuct but was very well written.

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  13. The cover really is beautiful!

    My first lines come from Dannika Darkโ€™s Gaslight. โ€œWhen people harbor dark secrets, they close of their emotions. Or in case of Wyatt, our resident Gravewalker, it was a door.

    If you stop by my blog, Iโ€™m featuring lines from Lexi Blakeโ€™s Nobody Does It Better.

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