First-Line Fridays

First-Line Friday #76 + Giveaway

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Castle on the Rise (Lost Castle #2)

by: Kristy Cambron

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About the Book

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall flame scorch you.  — Isaiah 43:2

Present Day, Les Trois-Moutiers, Loire Valley, France

Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list. Or snow — and they had both.

I adore Kristy Cambron novels. They are so well researched and the writing is stellar. Castle on the Rise is no exception. I am particularly loving the setting. I have longed to go to Ireland my whole life, but I’ve never been able. Castle on the Rise has absolutely transported me to this gorgeous island. I feel like I’m right there with all the characters. I only have a few more chapters left to read, and I’m a little sad. I am really enjoying my time in Ireland with the amazing characters that Cambron has created. If you are into time-shift novels filled with great characters and amazing history, then I really recommend this book!

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Giveaway

I am giving away ONE (1) paperback copy (Advanced Reader Copy) of Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. The giveaway begins today, 2-22-19 at 9:00 am (PST) and ends on Tuesday, 2-26-19 at 12:00 pm (PST). To enter, click on the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!

CONGRATS TO BECKY S.!

YOU HAVE WON THIS GIVEAWAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

***Please Note: Open to Continental U.S. mailing addresses only.*** One winner will be notified via email at the end of the giveaway, and will be announced here on this page. For full giveaway disclosures and policies, click HERE.


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GRAB THE BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING, OPEN TO CHAPTER ONE, AND POST THE FIRST SENTENCE (OR SECOND SENTENCE) IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

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47 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #76 + Giveaway”

  1. Happy Friday!

    MY first lines come from Criminally Cocoa by Amanda Flower.

    “Cut! Cut!” the director Raymond Reynolds yelled. He was a tall, loose-jointed man, who braided his hair into a ponytail at the back of his head. Before meeting him, I didn’t think I had ever seen a man with a braid before, and I couldn’t stop staring at it. In my community only little girls braided their hair, never grown women and certainly never menfolk.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!💜

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  2. “Today I met the bu I’m going to marry…..” Patsy Swartz’s singsongy voice was too chipper.
    AWAKENED LOVE by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. Popular book today! Here’s the first line from chapter 28 of my current read, Never Let Go by Elizabeth Goddard — This had been a very bad idea.

    Happy Friday!

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  4. Chapter One – Atlanta, Georgia 1964

    Ivena stood in the small greenhouse attached to her home and frowned at the failing rosebush. The other bushes had not been affected – they flourished around her, glistening with a sprinkling of dewdrops.

    When Heaven Weeps, by Ted Dekker

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  5. “COLLEEN CARTER HILL SAT AT her kitchen table with a cup of black coffee in her hands and a boatload of ideas on her mind.“

    I’m currently reading Grace & Lavender by Heather Norman Smith!

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  6. That is a great first line! I’ve been hearing about Kristy Cambron’s books for a while, but haven’t gotten around to reading any of them yet…hope to remedy that soon!

    I recently started “Treasure of Hope” by Cecily Wolfe. Here’s its opening line: “Sarah felt a twinge of guilt at skirting from her maid’s watchful eye, which wasn’t all that sharp this evening.” Happy reading, and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  7. Happy Friday! My first line is from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano:

    “Once upon a time, Melody Johansson had believed in happily ever afters.”

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  8. “I can’t do it. Yes you can.”

    The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman

    I have read all of Kristy Cambron’s books and have loved them all. Can’t wait to read this next one! Cindy

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  9. I’m sharing from the latest Elizabeth Camden novel on my blog, but I’ve just picked up After the Rain by Brandy Bruce. Here’s the first line:

    “Deb, I miss you. I think about you. Just wanted to say it again.”

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  10. Isabella Grayson’s shoes sank into the plush rec carpet of Broafland’e south hall, and she released a soft sigh.
    -from Carrie Turansky’s Across the Blue

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  11. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 7:

    “The minute Lieutenant Dimsmore offered Emeline his arm as they emerged from the companionway after dinner, she regretted accepting his invitation.”

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  12. This week on my blog I shared the first line from Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews (releases 3/5). I’m currently reading it so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: “I had experienced the atrocities of war but never witnessed a battle like the one my son fought for his life during the week of his illness.” This book is soooo good I highly recommend it! Hope you have a great weekend with quality reading time! 🙂

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  13. I love that verse. I think I’ll be adding this book to my TBR list. Here’s my first line. “It was the breeze, a change in the texture of the unseen that made her look up and walk about a stand of shading beech trees.” from The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

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  14. “John hit the blade switch on the mower, threw the safety locks, and turned the key off.” Book One of “The Survivor Chronicles” titled “The Upheaval” by Erica Stevens begins with a normal day for John… but that is all about to change.

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