First Line Friday (week 177): An Uncommon Woman

Posted January 10, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Laura Frantz, romance / 12 Comments


Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz, currently on tour with JustRead Tours (the company I co-own with my book sisters).


and the first line is…

Buckhannon River, Western Virginia
Spring 1770

Why could she not quit pondering that flounced petticoat?

 

Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa’s long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand–and heart–are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770.

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12 responses to “First Line Friday (week 177): An Uncommon Woman

  1. Jannice Moore

    “How is it possible to lose a loved one while he or she is still living, sitting right in front of you, smiling at you-and yet the person you have known and loved for years is somehow gone?” is from Ken Abraham’s book “When Your Parent Becomes Your Child.”

  2. Kay Garrett

    For Maggie Crozat, there was nowhere lovelier than Pelican, Louisiana, during the holidays.
    A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING by Ellen Byron

  3. I adored that book! Laura Frantz is amazing.

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first few lines from The Blizzard Bride by Susie Dietze: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/01/10/first-line-fridays-118/. I’m still working my way through this fun novel, so I will share another line or two from The Blizzard Bride.
    “‘Forgive, forget, forgive, forget.’ The words formed a rhythmic refrain in Abby’s head, in time to the beat played by the group of fiddles and banjos Saturday evening at Mayor Carpenter’s birthday party.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 🙂❤️📚

  4. Gloria A

    Late October can be the best or worst time to schedule a hike.
    A Field Guide to Homicide by Lynn Cahoon

  5. Perrianne Askew

    “She should have paid more attention to her longtime neighbor, Oliver Schneider, when she passed him on the road at dawn.” From Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright.

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    Loved that Book!

    My first line is from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, Fall 1887
    Edyth Foster’s limbs burned as she pedaled down Fifth Avenue, her white skirts whipping in the wind while she wove around pedestrians and carriages, ignoring their shouts of protest.

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