First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Elinor

Posted December 2, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Shannon McNear / 10 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! Without further ado… 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 Elinor by Shannon McNear, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Three years. Three long years.


A Journey Full of Hope…
Escape into a riveting story based on the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Author Shannon McNear portrays history with vivid authenticity.

In 1587, Elinor White Dare sailed from England heavy with her first child but full of hopes. Her father, a renowned artist and experienced traveler, has convinced her and her bricklayer husband Ananias to make the journey to the New World. Land, they are promised, more goodly and beautiful than they can ever imagine. But nothing goes as planned from landing at the wrong location, to facing starvation, to the endless wait for help to arrive. And, beyond her comprehension, Elinor finds herself utterly alone. . . .

The colony at Roanoke disappeared into the shadows of history. But, what if one survived to leave a lasting legacy?

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Elinor and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 1, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 8, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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10 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Elinor

  1. Gloria A

    One thing I loved about being married to someone who jumped out of bed wide awake was that he often made coffee before I even stumbled downstairs.
    Renewed For Murder by Victoria Gilbert

  2. Laura

    “Sometimes it’s not enough to just read a book.”
    -Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard & Jan Johnson

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently in the middle of To Treasure an Heiress by Roseanna White. It’s SO good!
    “Mam came to a halt beside her, close enough that Senara could feel her there, feel the warmth of her. ‘Why,’ she said softly, ‘do I have the feeling that this upset isn’t only about Beth?'”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    I’m reading Elinor right now!
    My first line is from The Debutante’s Code by Erica Vetsch
    “If you lean out any farther, you’ll end up in the drink.”

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