First Line Friday (week 326): Rescuing Rose

Posted January 26, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, romance / 24 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Rescuing Rose, the debut novel of Susan Pope Sloan & the first in a new Civil War era historical romance series!

and the first line is…

“Something foul was afoot, and this time it was more than a few mice chewing on the machine belts.”


His army destroyed her livelihood. She represents the people he scorns. How can they reconcile their differences when the whole country is at war?

When the Union Army marches into Roswell, Georgia, and burns down the cotton mill where Rose Carrigan worked, not only is her livelihood destroyed but she’s also taken prisoner and shipped northward with the other workers. Only the unlikely kindness of one of her guards makes the trip bearable.

Union Captain Noah Griffin hates the part of his job that requires him to destroy the lives of innocent civilians, but at least he’s able to protect these women he’s been ordered to transport to Louisville, Kentucky. Especially the one whose quick wit and kindness draw him.

While they’re forced to wait in Marietta, two fugitives arrive to complicate matters between Rose and Noah. As Rose heads north and Noah returns to the battlefront, they each face fears and prejudices. With survival so tenuous, only faith can help them find love in the midst of so much tragedy.

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24 responses to “First Line Friday (week 326): Rescuing Rose

  1. Gloria A

    February 1914, Havensbrook
    Gunfire erupted from outside, sending Frederick Percy, Earl of Astley, leaping from his chair.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Southeast Alaska
    I never should have come. What was he doing here? What had he been thinking? I’M AN IDIOT!
    COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    Always a favorite author, my first line comes from Roseanna White’s latest:
    Yesterday’s Tides
    May 11, 1942 Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
    The first light of sunrise turned the water of Pamlico Sound to gold, the clouds to rose, and the dark to morning, promising Evie Farrow that today would be just like yesterday.

  4. Carrie, do you offer the inLinkz code to put on their blog or no? I’m just curious because I am going to link up with FLF. Thanks honey 😉

  5. This is such a pretty cover! I’m currently reading Heroes in the Crossfire novella collection and the novella “Dawn’s Hidden Threat” by Elizabeth Goddard. The first line is: Angie Greenwood stared into the killer’s eyes.” Have a great weekend!

  6. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading “I’m Not Charlotte Lucas” by Kasey Stockton. It’s super cute!
    “I let myself into Vera’s room, and my heart constricted.”
    I hope you have a good weekend! 😀❤️📚

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