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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February 1914, Havensbrook
Gunfire erupted from outside, sending Frederick Percy, Earl of Astley, leaping from his chair.
The Cairo Curse by Pepper Basham
i recognized it! Such a great book!
Chris Matheson pushed through the glass door of the coffee shop.
what book is this from? 🙂
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
yay! i get to read this one soon and I’m so excited!
Always a favorite author, my first line comes from Roseanna White’s latest:
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.
another of my faves 🙂
This looks like another historical I’d like to read! Hope you’re enjoying it!
thanks, Kym! I haven’t started it yet but I’m looking forward to reading it soon 🙂
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 😉
hi Jody, no I just keep the link-up widget over here and ask bloggers to direct people here. Thanks for checking though 🙂
Thank you for letting me know Carrie. That is what I did in my post, just linked back here. Have a wonderful weekend 😉
thanks, Jody! You too!
“I should go” Addy said, not moving an inch.
From Killing Bliss by E.C. Sheedy
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!
ooo i need to check out that collection!
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! 😀❤️📚
I have not read or heard of this author. Fun first line, enjoy! Have a great weekend!
it’s her debut!
I have this on my wish list. I love reading debut authors.