Welcome to another Friday, friends! I was blessed with a short week and an extra day to read. That’s going to make this coming weekend seem short.
Right now I’m reading a book by an author that’s new to me. To tell you the truth, sometimes I hesitate to pick up a book by a new-to-me author simply because I already have too many favorites! #bookloverproblems
Check out the first line from this book, share the first line of the book nearest you in the comments, then head on over to the Hoarding Books Blog to see what others are sharing (you’re sure to find some more reads for those TBR piles).
“Josephine Winters! What do you think you’re doing?”
About the Book
Levi Albright rebelled against his Quaker roots to fight for abolition in the Union army in the first year of the Civil War. Two years later, 19-year-old destitute orphan Josephine Winters, with chopped hair, boy’s clothes, and new name, “Snipp,” enlists in the Union army out of sheer desperation.
Just over five feet tall and barely weighing as much as a newborn calf, Snipp seems to Levi to be barely old enough to hold “his” gun. But despite being teased by the regiment, Snipp quickly earns admiration for skill with a musket and unequaled bravery. When Levi explains one night that he is a Quaker leading a regiment, it leads to a late-night discussion of faith and a developing friendship.
But Snipp’s secret can only be hidden for so long. After an injury forces Josie to reveal her real identity, Levi is angered by her deception. Worse, Josie is marched out of the company without a chance to explain—or even say goodbye. Will their friendship survive? Or will the hatred saturating the war-torn nation affect even the heart of a peace-loving Quaker?
LOL about your #bookloverproblems! 🙂
My first line today (that I’m also sharing on my blog) is from Melissa Tagg’s From the Start. “How in the world had rain earned such a romantic rep?”
I hope you have a great weekend!
Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Heather Day Gilbert’s latest “Guilt by Association” It is the 3rd book in her Murder in the Mountains series. I’ll share here the first line from chapter 4.
“Without a doubt, the number five trailer is the prettiest place in Scots’ Hollow.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Totally can relate to hesitating picking up a new-to-me author as well.
I’m sharing about The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but I’ll share a first line from a book on my soon-to-read list here.
Your first thought upon picking up this book is probably: How can a person born without any limbs consider himself to to be the hands and feet of Jesus on this Earth?
-Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children by Nick Vujicic
That really is captivating! I’ll have to check it out. The book I’m sharing on my blog this week is Runaway Bride by Mary Connealy. I will share here the first line from a children’s book I just finished reading by A. Lynn Basset called The Boy and The Clock Book. “Tick-tock, tick-tock. Only three minutes stood between Charlie Higgins and the best summer ever!” Have a great weekend!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from Callum’s Compass by Sara L. Foust:
“A persistent knock at the front door dragged Kat Williams awake.”
Carrie @ Reading Is My SuperPower says
I’m looking forward to reading this one!
My current first line is from The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright –
“Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.”
I completely understand your #bookloverproblems!! All too well, let me tell you. 🙂 I haven’t read any of Sharlene’s newest, but I’m a huge fan of a few of her older ones. I hope you’re enjoying it!
Caryl Kane says
Two Years Earlier
Renee huddled in the garden shed in her pajamas and tried to hear him over the pounding of her heart in her ears. – Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble
Happy Friday and happy reading!
Nicole Santana says
I agree! I hesitate to try new authors out because I have so many favorites and so many of their books to still read.
Over on my blog, I am featuring Brett Armstrong’s novel Destitutio Quod Remissio. It’s an interesting read so far. Here I will post the first lines from chapter four of this book.
“The streets were filled beyond the usual that day, or perhaps it only appeared so to Marcus. The market district was expansive enough to accommodate thousands. Over it looked the tall stone buildings surrounding the huge open Forum that was the city’s center for centuries. All of the grand structures were washed white by the noon’s radiance and loomed large over the transactions of Rome’s citizens.”
I Like the Cover It is very appealing. I also negative add new authors of buy a book as I have more than enough to read. Today I am featuring one of my favorite series, Mattie Winston. The link is https://wordpress.com/view/idahobluebird50.com
This might be one I have to read, what an intriguing premise! As I was reading your summary, I wondered if she would be discovered because she was injured (my daughter and I recently watched Mulan, so that stuck out to me, is that weird?!) Happy Reading!