Welcome to another Friday! Can you believe it’s March already? In a couple a little over a week, we’ll be setting our clocks forward (but who doesn’t like leaving work when it’s still light outside?). Now that I’ve got you thinking about the time change, why don’t you distract yourself by grabbing the book nearest you, share the first line, then head over to our hosts at Hoarding Books and see what other first lines are being shared today. Your TBR pile will thank you. 🙂
I am intrigued by Barbour Books’ new Daughters of the Mayflower series. Different authors, different time periods, but all following the lineage of Mary Elizabeth Chapman, who readers meet in The Mayflower Bride. With an author line up that includes Kimberley Woodhouse, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Michelle Griep, MaryLu Tyndall and more, I’m expecting great things from this series.
So, let’s start at the very beginning with the first line from the first book…
More about the book (and the list of what’s to come):
Can a religious separatist and an opportunistic spy make it in the New World?
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
Mary Elizabeth Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed—and he may have found one when a man from the Virginia Company offers William a hefty sum to keep a stealth eye on company interests in the new colony. The season is far too late for good sailing and storms rage, but reaching land is no better as food is scarce and the people are weak. Will Mary Elizabeth survive to face the spring planting and unknown natives? Will William be branded a traitor and expelled?
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series begins with The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.
More to come in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
Caryl Kane says
The turquoise water surrounded Kaia Oana in a warm, wet blanket of delight. – Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
Nicole Santana says
Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest novel, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:
“Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape.”
Definitely a series I will look at more closely. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.
Sophie Eloy says
No I can’t believe it’s March already especially with the winter coming full force these last days! My lines for today: “Louisville, Kentucky, 2015
All Allison wanted was for this conversation to be over. That and she hoped the ehavy gray clouds would part and the sun would appear. It could go either way today – sun or rain. She stood at the kitchen window, peeling old white paint off the sill as she waited for the Kentucky sky to make up its mind.
Meanwhile, sitting behind her at the table, her lover, Cooper Mc Queen, gently ruined her life.” Happy Friday!
Rachel D says
This series looks super interesting!
I love the covers and the premise of this series! I’m going to be reading book 2, The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo, later this month. And it is very likely that I’ll share it on a future First Line Friday 😀 But for now… I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:
“Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”
Heather Snyder says
I love springing forward! Happy Thursday!
Suzie Waltner says
For a minute there, I thought I’d posted this weeks FLF a day early, LOL!