First Line Friday – 17 February 2017 – The Unveiling (Tamara Leigh)


Welcome to another edition of First Line Friday! I hope you’re not alone in the house right now, because I have a first line that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

I first read this book (and the other four in the series) a few years ago now, but decided to pick them up again because (a) they really are worth a re-read; and (b) THERE’S GOING TO BE A BOOK SIX! If you haven’t read the series before, this won’t mean much to you, but Sir Durand is finally going to get his turn!

Ahem. Back to business. What is this series, you ask? It’s Tamara Leigh’s Age of Faith series, set in Medieval England in the mid 1100s, and my first lines (I’m giving you two today, because I’m generous like that! 😉) come from the book that starts it all: The Unveiling.

Lincolnshire, England, October 1149
A nightmare seized him from sleep, turned around his throat, and filled his mouth so full he could not cry out. Desperate for air, he opened his eyes onto a moonless night that denied him the face of his attacker.

Doesn’t that just give you chills?

On a much less sinister note, we welcome another new member to our First Line Friday family today: Lauraine Henderson. Make yourself at home, Lauraine 🙂

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken //  Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews //
Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //
Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish  //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes  //
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //
Sydney ~ Singing Librarian

If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.

~ About the Book ~

12th Century England. Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper, and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made. For four years, Lady Annyn Bretanne has trained at arms with one end in mind—to avenge her brother’s murder as God has not deemed it worthy to do. Disguised as a squire, she sets off to exact revenge on a man known only by his surname, Wulfrith. But when she holds his fate in her hands, her will wavers and her heart whispers that her enemy may not be an enemy after all. Baron Wulfrith, renowned trainer of knights, allows no women within his walls for the distraction they breed. What he never expects is that the impetuous young man sent to train under him is a woman who seeks his death—nor that her unveiling will test his faith and distract the warrior from his purpose.

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20 Responses to First Line Friday – 17 February 2017 – The Unveiling (Tamara Leigh)

  1. Wow. That is a great first line. “When I pulled into the parking lot for the Icicle River trail, the sky was that tender baby pink, as if this day was born with its own life, full of promises.” This is the first line of chapter 8 in, “The Waves Break Gray,” by Sibella Giorello. This is the sixth book in the Raleigh Harmon series. 🙂 Love these mysteries.

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  2. Thank you for choosing The Unveiling for First Line Fridays! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the series. And, yes, Sir Durand is on his way 🙂 If you haven’t seen the slow unveiling of his cover, I’m posting it on Facebook–and just revealed his face. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Heather says:

    The Elusive Miss Ellison
    Carolyn Miller

    And the first line is…

    St. Hampton Heather
    Gloucestershire, England
    June 1813

    “‘Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?’ Lavina Ellison placed down her gardening trowel, swiped perspiration from her brow, and smiled up at her friend. ‘Good Morning, Sophy.'”

    Happy reading and happy Friday!

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  4. andinewberry says:

    Tamara Leigh is a favored author! I’ll have to re-read them too since there will be a book 6!
    My first line comes from Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham, set to release in April.

    One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took. In a cataclysmic chain of events, someone bumped into Eisley Barrett, sending her purse and all of its contents skittering across the glossy floor of Heathrow International Airport.

    Happy Friday!

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  5. Beth Erin says:

    I adore Tamara Alexander’s medieval stories!!! Her contemporaries are also on my tbr. Have you read them?

    Sam wouldn’t lose another kid on his watch.
    Rescue Me by Susan May Warren
    It’s so good!

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  6. lelandandbecky says:

    The book nearest me is an old one, because I used it on Carrie’s blog. My first line is from an old book that, although I don’t have it’s publication date, it was a present in 1908 to someone. “It appears to me, looking back over a past experience, that certain days in one’s life stand out prominently as landmarks, when we arrive at some finger-post pointing out the road that we should follow.” But my very favorite line is: “The heart knoweth its own bitterness, Phoebe, and it may be that in your place I should fail utterly in patience; but if we will not lie still under His hand, & learn the lesson He would fain teach us, it may be that fresh trials may be sent to humble us.” from Uncle Max by Rosa Carey

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  7. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    I have one of Tamara’s books waiting on my Kindle. I need to read it!
    Here’s my first line:
    “You don’t want to do this.” I just received a copy of my critique partner LeAnne Bristow’s debut with Love Inspired called Her Texas Rebel. So excited for her!

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  8. carylkane says:

    I’ve not yet read Tamara’s books.

    My first line comes from The Divine Romance by Gene Edwards.

    He was alone.

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  9. My line this week is from “Inventing Eleanor: The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine” by Michael R. Evans.

    “Eleanor of Aquitaine is one of the most famous women in medieval history, yet also one of the most inaccessible.”

    Happy Reading!


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