First Line Friday – 31 March 2017 – The Patriot and the Loyalist (Angela K. Couch)


It’s First Line Friday time again! And this week I have internet, so maybe I’ll actually be able to visit everyone. YAY! 🙂

This week I have the first line from an absolutely riveting historical romance by Angela K. Couch: The Patriot and the Loyalist. It releases on 7 April, and you can pre-order or find out more at the links below the description. Also keep an eye out for my review, coming soon!

~ About the Book ~

Completing his three years in the Continental Army, Daniel Reid still has no desire to return home—not after losing the woman he loves to a British Captain—so he volunteers to ride south through enemy lines and deliver a message to Colonel Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. With his temper needing a release and a dark haired beauty finding her way into his broken heart, Daniel decides to join the Swamp Fox’s efforts against the British. Little does he know the British still have the upper hand.

Lydia Reynolds has learned that love comes at a price, and she refuses to pay. Better to close her heart to everything and everyone. When her brother-in-law won’t grant her passage to England, where she hopes to hide from her pain, New Englander, Daniel Reid, becomes her only hope—if she can induce him to give her information about the notorious Swamp Fox and his troops. When the British grow impatient and Daniel evades her questions, Lydia must decide how far to take her charade. The poor man, already gutted by love, hasn’t grown as wise as she. Or so she supposes…

Until the truth is known, the muskets are loaded…and it is time to decide where true loyalties lie.

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~ First Line ~

Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.

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43 Responses to First Line Friday – 31 March 2017 – The Patriot and the Loyalist (Angela K. Couch)

  1. Good morning. My first line is from Chapter 2 because the first line from Chapter 1 was very lengthy! 🙂
    “Matthew Cuthbert and the sorrel mare jogged comfortably over the eight miles to Bright River.”
    ~Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

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  2. Happy Friday Katie! Hope you have plenty of time to read this weekend 🙂

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  3. lelandandbecky says:

    My first line is from For the Love of Grace by Kimberly Rae Jordan
    “Grace Anderson stared straight ahead at the white wall of a small hospital room.”

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  4. carylkane says:


    Dublin, Ireland, 1916

    She heard it before she felt it. Harsh air sucking through clenched teeth, the grunt of an arm raised, the soft swish of a hand slicing the air. – A HEART REVEALED by Julie Lessman

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  5. angelacouch says:

    Thanks for featuring The Patriot and the Loyalist! My first line is from Her One and Only by Becky Wade:
    Dru lifted her handgun, leveling it on Gray’s stalker as she rushed forward through the crowd.

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  6. amandatero says:

    Now this is an intriguing era. 🙂 Sounds like a neat book!

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  7. Beth Erin says:

    I really want to get my hands on that series!!! I’m starting The Memory of You by Catherine West today!

    The wood-paneled walls of the boardroom were closing in.

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  8. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Love this book by Angela, and I was blessed to be a critique partner for her!
    My first line from Charles Martin’s Long Way Gone:
    I’d seen him before.

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  9. Heather says:

    This sounds like an excellent book!

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  10. andinewberry says:

    Wow! That is a great first line! Happy Friday!

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  11. agboss777 says:

    My first line is: “Lucy knew she was going to regret this.”

    ~Love, Lies & Typewriters: A Wartime Western Romance Novella
    by Heather Blanton

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  12. Anne L. Rightler says:

    My first encounter with light as more than illumination from a flashlight was on our homestead in Alaska at age five.
    Introduction to Who Told You That You Were Naked by William E Combs

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  13. The Patriot and the Loyalist sounds very interesting and my type of read. Thanks for sharing. My first line is “An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.” From Widow by Denise Weimer.

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  14. 1bgpayne says:

    I read that book! It’s good!
    My first line is from The Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson
    May 1813
    Was this the night she would actually die of tedium, triviality, and hypocrisy?

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  15. pjcbaker says:

    I would like to read about about Daniel!!!

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  16. dinhgaldi says:

    “Bernadette had been dead two weeks when her sisters showed up in Doyle’s living room asking for the statue back.” – Run by Ann Patchett.


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  17. I am SO looking forward to reading this book. It’s in my reading schedule for a couple weeks from now. So many books, so little time! 🙂

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  19. diannekc says:

    From Sunset in Old Savannah by Mary Ellis:

    If ever there was a perfect time for Beth Kirby to get out of town, it was now.

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