First Line Friday – 12 May 2017 – The Vexing (Tamara Leigh)


Welcome to First Line Friday! Today is release day for book number six in Tamara Leigh’s Age of Faith series, so how could I feature any other book for First Line Friday?! I also interviewed Tamara yesterday, so if you missed that make sure you click here. After commenting with your own first line, of course!

~ About the Book ~

Answering her father’s summons to return home, Lady Beata Fauvel must evade capture by noblemen who seek to wed a great heiress. But when she falls into the hands of Queen Eleanor of England, she discovers her sovereign has plans of her own for the lady known France over as The Vestal Widow. Now Beata must not only escape the knight entrusted with ensuring she does not wed without permission, but survive a storm-tossed sea and revelation of a long-buried secret that could destroy her family. And what of a heart that wants what it cannot have? Will it only ever beat for the queen’s man?

For years, Sir Durand Marshal has faithfully served his queen as penance for betrayal of the Wulfrith family. When he rescues a woman pursued by vassals of the French king, he is charged with delivering to England the nearly scandalous lady who has only a name in common with the one he once loved. Though he never expects to feel anything beyond annoyance for the outspoken Lady Beata, he finds himself drawn to yet another woman denied him. Can he fulfill his duty to his liege? Or will he forsake his redemption and forever ruin his reputation—more, the lady’s?

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~ First Line ~

“Women were more trouble than they were worth. Or so Sir Durand Marshal told himself each time one dragged him into a mess like this one promised to do.”

I can’t wait to dive in!

Before I bid you adieu, we’re welcoming JaneReads from C Jane Read to the gang this week! Make sure you give her a hearty welcome! 🙂

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:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading  //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Andi ~ Radiant Light  //  Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower
Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian  //  Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

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

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34 Responses to First Line Friday – 12 May 2017 – The Vexing (Tamara Leigh)

  1. Good morning. My first line is from, “Stars in the Grass,” by Ann Marie Stewart. Read with a box of tissues nearby. 🙂
    “We rushed upward into the night sky, lifted by an unseen force.”

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  2. I’m looking forward to reading The Vexing! On my blog today I’m sharing a line from Pepper Basham’s book The Thorn Healer. I wanted to share something different in the comment, so I’m choosing a book that my son is currently reading. “As soon as she heard the first pop, pop, pop of the distant muskets, the young mother extinguished the morning fire and closed and barred the cabins shutter.” Abandoned on the Wild Frontier (The Trailblazer books) by: Dave & Neta Jackson Bethany House, 1995

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  3. carylkane says:

    My first line comes from The Magnolia Duchess by Beth White.

    AUGUST 13, 1814

    She could set fire to the letter in her pocket and it would still be true.

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  4. dinhgaldi says:

    This is the first sentence:
    “I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.” ~ Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

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  5. JaneReads says:

    On my blog today is the first line from Irene Hannon’s Sea Rose Lane so I am going to leave the first line from Between the Reins by Liz Isaacson that is releasing on May 16th. “The barn door banged open as Gil, one of the male counselors, burst through it, “Owen, there’s a fight we need your help with.”

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  6. andinewberry says:

    My copy downloaded last night, and I can’t wait to spend an afternoon with these characters. Happy Friday!

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  7. rachel820 says:

    HAPPY FRIDAY….Saturday? LOL!

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  8. Heather says:

    Happy Saturday! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Amanda Tero says:

    I have some of Tamara Leigh’s books but haven’t read any yet. Pulling-in first line!

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  11. Jessica Baker says:

    Not read anything by this author yet, but the first line is interesting. Have a wonderful weekend, well what’s left of it anyway 🙂

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  12. Hope you are having a lovely book-filled weekend…or that you already did, because I am pretty sure it is Monday where you are 🙂

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  13. Beth Erin says:

    I need more Tamara Leigh in my life.

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