Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books. I have something for lovers of Medieval settings today. I’ve just finished reading the first two books in what will be a four book series by Venessa Knizley. If you’re interested, keep a look out for my review, which will be up soon. In the meantime, let me introduce you to the first book in the series, Beneath Outstretched Arms.
~ About the Book ~
The year is 1348—and the Black Plague has reached England. Forced to leave her betrothed behind, Lady Velena Ambrose arrives at her father’s countryside castle, grief stricken—and burdened with fears. She embraces her seclusion, but she is not to remain alone.
Though suffering great loss, Esquire Tristan Challener arrives at the castle, able to find comfort in the Bible that a friar has secretly placed in his satchel.
Velena desperately needs the book that Tristan keeps safely hidden in his room, but is it wise for her to find companionship with a man who is not her betrothed? Will darkness make its abode in her forever, or will she finally be set free to see that God is good, and that there is rest to be had, beneath His mighty outstretched arms?
Beneath Outstretched Arms is the first of four books to be released in this compelling new medieval series, Walk With Me.
~ First Line ~
Velena ran a decent way from the gatehouse wall before finally stopping in an open field—no reason for stopping here, no reason at all. She felt alone, and that was enough.
Well, it’s from Chapter 1 (there’s a prologue), and it’s actually the first two lines, but that’s close enough, right? 😉
I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂