First Line Friday – 23 February 2018 – Keturah (Lisa T. Bergren)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I’m taking a journey to 18th Century West Indies with Lisa T. Bergren’s recent release, Keturah. I’ve never read a book with this setting, so I’m looking forward to all that is in store for me!

~ About the Book ~

In 1772 England, Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves the heiresses of their father’s estates and know they have one option: Go to the West Indies to save what is left of their heritage.

Although it flies against all the conventions for women of the time, they’re determined to make their own way in the world. But once they arrive in the Caribbean, proper gender roles are the least of their concerns. On the infamous island of Nevis, the sisters discover the legacy of the legendary sugar barons has vastly declined–and that’s just the start of what their eyes are opened to in this unfamiliar world.

Keturah never intends to put herself at the mercy of a man again, but every man on the island seems to be trying to win her hand and, with it, the ownership of her plantation. She could desperately use an ally, but even an unexpected reunion with a childhood friend leaves her questioning his motives.

Set on keeping her family together and saving her father’s plantation, can Keturah ever surrender her stubbornness and guarded heart to God and find the healing and love awaiting her?

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~ First Lines ~

In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened, his daughters received them all.

Do you enjoy travelling to new and exciting settings in your reading, or do you like to stick with what you know?

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. 🙂

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32 Responses to First Line Friday – 23 February 2018 – Keturah (Lisa T. Bergren)

  1. This sounds like a really great story! I’ll have to add it to my TBR! 🙂
    Over on my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from Sarah Sundin’s “The Sea Before Us”. It’s a fantastic story!
    Here I’ll share with you the first line from chapter 5 of the same book.
    “Teleprinters chattered and telephones buzzed, and Dorothy carried a stack of diagrams into the intelligence office.”

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  2. Andrea Stephens says:

    Hartville, TX 1886
    Hugh Sterling hopped off the train, hand on his sidearm, ready for trouble.
    First Line from the Prologue of Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection by Erica Vetsch, Gabrielle Meyer, Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Vicki McDonough, and Lorna Seilstad.
    Happy Friday!

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  3. carylkane says:



    “It’s time,” the voice said. “Remember what we told you.” – No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  4. rbclibrary says:

    I’m reading Keturah next month. On the blog I’m featuring The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Here I’ll share from Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert. “Zane Boone had carried the weight of his guilt longer than he cared to admit.” Happy Friday!

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  5. Becky says:

    I just finished this book not too long ago! It’s a great read! It also happens to be the closest book to me so I don’t have a first line to share. Haha.

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  6. This definitely sounds like a book I will enjoy. On my TBR list. On my blog, I’m featuring A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Here, I will share a line from a book I am currently reading. The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. Isn’t that timely? 🙂 The first line in the Preface is “One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven?” I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. nashpredsfan27 says:

    A second vote for Keturah this week. Great read.

    Not much had changed about Laurel Cove, North Carolina in the ten years since Livy Johnson had last visited. (Someplace Familiar by Teresa Tysinger)

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  8. Beth Erin says:

    Going to have to squeeze this one in! Have a great weekend, Katie!

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  9. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter on my blog today. Here is the first (two) line(s) from one of my other current reads, Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read:

    “Autumn had come early to Thrush Green. The avenue of horse-chestnuts, which ran across its northerly end, blazed like a bonfire.”

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  10. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My first line us from Fugitive Spy by Jordyn Redwood:
    As CIA spy Casper English crossed the threshold into the abandoned home, the faint wheezes of a man teetering on death whispered just above the gusting snowstorm.

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  11. MrsTina Rice says:

    Happy Friday!
    Lisa T. Bergren’s Keturah sounds like a very intriguing story.

    My first line is from The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller….

    Brighton Cliffs, England
    April 1845
    …The Honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs…

    Blessings, Tina

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  12. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken:

    “Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.”

    Liked by 1 person

  13. honeybeerosewritings says:

    The sea was calm, glittering beneath the moon like an endless sheet of diamonds.

    Nevermor by Lani Lanore

    Liked by 1 person

  14. hjsnyder28 says:

    Great first lines–this book look so good! Happy Saturday!

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  15. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Saturday!!!

    On my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from Lisa T. Bergren’s fantastic novel, Keturah, too. Great minds!!! Lol!

    Here, I will share the first lines from the novel I’m currently reading, A Brush with the Beast by Richard Sones.

    “Good night, Mr. D,” chirped an elderly secretary as Nick left his office on another late night. Slim, young, black briefcase in hand, he walked briskly toward the door.

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