Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Those of us who have enjoyed the first two books in Sarah Monzon’s Carrington Family series have been waiting very patiently (mostly) for Adam’s story, but the wait is finally over! Look for my review coming soon!
~ About the Book ~
They were prisoners of the past. Could legacy be the key to set them free?
Olivia Arroyo knows who she is and where she’s going—her sense of family responsibility a stepping-stone to her dream of becoming a chef. When her employer refuses her the chance to move from server to the kitchen, she makes another opportunity for herself with the owner of a new food truck. But her life derails when a hidden piece of her past suddenly comes to light, and she discovers everything she thought she knew about herself has been a lie.
A single decision can have innumerable consequences—a truth that has changed Adam Carrington’s life. A criminal defense attorney turned food truck owner, he is haunted by his role in an unpardonable act and driven by his need to make restitution. Unexpected help comes in the form of a feisty, raven-haired beauty, but she soon begins challenging his kitchen as well as his heart.
Propelled by a fleeting hope of freedom, Winnie and her family escape slavery and find refuge and new life with the Seminole Indians of Florida. But their future is still uncertain as threats of war, a return to slavery, and removal to the West shake their tentative grasp on freedom. Will they ever step out of the shadow of fear to leave a legacy of deliverance?
~ First Line ~
Freedom. No single word had the right to hold such power.
What a fabulous first line!
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. 🙂
I can’t wait to read this soon! Love Sarah’s books!
I’m sharing about “By the Waters of Babylon” by Mesu Andrews on the blog today, but I’m currently reading “Where the Fire Falls” by Karen Barnett so my first line will come from there.
Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted -with bold, broad strokes. Anything to distract from the truth.
Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with reading excellent books! 😀
Happy Friday, Katie! My first line comes from I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable
GOOSE CREEK HILL
“Maybe she’ll surprise us,” Eric said.
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Happy Friday! My first line is from Other People’s Children by Ellen Fannon (which I have laughed so hard through the little bit I started reading): Prologue:
“Why are children so childish?” Robin groused to herself as she sat valiantly attempting to put two coherent thoughts together for her newspaper column that was due tomorrow.
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Great line. Thanks for sharing.
Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring a Regency romance by Sally Britton, “The Gentleman Physician.” I’m still reading it so I will share the first line in Chapter 20 here. “Are you going to resume glaring at Miss Devon when she returns?” Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Happy Friday, Katie!
My first line comes from a book sitting on my TBR table and I hope to read soon…8 Weddings and a Miracle Romance collection by Tracie Peterson, Janet Lee Barton, Lena Nelson Dooley, Nancy J. Farrier, Pamela Griffin, Diann Hunt, Loree Lough, Sandra Petit and Gail Sattler.
….This is from the first novella in the book: Move A Mountain by Lena Nelson Dooley….
The moon above Litchfield, Minnesota, poured liquid silver over Christine Daily as she cuddled in the back of the horse-drawn carriage with Christopher Davis.
That is a fabulous line! Happy reading!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from the third Lady Alkmene Callender Cosy Mystery on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the fourth, Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy:
“Can’t this thing go any faster?” Denise Hargrove snapped at the driver. During the drive she’d consulted her watch over and over again, exuding a nervous energy Lady Alkmene Callender found hard to place.
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