02 February 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Mayflower Bride

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday (and February)!

I've been enjoying the adventure of The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse recently (and conveniently, it's one of the shorter books I've read this week, so it works for the "Little Month, Little Story" theme for Hoarding Books today!). Here's a quick peek at a few lines from it.

First Line: A splinter of wood pierced Mary Elizabeth Chapman's thumb as she crept behind her lifelong friend Dorothy Raynsford.

From Page 56: It would be weeks before he'd get to see her again, and even then, he wasn't worthy of her attention. Especially since her whole reason for the trip revolved around her faith. Faith which William didn't understand.

A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.

Mary Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed—and he may have found one when a man from the Virginia Company offers William a hefty sum to keep a stealth eye on company interests in the new colony. The season is far too late for good sailing and storms rage, but reaching land is no better as food is scarce and the people are weak. Will Mary survive to face the spring planting and unknown natives? Will William be branded a traitor and expelled?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series begins with The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

More to come in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo: set 1725 New Orleans (coming April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep: set 1760 during the French and Indian War (coming June 2018)

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Hoarding Books and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. What an interesting idea! Stories about the people who may have been on the Mayflower. I love it! On my blog, I'm featuring Serendipity by one of my favorite authors, Cathy Marie Hake. Here, I'd like to share a line from the 30th chapter of The Captivating lady by Carolyn Miller, which is the book I'm currently reading. "The hope filling his heart leaked out the next day when he saw the way Charlotte barely looked at him." May you enjoy a blessed, joyful, and restful weekend.

  2. Ouch, that first line sounds painful. But that page 56 line? Just makes me want to read about the romance in this one! :)

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from Kizzie's Kisses by Zina Abbott:

    "Kizzie Atwell felt her breathing become more labored."

  4. Happy Friday!

    This week my FLF comes from Still Me by JoJo Moyes.

    It was the moustache that reminded me I was no longer in England: a solid, grey millipede firmly obscuring the man’s upper lip; a Village People moustache, a cowboy moustache, the miniature head of a broom that meant business.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

  5. Another one I'm hoping to get read this weekend. I can get two knocked out, right?

    Here’s are the first couple lines of a Love Inspired Suspense I finished recently but haven’t featured: Her head throbbed and grogginess gripped her. She rocked as if on giant waves. (from Thread of Revenge by Elizabeth Goddard.

    Happy Friday!

  6. This sounds good! I know a decent amount about this time in history but I've never read any historical fiction set during the time period.

  7. This sounds like it could be a good story. Enjoy your current read!

  8. Sounds good to me! Happy weekend!

  9. This looks like a great series! Happy Saturday!

  10. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first lines from the three novellas in A Night in Grosvenor Square. It's a new Timeless Regency Collection. I'm 1/2 way done, and I'm loving it so much. Currently, I'm starting chapter 5 in the second story, so I'll share that first line here:

    "In spite of Anne's attempts to distract herself from thoughts of Davis Whitledge, hours of repetitive work allowed her mind to drift."

  11. The line from page 56 definitely has me wanting to know more!

    I've shared from The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron on my blog, but I'm currently reading The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel. I'm really enjoying it. Here's the first line:

    "Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to the past. But it's not that simple."


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