18 January 2019

So Fair a Lady | The Friday 56 & First Line Friday

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

Happy Friday!

I've been enjoying Amber Lynn Perry's Daughters of the Kingdom series this week (finallyit's only been sitting on my TBR for years), so here's a peek at Book One.

First Line: Don't leave us, Father, we need you!

From Page 56: I must keep my sister safe. No matter what happens. I will not repeat the mistakes I made with Peter.


Boston, MA 1773: Shards of Eliza Campbell's life crash to the ground when she discovers a devastating secret: her father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty. Determined to uncover the truth--at any cost--not even a marriage proposal from the dashing British Officer Samuel Martin can dissuade her. When rescued from British capture by handsome patriot Thomas Watson, Eliza discovers what her father risked his life for and yearns to know more. But will her budding attraction to this courageous patriot damage her already wounded heart?

After years of being blackmailed by Officer Martin, Thomas plans to start a new life in the small town of Sandwich. However, when his actions place Eliza and her sister in danger, he must act quickly to protect them from falling into enemy hands. If the three of them are discovered, their lives will never be the same. Now, not only must he protect Eliza, he must protect his heart from a love that is sure to wound him far greater than any British soldier ever could.

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. I haven't read any of Amber Lynn Perry's books.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin:

    “Wars weren’t won with caution, and aces weren’t made in straight and level flight.”


  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Liza’s Second Chance” by Molly Jebber:

    “Liza Schrock clenched her teeth and dug her fingers in the fresh dough in her Amish bakery.”

  3. I need to read more historical fiction. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE LIAR’S ROOM”

  4. Sounds like a good historical series. I love discovering treasures on my TBR mountain. This week I am spotlighting a middle grade fantasy - The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle - from my review stack. Happy reading!

  5. Why would a father leave his children? Or is this a priest? I'm highlighting quotes from Devotions

  6. This looks AMAZING! Enjoy :) I hope you can stop by:



  7. Beautiful cover! Happy reading Hallie!

  8. I haven't read anything by this author, but So Fair a Lady sounds interesting. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  9. Heartbreaking snippets but beautiful cover! Happy weekend!

  10. That's a great cover!

    I'm sharing the first line from The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings on my blog today. I'm hearing great things about it, and am looking forward to reading it.

  11. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I shared the first line from The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright but I'm currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte so I'll share the first line of my current chapter (11) here: "A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play; and when I draw up the curtain this time reader--you must fancy you see a room in the George Inn at Millcote, with such a large-figured papering on the walls as in rooms have; such a carpet, such furniture, such ornaments on the mantlepiece, such prints--including a portrait of George the Third and another of the Prince of Wales, and a representation of the death of Wolfe." I honestly don't know how I made it this far into my life without reading it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! :)

  12. I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  13. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from Between Two Shores by Jocelyn Green. It's so amazing!!! I'm currently on chapter 22, so I'll leave the first line from there.

    "The river had grown narrow and felt even smaller since Bright Star and Joseph had arrived with Gaspard Fontaine."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  14. I've finally started reading my first Amber Lynn Perry as well, and I think I'm going to want to read them all! I'm sharing from Excellent Women by Barbara Pym on my blog today, but I haven't started reading it yet, so here is a not-so-randomly chosen line from the first page:

    "I suppose an unmarried woman just over thirty, who lives alone and has no apparent ties, must expect to find herself involved or interested in other people's business, and if she is also a clergyman's daughter then one might really say that there is no hope for her."

    Have a great weekend!

  15. That line sound so sad. Hopefully the book goes up from there! LOL. Have a great day.