06 March 2020

The King's General | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

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

Happy Friday!

I loved Rebecca, so I'm excited to be starting another Daphne du Maurier book.

First Line: September, 1653. The last of summer. The first chill winds of autumn.

From Page 56: They watched each other like duellists about to strike, and I remembered how Richard had told me they fought with one another from the cradle.


As civil war rages across England, the weak prove their courage and the privileged become traitors.

In this sweeping, bittersweet saga, spellbinding author Daphne du Maurier recreates a most memorable and true love story. Honor Harris was glorious and vivacious. Sir Richard Grenville was a dashing colonel and a knight. They meet on the evening of her eighteenth birthday at the Duke of Buckingham's great ball and fall deeply in love.

Soon afterward tragedy strikes and they are separated by betrayal and war. Decades later, an undaunted Sir Richard, now a general serving King Charles I, finds her. Finally they can share their passion in the ruins of a great estate on the storm-tossed Cornish coast—one last time before being torn apart, never to embrace again.

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