31 July 2020

The Colonel's Lady | 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'm finally getting to a Laura Frantz book I haven't read yet, and I'm enjoying it so far.

First Line: This is madness.

From Page 56: Roxanna lay on the bed her father had lain on in life, dry-eyed and disbelieving.


In 1779, when genteel Virginia spinster Roxanna Rowan arrives at the Kentucky fort commanded by Colonel Cassius McLinn, she finds that her officer father has died. Penniless and destitute, Roxanna is forced to take her father's place as scrivener. Before long, it's clear that the colonel himself is attracted to her. But she soon realizes the colonel has grave secrets of his own-some of which have to do with her father's sudden death. Can she ever truly love him? Readers will be enchanted by this powerful story of love, faith, and forgiveness from reader favorite Laura Frantz. Her solid research and deft writing immerse readers in the world of the early frontier while her realistic characters become intimate friends.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: August 1, 2011

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  1. Simple first-liner but definitely attention grabbing!

  2. My first line is from Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

    Chapter 2
    September. Helmed Province, Afghanistan

    Sarah Denning sat on the dirt floor of the Afghani prison cell and shivered in the hinety-degree heat, fighting the fear that had been her constant companion since the Taliban had attacked the school yesterday.

  3. That line drew me in! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. I adore anything Laura Frantz writes. She's amazing!

    I'm currently reading The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan. I'm just beginning chapter 10, so I'll share from there:
    "The only other time Diana had been at Brent's flat -her flat- in Clerkenwell alone was when she was packing her suitcase to leave for Buckinghamshire."
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

  6. The Colonel's Lady looks interesting. The quotes really grabbed my interest.

  7. Happy Friday!

    Love that first line!! Captures right away... I want to know what is madness?! LOL! I'm adding this to my ever growing list!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Chautona Havigs' Dual Power of Convenience.
    "This isn't what I had in mind when I decided to open an mobile bookstore!"


    Have a lovely weekend!

  8. Pretty cover! Happy weekend!