First Line Friday: The Mayflower Bride


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Happy Friday, reader friends! I don’t know about y’all but March sure came in like a lion here! With all this wind and rain we’ve had, we’re getting a big jumpstart on those May flowers! Which brings us to today’s featured book (I know, I’m punny!)


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The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse

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Gentle waves rocked the Speedwell as the vessel left behind the only home Mary Elizabeth remembered.


Aren’t these covers stunning, y’all?!!! The colors. The fabrics. The dresses!!! 😍

Daughter of the Mayflower series

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    I’m already on the ship!!!

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    I’ve got this sitting on my TBR pile. I hope I can get to it soon!

    I have the first line from Sondra Kraak’s new release, Three Words and a Kiss, on my blog today, but right now I’m going to share the first two lines from my current read, ‘Justice’ by Emily Conrad, which releases on 9 March:

    “Snow floated onto Main Street, each flake large enough to catch the breeze like a parachute. A miniature army, launching a surprise invasion on March first.”

    Have a great weekend!

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    Happy Friday! I need to find this book!😁

    My First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading soon, Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak!

    As far back as Sloane McBride could remember, she’d been told she was an ice-queen. Even the people closest to her, especially the people closest to her, complained about her reserve.

    Have a great weekend!😁

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    You and I were on the same wavelength this week but I shared the prologue ;).

    I plan to start The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep this weekend, so I’ll share the first line from that book.

    “Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley.”

    Have a great weekend!

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    My first line is from The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep.
    Dover, England, 1808
    Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley.

    I’m looking forward to this series. I have Mayflower but I have soooo many to read!

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    The smack of the baseball against an aluminum bat sounded like summer.
    By Kelly Irvin

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    Can’t wait to read more!

    The turquoise water surrounded Kaia Oana in a warm, wet blanket of delight. – Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday!

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    I have this book. I need to read this book!!! I need time!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest novel, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    “Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape.”

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    This series sounds very interesting to me. Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.

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    I have seen this book a few times but didn’t realize it was series. Thanks! Today on my blog I am showcasing The Witches City series. I started NO CURE FOR THE DEAD, a Florence Nightingale story. CHAPTER 1 September 1853 Some said I must have been possessed by a demon to take on the position as superintendent at the Establishment for Gentlewomen

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    These covers are gorgeous!
    I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

    Happy Friday!

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