First Line Friday — The Cumberland Bride

19 Oct

Happy Friday to all! This week we are finally having a nip in the air promising that Fall is finally here. I am sharing my current read, The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the beautiful cover that reminds me of the beauty of a Fall day. What are you reading today? Leave a comment with your first line. Make sure to head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.

Love and Adventure Are Discovered on the Wilderness Road

In 1794, when Kate Gruener’s father is ready to move the family farther west into the wilderness to farm untouched land, Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure like he did during the War for Independence and to see untamed lands. And she sets her sights on learning more about their scout, Thomas Bledsoe. Thomas’s job is to get settlers safely across the Kentucky Wilderness Road to their destination while keeping an ear open for news of Shawnee unrest. But naïve Kate’s inquisitive nature could put them both in the middle of a rising tide of conflict. Is there more to Thomas’s story than he is willing to tell? Is there an untapped courage in Kate that can thwart a coming disaster?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear.

Shannon McNear loves losing herself in local history. A Midwestern farm girl who lived in Charleston, South Carolina, for more than two decades before being transplanted to North Dakota, she’s a military wife, mother of 8, and a member of ACFW and RWA. When not sewing, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the northern prairies.


14 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Cumberland Bride”

  1. Michelle October 19, 2018 at 7:47 am #

    Thanks for sharing!

    My first line comes from: The Christmas Heirloom (4 different authors)
    Lancashire, England (Christmas~1827)

    From a purely rational standpoint, Sarah Gooding should have been ecstatic with her present position.

    • rbclibrary October 26, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      Ooh Christmas reading! Enjoy!

  2. joyofreadingweb October 19, 2018 at 8:01 am #

    Oh, I really enjoyed reading this one! Honestly, I’ve enjoyed all the books in the Daughters of the Mayflower collection!
    It is always fun to see what books are being shared on Friday! Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s newest book “The Reluctant Warrior”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 20 of the same book.
    “What harebrained decision had caused John to come west working for the Chiltons?”

    • rbclibrary October 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

      Great line! Happy Friday!

  3. susandyer1962 October 19, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from the book It Started With Christmas by Jenny Hale…..

    “I want to spend Christmas at the cabin.” Nana’s voice came from the dark stairway, startling Holly McAdams and making her jump as she walked in the front door, the warmth of the little house a stark contrast to the icy cold outside.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!😊🎃💕

    • rbclibrary October 19, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

      I want to spend all my time at my cabin, so I can relate! Have a happy Friday!

  4. Yvette - Bookworlder October 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

    This is on my TBR and I hadn’t realized it involved the Hessians in any way. Should be interesting. 🙂 I’m sharing from The End Begins by Sara Davison today. Here are the first lines from Chapter 1:

    Meryn didn’t move until a loud thud and a shout from upstairs yanked her from her stunned silence. “We need to get out now.”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

    • rbclibrary October 19, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

      That certainly is a startling first line! Have a great weekend!

  5. Paula Shreckhise October 19, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

    My first line is from Chapter 8 of Murder of Convenience by Linda Henton Matchett:

    “Police. Open up. “ Heavy pounding shook Geneva’s door.

    • rbclibrary October 26, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Yikes! That will get the heart pumping!

  6. Debbie P October 20, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    This book sounds like a great read.

    • rbclibrary October 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

      I finished it last night. Similar to Laura Frantz and Lori Benton in time period and subject.

  7. thebeccafiles October 20, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

    I enjoyed that book a lot!
    This week on my blog I shared Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer but I’m currently reading Chosen People by Robert Whitlow so here I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (26): “Hana had trouble containing her excitement during her morning Skype session with Daud.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading!

    • rbclibrary October 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

      Chosen People is in my TBR pile. Can’t wait to read it.

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