First Line Friday — The Road to Magnolia Glen

17 Jan

Happy Friday! Today’s first line continues my journey through the TBR shelves. I have a lot of books that NEED to be read — I just NEED to find the time! The Road to Magnolia Glen by Pam Hillman calls to me because of its setting — Mississippi of 1792. Mississippi is a state dear to my heart. I attended college and grad school there, as well as married a Mississippi boy. 🙂 I have a lot of ties that bind my heart, and I love that this book is set in a time in Mississippi history I am unfamiliar with.

Have you read The Road To Magnolia Glen?

What are your thoughts?

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1792, Natchez Trace, MS
Bitter since his eldest brother abandoned their family in Ireland, Quinn O’Shea travels to Natchez, Mississippi, ready to shuck the weight of his duty and set off on an adventure of his own. It’s time Connor, as head of the family, took responsibility for their younger siblings. While aboard ship, a run-in with three Irish sisters lands Quinn in the role of reluctant savior. Though it may delay his plans, he cannot abandon the Young sisters, especially the tenacious yet kind Kiera.

Upon arriving in the colonies, Kiera Young prepares to meet her intended and begin her new life. But she soon discovers the marriage her brother-in-law arranged was never meant to be, and a far more sinister deal was negotiated for her and her sisters.

Quinn offers to escort his charges safely to Breeze Hill Plantation and his brother’s care, fully intending to seek his freedom elsewhere. But the longer he remains, the greater his feelings toward Kiera grow and the more he comes to realize true freedom might be found in sacrifice.

CBA Bestselling author Pam Hillman writes Historical Christian fiction set in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Born east of the Mississippi and a hundred years too late, Pam still boasts of wrangling calves, milking cows and putting up hay, first as a child, and later with her own personal hero, Iran, on their family farm in Mississippi.

A voracious reader as a child, Pam especially enjoyed stories involving the great Westward expansion, and television shows such as Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Gunsmoke. The western writer, Louis L’Amour, kept Pam mesmerized with his tales of cowboys and Indians, mountain men and outlaws, prim schoolteachers, hot dry deserts, and boom towns.

Pam’s life in the country and her love of the old west bring authenticity to her work and depth to her characters, something that has been recognized many times in the industry through writer’s awards.

Her work has placed in dozens of writer’s contests, including being a four-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist with Claiming Mariah, her second novel, winning the Award for Best Inspirational. Other awards include the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, International Digital Award, and the EPIC eBook Award.

Pam lives in Mississippi with her husband and family.


8 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Road to Magnolia Glen”

  1. Paula Shreckhise January 17, 2020 at 3:05 pm #

    I love Pam Hillman!
    My first line is from Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason:
    Forward Operating Base camp Charles. Afghanistan, September
    Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong.

    • rbclibrary January 18, 2020 at 7:03 am #

      I’m looking forward to Eason’s book. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. lelandandbecky January 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “A Family to Call Ours” by Merrillee Whren:

    “The sideways rain drenched Caleb Fitzpatrick as he slogged down Maine Street.”

  3. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) January 17, 2020 at 7:05 pm #

    Happy Friday! I have read that entire series by Pam Hillman and enjoyed it. Today I’m sharing the first line from A Girl’s Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate: “Samuel Payton was an idiot.” 🤣

    • rbclibrary January 18, 2020 at 7:02 am #

      Yay! Have a great weekend!

  4. bellesmoma16 January 17, 2020 at 9:37 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Lone Star Ranger by Renae Brumbaugh Green: I’m currently on chapter 6, so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “Easy, now,” Elizabeth whispered, working to keep fear from her voice.
    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with awesome reading time. 🙂❤📖

  5. Yvette - Bookworlder January 18, 2020 at 12:30 am #

    Happy Friday and happy reading! The Natchez Trace series is so good! I’m sharing the first lines from Guarded by Sara Davison on my blog today, so here’s a semi-random line from Chapter 8:

    “I don’t do relationship advice, so you, Nicole, and God are going to have to work this out amongst yourselves.”

    • rbclibrary January 18, 2020 at 6:56 am #

      Great to hear! Have a wonderful weekend!

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