First Line Friday — Of Men And Angels

27 Mar

In keeping with my determination to share books from my TBR shelves, today’s First Line comes from Of Men And Angels, book two in The Galway Chronicles, by Bodie and Brock Thoene. This book, published in 1998, has been on my shelf a long, long time. I did read book 1, and really liked it. Now to find time to finish the series! I am supposed to go to Ireland for my birthday in May 🙁 — plane tickets are purchased and hotel reservations made. But that probably won’t happen until later in the year. So, I really should get going with this series not only to prepare for my trip, but to pursue some virtual travel as well.

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This novel takes readers into the life of Joseph Connor Burke, who has reclaimed his ancestral acres and the manor he was born to rule. But in a turbulent time when Ireland struggles under an unjust English oppressor, Joseph’s dreams are inevitably shattered by violence and betrayal. Soon the village of Ballynockanor will be swept into storms of political strife that will eventually spread to the entire Emerald Isle. Just when hope for a better life seems brightest, the darkness of evil and tragedy could snuff it out. Will Joseph stand for what he truly believes, no matter what it costs him? And when he makes his stand, will the woman he loves choose to be at his side?

Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced “Tay-nee”) have written over 45 works of historical fiction. That these best sellers have sold more than 10 million copies and won 8 ECPA Gold Medallion Awards affirms what millions of readers have already discovered — the Thoenes are not only master stylists but also experts at capturing readers’ minds and hearts.


15 Responses to “First Line Friday — Of Men And Angels”

  1. Paula Shreckhise March 27, 2020 at 10:55 am #

    My first line is from Silent Shadows by Natalie Walters:

    Pecca Gallegos never thought she’d be turning down a marriage proposal—much less four of them.

    Just finished this wonderful book!

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 6:43 am #

      I read the second book in that series. and I really liked it. The other 2 are on my TBR list.

  2. Kirby preppybookprincess March 27, 2020 at 11:24 am #

    Happy Friday!

    My first line this week is from Take a Chance on Me by Becky Wade:

    “The hospital’s electronic doors whooshed open as Penelope Quinn rushed toward the emergency room.”

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 6:44 am #

      Love Becky Wade!

  3. bellesmoma16 March 27, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m sharing the first line from The Merchant’s Yield by Lorri Dudley: I’m just starting the novel, so I will share another line from the book here today.
    “Mama glanced at Lottie’s coiffure and sighed. ‘I wish you had used powder.'”
    Hope you have an excellent day and a great weekend. 🙂❤️📖

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 6:44 am #

      I hope you enjoy your weekend too!

  4. lelandandbecky March 27, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Marry Me” by Autumn Macarthur:

    “The intercom on the hospital room wall beeped, interrupting Melanie and Alia’s fast and furious clapping game and their storm of giggles.”

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 6:45 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yvette - Bookworlder March 27, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin today. Here is the first line from chapter 3:

    “It wasn’t easy to open the front door of my cottage with a bread bowl of stew in my hands and a jug of milk under one arm. But I managed.”

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 7:23 am #

      Loved that book!

  6. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) March 27, 2020 at 9:27 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White: “A stranger stalking down the street shouldn’t make her hands tremble in anticipation.”

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 7:23 am #

      Another great and ominous first line!

  7. thebeccafiles March 27, 2020 at 10:00 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett but right now I’m reading Labeling Lincoln by Stephenia H McGee so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 here: George struggled to keep his composure as they led him deeper into the bowels of the prison.” Happy reading this weekend!

    • rbclibrary March 28, 2020 at 7:22 am #

      Wow! That’s a great line! Have a wonderful Saturday!

      • thebeccafiles March 28, 2020 at 11:51 am #

        Thanks you too!

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