First Line Friday — Saving Mrs. Roosevelt

19 Nov

Happy Friday! What are your Thanksgiving plans? We will have a small immediate family get together this weekend before we head out for a road trip. We will have some traditional fixings, although in a simple form, and I am having someone else cook the bird! 🙂 So that will leave me some good available reading time. 😉 Today I am sharing a book that I will be reading in the new year, Saving Mrs. Roosevelt by Candice Sue Patterson. Do you have any books you are looking forward to reading in 2022?

Here are the first 2 lines:

Shirley Davenport was a breath away from dying.

Of boredom.

The Safety of the First Lady Rests in Shirley’s Hands

Shirley Davenport is as much a patriot as her four brothers. She, too, wants to aid her country in the war efforts, but opportunities for women are limited. When her best friend Joan informs her that the Coast Guard has opened a new branch for single women, they both enlist in the SPARs, ready to help protect the home front.

Training is rigorous, and Shirley is disappointed that she and Joan are sent to separate training camps. At the end of basic training, Captain Webber commends her efforts and commissions her home to Maine under the ruse of a dishonorable discharge to help uncover a plot against the First Lady.

Shirley soon discovers nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust? Why do the people she loves want to harm the First Lady? With the help of Captain Webber, it’s a race against time to save Mrs. Roosevelt and remain alive.

Candice Sue Patterson studied at The Institute of Children’s Literature and is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons in a restored farmhouse overtaken by books. When she’s not tending to her chickens, splitting wood or decorating cakes, she’s working on a new story. Candice writes Modern Vintage Romance–where the past and present collide with faith. For more on Candice and her books, visit

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — Saving Mrs. Roosevelt”

  1. Cindy Davis November 19, 2021 at 11:10 am #

    I am having my husband’s family over for Thanksgiving and my daughter will be home for the weekend from college. I have several books I am looking forward to reading in 2022. Today I am sharing from A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse.

  2. Nicole Santana November 19, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Constant Hope by Naomi Rawlings. So far, it’s pretty excellent!
    “‘The second largest…’ Keely’s voice trailed off.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Paula Shreckhise November 19, 2021 at 4:04 pm #

    Really want to read that book about WWII heroines!

    My first line this week is from The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel

    September 28, 1923. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Snapping wind yanked at the letter in myhand, and my fingers tightened, the crisp edge biting into my palm.

  4. Danielle Grandinetti November 19, 2021 at 7:16 pm #

    I this this book kne my tbr and I’m looking forward to reading it! I posted the first line from As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin.

  5. Candice Sue Patterson November 19, 2021 at 7:31 pm #

    I’m so honored that Saving Mrs. Roosevelt is on your 2022 reading list! Hope you enjoy!

  6. Jen@GracetoGrow November 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm #

    This sounds like a good one! I’m from Maine so that always catches my eye 😊 I posted the first line from Heart of Stone by David James Warren.

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