First Line Friday — Honor Bound

6 Jan

Happy first Friday of 2023! Today I am spotlighting Honor Bound, the first book in Hallee Bridgeman‘s romantic suspense series, Love And Honor. It is my book club’s first read of the new year, and I am looking forward to discussing this book by a new-to-us author.

Here’s the first line:

Captain Rick Norton crouched near the edge of the dirt road.

It may seem odd to seek peace by moving to a war-torn African country, but for medical missionary Dr. Cynthia Myers, it provided a way to escape a shallow life of unearned wealth, a philandering fiancé, and a father now square in the public eye as vice president of the United States. At least here she knows her work and life have meaning. But all that is thrown into chaos when she fails to save the life of a local warlord’s mortally wounded son.

As part of the Army Special Forces “A-Team” on a mission to capture and subdue the warlord, Captain Rick Norton is compelled to use deadly force to save Cynthia’s life. Enraged at the violence she witnessed and riddled with guilt that men died because of her, Cynthia tries to hold on to her anger–but an unwanted attraction is taking hold.

With two members of his team badly injured and rebels in hot pursuit, Rick will have to draw upon all his strength and cunning to get her out alive . . . because he’s beginning to think they just might overcome their differences and be able to make a life together.

8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Honor Bound”

  1. Paula Shreckhise January 6, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    My first line comes from the first chapter of The Mark if Zgrace by KimberleyWoodhouse:
    Monday, May 3, 1909 El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon
    Spoons clattered against pots. Steam sputtered out from under lids. The scent of fresh-baked bread and brewing coffee filled the air.

  2. Nicole Santana January 6, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I am finishing up The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz, so I will share a line from there.
    “Davie is in the tower.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Cindy Davis January 6, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

    This is one of the authors I hope to read this year!

    • rbclibrary January 6, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

      I read book 3 first. It’s good to get everyone’s backstory.

  4. Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys January 6, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

    Sounds really interesting – a rich girl trying to make her life her own…. don’t know that I’d feel compelled to go to war torn Africa to accomplish it, but it should make for a good story! Enjoy.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  5. Paula Shreckhise January 7, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

    Becky! Howdo
    I change the email address where your blog is sent to? Word press is no help. I try to unsubscribe from my old email and it pop up with my new email. I think my old email is set to expire. Old one is sbc new one is gmail.

    • rbclibrary January 8, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

      I’m not sure. Sorry.

  6. Danielle Grandinetti January 8, 2023 at 10:15 am #

    I’ve heard such good things about this book/series. I’m currently reading The sisters of Sea View by Julie Klassen. The first line is: “April 1819. Sarah Summers carefully lifted the family heirloom, a warm mantle of nostalgia settling over her.” Hope you had a great weekend!

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