Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring
The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz.
About the Book
In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley’s father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Lady Blythe awaits who will ultimately be crowned king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.
No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with the clothes on her back and her mistress in tow. He has his own problems–a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing his father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.
Drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting alliances, and ambitions, Lady Blythe must be careful whom she trusts. Her fortune, her future, and her very life are at stake. Those who appear to be adversaries may turn out to be allies–and those who pretend friendship may be enemies.
The First Line is …
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Pull out the book beside you and leave a comment with the first line.
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10 thoughts on “First Line Friday | The Rose and the Thistle”
I’m excited to read this one. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week! 🙂
You’re welcome! 😀
I don’t read much from this time period. I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great weekend!
Thanks Cindy! You, too!
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!
I hope you enjoyed it, too!
Really loved Laura’d book!
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.
I have The Mark of Grace on my tbr list and I’m looking forward to Ruth’s story. Hope you’ve had a great weekend!