Friday, March 6, 2020

First Line Fridays: An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz

Happy Friday! 

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today, I'm sharing the first line from An Uncommon Woman by Laura Frantz:

"Why could she not quit pondering that flounced petticoat?"

Have you read this book? The book blurb is below and you can read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!


About the Book:

Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself.

Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand--and heart--are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning.

Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770.


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

14 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!

    An Uncommon Woman sounds like a really beautiful story, and I will definitely have to add this one to my tbr.

    On my blog this week I'm sharing the first line from Rachael Bloome's Puzzle Pieces:

    "Elle Montgomery wanted nothing more than a cozy night in."

    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing! May you have a great weekend, too!

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  2. I am reading Jody Hedlund’s The Runaway Bride and here is my first line: “Today she might meet the man she’d marry.”
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

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    1. I LOVED that book! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. That was an Uncommonly good book.


    My first line comes from The Blue Cloak by Shannon McNear
    June1,1797 Knox County, Tennessee
    It was unbecoming to be jealous of a dear friend’s marriage.

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    1. An Uncommon Woman is actually still on my TBR stack! I've heard it's one of her best books and I'm sooooo looking forward to reading it! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Happy Friday! My first line 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."

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    1. I have that one on my kindle, but haven't had a chance to read it yet! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  5. I’m currently reading Sweet on You by Becky Wade and the first line is “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d last seen her. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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    1. Becky Wade is one of my favorites for contemporary romance. I loved that entire series! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Happy Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Promised by Leah Garriott: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2020/03/06/first-line-friday-126/. It’s such a good book. I’m currently reading When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Getting the apartment ready in twenty four hours took all the energy MJ could muster.”
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! ❤๐Ÿ“–

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  7. This has been on my TBR pile - need to get to it! :) I'm sharing from A Convenient Fiction by Mimi Matthews on my blog today. This is the second line:

    "The water lapped over her head, leaves and debris floating along the surface in the midmorning sun."

    Happy Friday!

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  8. That's a good first line, for sure! LOL
    I've only read The Lacemaker by Laura.

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