Friday, February 5, 2021

First Line Fridays: Tidewater Bride 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 Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz.

"Alas, she was not a tobacco bride, but she had been given charge of them."

Have you read Tidewater Bride? 📖 I have not. I won this book in a giveaway and I am planning to read it in a few months with my local book club!

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

They're both too busy for love . . . but love is not too busy for them.

Selah Hopewell seems to be the only woman in Virginia Colony who has no wish to wed. True, there are too many men and far too few women in James Towne. But Selah already has her hands full assisting her father in the family's shop. And now she is in charge of an incoming ship of tobacco brides who must be looked after as they sort through their many suitors.

Xander Renick is perhaps the most eligible tobacco lord in the settlement. His lands are vast, his crops are prized, and his position as a mediator between the colonists and the powerful Powhatan nation surrounding them makes him indispensable. But Xander is already wedded to his business and still grieves the loss of his wife.

Can two fiercely independent people find happiness and fulfillment on their own? Or will they discover that what they've been missing in life has been right in front of them all along?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I am reading this right now, I’m only six or so chapters in, haven’t had much time to read lately and it’s not a quick read. It’s a really 50 book.

    1. I'm glad you mentioned it's not a quick read. I'm planning to read it with my local book club in a few months and it sounds like I need to set aside plenty of time for reading it.

  2. I enjoyed this story. My first line comes from A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel.

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Healing Hearts" by KImberly Rae Jordan:

    "Sophia Haldorson shut off the car's engine, then turned to look at her almost-five-year-old son who sat in his car seat behind her."

  4. I loved Tidewater Bride! Really anything Laura Frantz writes.
    My first line is from Obsession by Patricia Bradley:
    The January warm spell had definitely ended in South Mississippi.

    1. I'm also a long-time fan of Laura Frantz's books! Happy reading!

  5. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I'm sharing from All of You, Always by Lindsay Harrel: Currently, I'm just starting A Dance in Donegal by Jennifer Deibel, so I'll share from there.
    "The grandfather clock downstairs chimed the hour, its clangs all too reminiscent of the funeral bells presiding over Mother's service just yesterday morning."
    Happy reading! 😀❤📚

  6. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line of Waltz in the Wilderness by Kathleen Denly
    " "No!" The scream pierced Eli, ripping her from her sleep."

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!