First Line Fridays – A Heart for Freedom

First Line FridaysHere’s another First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books!  It’s a fun way to share good books and spread the love of words on the page.

My publisher has been releasing some great books! A Heart for Freedom by Janet Grunst not only has a gorgeous cover, but it also promises to be a great story!

About the book:

A Heart For Freedom_Janet Grunst

Matthew Stewart wants only to farm, manage his rural Virginia inn, and protect his family from the tyranny of the Crown. But with tensions between the British Loyalists and Colonial Patriots mounting, he’s forced to choose sides.

While in Scotland Heather Stewart witnessed the devastation and political consequences of opposing the Crown. Now she wants only to avoid war and protect the family and peace she’s found in Virginia. When Matthew leaves for a short journey and doesn’t return, Heather begins to lose hope of seeing her husband again.

She’s seen the cost of fighting England and wants no part of it. He has a heart for freedom and is ready to die for liberty and those he loves.

First Line:

Matthew removed the three-cornered hat and wiped the sweat from his brow as he headed down the narrow alley just off King Street. Every step felt like a drumbeat accompanying Lucas Stephens’ remarks from the day before.

flourishFirst Line Fridays_Hoarding BooksNow it’s your turn! Grab the nearest book (or the book you are reading) and share the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and check out the linky with more First Line participants. 

Have a great weekend!


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17 responses to “First Line Fridays – A Heart for Freedom”

  1. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from One Plus One Equals Trouble by Sondra Kraak! The book is FREE (limited time – this weekend only).

    I’m currently reading Under the Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer. I’ll share the first line from chapter 23
    “Where’d Mr. Bennett and Mr. Whelan go, Miss Becky?”

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    1. I had to check out the book, and it looks like a fantastic read! Thanks for sharing!

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      1. It’s really good!! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “This Courageous Journey” by Misty M. Beller:

    “Today, we left the train – forever, if my aching limbs could decide the matter.”

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    1. That sounds intriguing! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. My first line is from The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright:

    “Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.”

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    1. LOve Love Love that first line! It certainly pulls you in!

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  4. Hi, Sherrinda! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from my current read, Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi. I have only started it today and am just on the second chapter, so I will share the first few lines from chapter 2 here instead.

    The girl’s braid hasn’t fallen out in three days. Her hair is sunlight incarnate, and the strand weave together in a smooth and seamless pattern that leaves me sick with wonder. I wish I could speak to her. I wonder if her voice is rough or soft.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend! 😀

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  5. I love that! The description…the feels…I shall check that book out!


  6. Happy Friday. 😃

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Gone Too Soon my Melody Carlson. So far, I am enjoying the book. I’m just starting chapter 4 in Gone Too Soon, so I will share it’s first line here.

    “I don’t think anyone observed me sneak out the backdoor.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 📚💜


  7. Paula Shreckhise Avatar
    Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by Murray Pura:
    It is about the Underground Railroad.
    Saturday night, early December 1860
    Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Five miles north of Gettysburg

    It was so black she could not see her hand even if she held it so close it touched her face.

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    1. Ohhhh, I’ve been in darkness like that. It kinda creeped me out, actually. Sounds like an interesting read!


  8. I don’t think I’ve heard of this one but looks intriguing!
    On my blog this week I shared the first line of Searching for You by Jody Hedlund but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: ” Sophie stretched and yawned, relishing the scent of bacon and coffee and something sweet.” I’m good for the bacon but I have to admit I don’t like coffee OR the smell of it (yes, I know I’m the odd-ball lol). Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I love Jody’s books! She is a fantastic writer. I haven’t read that one yet. I shall definitely put it on my TBR list.

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      1. It’s releasing Dec 4 I have an early review copy. Definitely recommend it!


  9. On my blog I’m featuring A Tale of Two Hearts: Book 2 in Once Upon a Time Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. I’m currently reading A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews. Since I’m on Chapter Two, I will share the first line from this chapter. “You told him what?” Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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    1. Oh my….what did the world was he told???? lol I love Christmas stories. Thanks for sharing!


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