First Line Friday #40

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Sorry! I’m doing it again! I’m sharing a book that’s not set to release for a few months, but I’m currently reading and advanced copy and LOVE it so I HAD to share it! 😉

The book I’m featuring this week is:

castle-on-the-rise

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Present Day
Les Trois-Moutiers

Loire Valley, France

Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list.

I read The Lost Castle earlier this year and absolutely LOVED it, so I’ve been impatiently waiting to get my hands on a copy of the second book in the series. It’s set to release February 5, 2019 but I’ve been fortunate to receive an ARC copy. Currently I’m about halfway through and love it so far! Like the first book, it’s a triple timeline story. For this one they begin in 1797, 1915, and present day. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you rush to pre-order your copy today!

About the Book:

A storied castle. A band of rebels. And a nation chasing the centuries-old dream of freedom . . . What legacy will they leave behind?

When Laine Forrester travels to France to attend her longtime friend’s vineyard wedding, she expects to find a bride on the brink of a fairy-tale life. But after a series of unforeseen setbacks–a devastating diagnosis, a castle restoration put on hold, and the emergence of deep-seated family dynamics that threaten to derail the new couple’s fledgling marriage–it seems the storybook life Laine had imagined for her friend–and once, for herself–is suddenly crumbling before her eyes.

With hopes of resurrecting a happy ending for one of them, Laine throws support behind her friend and agrees to accompany the couple to the groom’s family home in Ireland, where the merging of a mysterious inheritance, long-buried wounds, and a fractured family set out to upend the trip from the start. It’s in the unlikely corners of a historic Dublin pub, and across the wide-open moors bordering Ireland’s majestic Wicklow Mountains, that Laine is slowly drawn in by the land and the people, sparking hope for something she never imagined possible: the courage to heal. But with secrets of her own–and a heart afraid to trust again–Laine must determine how much she’s willing to risk in mending the broken places within herself, and whether she believes that even through the depths of our pain, a beautiful story can emerge.

Set in three time-periods–the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century, Ireland’s turbulent Easter week of the 1916 Rising, and present day–Castle on the Rise weaves a story of legacy, conviction, and redemption against the backdrop of Dublin’s storied streets, and the stretch of Ireland’s stunning emerald shores. It raises the question: given the choice between the fairy tale or a life of truly anchored faith–which legacy would you choose?

About the Author:Kristy Cambron

KRISTY CAMBRON is an award-winning author of Christian fiction, including her bestselling debut The Butterfly and the Violin, and an author of Bible studies, including the Verse Mapping series. She’s a Women’s Ministry Leader at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, and a passionate storyteller who travels to speak at ministry events across the country, encouraging women to experience a deeper life in the Word through verse mapping. Her work has been named to Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books, RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and received 2015 & 2017 INSPY Award nominations.

Kristy holds a degree in Art History/Research Writing, and has 15 years of experience in education and leadership development for a Fortune-100 Corporation, working in partnership with such companies as the Disney Institute, IBM/Kenexa, and Gallup. She lives in Indiana with her husband and three sons, and can probably be bribed with a coconut mocha latte and a good read.

The most important thing? Jesus is everything— let her tell you about Him sometime.

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

8 thoughts on “First Line Friday #40

  1. I’ve heard wonderful things about this series. Here’s the first line from Secrets at Cedar Cabin by Colleen Coble — “Bailey Fleming glanced out her patient’s window into the parking lot, but the swirling snow obscured all but the dim glow of the streetlamp.”

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  2. I just got this book in the mail. I can’t wait to get to it.

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Jenny B. Jones’s novel His Mistletoe Miracle. It sounds like an amazing book that I am really excited to get to. Currently, I am right in the middle of In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson, so I will share a line from that book.

    Chapter 10: “It was the following day before I was able to deliver the message I’d received from the milliner.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lovely reading time, and Happy Holidays to you and your family! 😊❤️📚 + 🤶 🎅🎄

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  3. On my blog, I am featuring Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. Since it’s also my current read, I will share the first line from the 28th chapter: “I watched the moon from my window that night, knees tucked to my chest as I curled into the wingback chair.” I wish you a joy-filled Merry Christmas!

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  4. Merry Christmas!
    My first line is from Mind Games by Nancy Mehl: ( a fabulous book)

    He stood in the middle of his secret room, staring at walls covered with old newspaper clippings.

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