First Line Friday #17

Posted July 13, 2018 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 18 Comments


Welcome back for some more FLF fun!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

Her Place in Time
By: Stephenia H McGee

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“If only leaving her problems behind were as simple as leaving town.”

I originally had this book selected for my FLF last week until I remembered it was a special Independence Day week. I actually just finished reading this, and I will be posting my review sometime this weekend 🙂 I grabbed it because I loved the cover art, but I share it because I loved the story!

UPDATE: I ended up posting my review, and you can check it out HERE if you’re interested 🙂

About the Book:
Can love offer a new future…in the past?

A mysterious gown, unexpected courage, and a love that transcends time.

Nursing student Lena Lowery faces a grim diagnosis and a dangerous surgery. On the cusp of the life-changing procedure, Lena stays at the Rosswood Plantation Bed and Breakfast for one last weekend with her mother. There in an antique armoire, Lena discovers a Civil War-era gown that holds an unimaginable cure…a trip back in time to when the house served as a hospital.

Confederate Sergeant Caleb Dockery lost his brother, his eye, and nearly his life. Stuck in a makeshift infirmary, he’s counting the days until he can return to duty…and seek revenge. When a stranger appears, he suspects she’s a spy. If he can’t return to duty and find the revenge he craves for his brother’s death, he can serve his country by stopping this traitor. But her nursing skills are saving lives, and her courage and independence stirs his heart. When Lena’s safety is threatened, Caleb must strain the loyalties that bind him or risk losing her forever.

Caught between a future that holds no promises and a past that could offer new life, Lena must face an extraordinary decision. Should she return to her own time where her days are numbered? Or can she and Caleb find a love that stretches across time?

If you like historical romance with a twist, strong female characters, and heroes that transcend eras, you’ll love this journey through time that tests the limits of love.

*Her Place in Time is set in the house from The Liberator Series, just prior to the start of Leveraging Lincoln. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing Annabelle and Peggy in this new novella.

About the Author:stephenia-h-mcgee
Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. After earning a degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences, she discovered her heart truly lies with the art of story. She put pen to page and never looked back. Visit her at for books and updates.

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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.

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18 responses to “First Line Friday #17

  1. I shared the first few lines (and then some) of one of my old favorites Open Road Summer by Emery Lord on my blog. But let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza, on here instead.

    “Tell people one true thing before you tell them a lie. Then it will be easier for them to believe the lie.”

    Happy reading! And happy Friday to you! 😀

  2. Happy Friday!😁

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

    On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😎📚📚

  3. carylkane

    My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander

    I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.

  4. Sounds like a good one. I just downloaded the first book in the series. Thanks for sharing that.

    My first line in the book I am going to start later today from a Cozy mystery called Till Death do us Tart. 8th in a series.

    They say that love makes the world go round.

  5. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Melanie Dickerson’s novel, The Orphan’s Wish. I just started it and I’m loving it so much!

    Here, I will share the first line from chapter 8 (that’s where I’m at currently).

    “Aladdin followed Herr Kaufmann around for the first week.”

    Hope you have a great weekend full of fun reading!!! ❤📚

    • I haven’t read that one yet but it’s on my list! I have a few of the others in her Hagenheim series but haven’t read all of them yet either. Hope you have a great reading weekend too! 🙂

  6. Happy Friday! The book I’m featuring on my blog is “My Sister’s Intended” by Rachael Anderson. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time now, but I finally read it and am so glad I did. Truly an enjoyable read. I will share the first line from Chapter Eleven here. “”Would you care to go for a stroll with me in the gardens, Miss Gifford?” Brand asked, not sure whether or not he wanted her to accept.”

  7. Happy Friday!

    Ooh, looks like a book I need to add to my TBR!

    I’m reading The Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell right now, so here’s the first line: “Miss Sweeney disappeared on the first day of March, an icy Thursday morning of gloves and boots and veneers of diamondy frost on the windows of Sacred Heart High School.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

  8. I’m a sucker for time-travel romances. That sounds sooo good.

    Today, I’m sharing the first line from a book recommended by my daughter: Matched by Ally Condie. “Now that I’ve found the way to fly, which direction should I go into the night?” I don’t think I’m going to read that one, but she sure liked it 🙂

    Happy reading!

  9. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”

  10. Oh, this cover is stunning!

    Today I’m sharing lines from Kat Mizera’s Smitten in Santorini.

    “Melina Lakkas was having the mack daddy of bad days.”

    I hope you are having a better day than she is!

    I’m featuring lines from Kate Wiloughby’s upcoming sports romance Clean Sweep on my blog. I hope you can stop by.

    Happy Reading! Janine from @The World Was Hers for the Reading

  11. This author is on my radar, and now so is this specific book. It sounds great!

    I’m sharing from a book I won on GoodReads on my blog today, The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant, so here is the second line:

    “It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”

    Happy Friday and happy reading!

  12. This is another book with a lovely cover. We’ve had all the beautiful covers this week!

    I’m sharing the first line from More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer on my blog. I’m a big Karen Witemeyer fan, and this did not disappoint.

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