Friday, October 28, 2016

First Line Friday - The Mistress of Tall Acre

Since I am celebrating my 10 year anniversary and featuring Laura Feagan Frantz on my blog this week, I thought I'd feature her book The Mistress of Tall Acre.

About the book:

The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre?

First line:

On this day, 8 August, 1778, a child was safely delivered. . . .Nay, not safely. Anything but safely.

Please visit these lovely ladies and read their first line and leave your own. Leave your first line in the comment section.

Rachel at Bookworm Mama

Beth Erin at Faithfully Bookish

Sydney at Singing Librarian

Carrie at Reading is My Superpower


Sydney Anderson said...

I just love this book! Don't you!! :)

My first line:

Pecan Street & Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas
February 1, 1882

"My ability to recognize one's true love, and I say this in all humility, surely must be a gift."

~If I Loved You Less by Gina Welborn
In Austen in Austin Vol 1

Andi said...

This is one of my all time favorites of Laura's.

Caryl Kane said...

I LOVE Laura's stories!

Here is my first line:

August 1916

My foot pressed the pedal on the floor, shifting the Packard Runabout into a higher gear. At Every Turn by Ann Mateer

Becky said...

From Nowhere For Christmas by Heather Gray:

"Some women were satisfied with one man in their life. There were even women who would say that was too many."

Bookworm Mama said...

I need to read this book!
"Baby steps." - Leaving Oxford by Janet Ferguson

Beth Erin said...


"No way. Not now. Not ever." Sam Conrad tossed the manila folder onto his father's massive mahogany desk.
Blown Together by Janet W. Ferguson

Robin E. Mason said...

as it turns out, a copy of my book, Cissy, is closest to me (waiting to be signed and mailed) and the first line is,

“I hate you and I wish you was dead.”

Cissy is the third book in my unsavory heritage series.

MeezCarrie said...

Happy anniversary! :D

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