First Line Friday # 25

Friday, June 23, 2017

It's Friday, time for no alarm clocks, late nights, days spent with friends and family, and reading.

Today I am featuring The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson. This fairy tale retelling is based on the goose girl, one I am not familiar with, but know that Ms. Dickerson will make it unforgettable.

About the book:

She lost everything to an evil conspiracy . . . but that loss may just give her all she ever wanted.
Since meeting Steffan, the Duke of Wolfberg, at Thornbeck Castle, Lady Magdalen has not been able to stop thinking about him. She knows—as a penniless lady with little to offer in terms of a dowry—she has no real hope of marrying such a highly titled man, so it comes as a great surprise when she receives a letter from him, asking for her hand in marriage.
But all is not what it seems at Wolfberg Castle. Steffan has been evicted by his scheming uncle, and his cousin has taken over the title of duke. Left for dead, Steffan is able to escape, and disguised as a shepherd, hopes to gain entry to the castle to claim the items that will prove he is the true Duke of Wolfberg.
Journeying to the castle, Magdalen has no idea what awaits her, but she certainly did not expect her loyal maidservant to turn on her. Forcing Magdalen to trade places with her, the servant plans to marry the duke and force Magdalen to tend the geese.
Without their respective titles—and the privileges that came with them—Steffan and Magdalen are reunited in the shepherd’s field. Together they conspire to get back their rightful titles. But they must hurry . . . or else they risk losing it all to the uncle’s evil plan.

First Line

The year 1365, Barony of Mallin, the Holy Roman Empire

"Where do you think you are going looking like a beggar?" Mother asked 
Magdalen's hand was on the door. "Just walking."

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I'm not familiar with that one either.

I have the first line from Kara Isaac's AMAZING new release "Then There Was You" on my blog, but the first line I'm sharing here is from Kara Swanson's recent release, "The Girl Who Could See". (It must be a Kara kind of day!)

"On television crime shows, they never tell you how cold it is."

I haven't heard of that one.

Here's mine. Mistakenly Married by Victorine Lieske: "Penny wrung her hands and walked to the back of the room."

I need to read Melanie's books!

Suzie shivered at Carson Snotte's words, not the March air with its hint of lingering winter. Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter: "There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks."

One day I hope to read this!

On my blog is the first line from "Promise Me This" by Cathy Gohlke, but here I'll share the first line of the book I got in the mail yesterday: "Heart on the Line" by Karen Witemeyer! This will be my first to read of hers...
"The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest."

Yay! Thanks, Andi! :-) I hope you enjoy Magdalen and Steffan's story!

Such an enjoyable book to read!

I'll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry's new book "So Pure a Heart".
"Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak."

Andrea Stephens said...
June 23, 2017 at 2:44 PM

From a book, I finally got to read from my TBR list.
The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention.
First line from: Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

I'm unfamiliar with that one also - isn't it funny how for some (like me!) if it is not a Disney version, it is unknown? Have a great weekend!

I love fairy tale retellings. :) Happy Friday!

"It is a secret I intend to keep buried forever."
- An Unforgivable Secret, J.E.B. Spredemann

AWWW! Thank you for quoting my little story :)

She is a super talented writer! Happy Weekend!

Isn't it funny that we only know the fairytales related to Disney movies. Lol

Yes, you do! ;) Happy Weekend!

Definitely stop you in your tracks!

Welcome Melanie! I am hoping to read it soon! I'm sure I'll love it!

Always nice when you can check a book off your TBR. Happy weekend!

I know right! Happy weekend!

Me too! Happy weekend!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend!

I love Melanie Dickerson's fairy tale collection books! I just finished The Silent was excellent. :)

I need to catch up in this series!

Happy 4th of July!

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