First Line Friday #76

The novel I'm sharing this week is the first book in a wonderful series I read several years ago. It's worth mentioning to all my followers who love Christian Historical Fiction as much as I do. This series is worth your time to read it. It will take you on an unforgettable adventure and bless your heart in the process.

The first book is called Maire (The Fires of Gleannmara Book 1) by Linda Windsor. Once you finish this one, I think you will be anxious to get the remaining two books in this series. It takes place in Ireland.

Growling with battle fury, Rowan of Emrys wrenched his sword from the rib cage of the tattooed barbarian.

The first line sounds gruesome, doesn't it? But trust me, this series is worth reading. Following is the description from the back cover of the book so you can see for yourself what the story is about:

A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the "God-graced mountains and plains" of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara's warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary -- a Christian, no less -- as hostage during a raid. At first, she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith.

Now it’s your turn. First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. If you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured on their blogs by clicking on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post.

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January 19, 2022