First Line Friday #79

I am writing from the beautiful state of Florida this week where my husband and I are attending the General Council of the Assemblies of God. This is an exceptionally busy week for me, but I didn't want to miss First Line Friday because I have a wonderful book to share with you that I just finished reading. This book will take you on an exciting adventure. I read it during my flight and as I waited in airports. Needless to say, I had to deal with interruptions. When we were finally settled in our hotel room for the night, I read it through to the end because it was that hard to put down! I finished at about 12:30 AM! No regrets! It was worth a bit of sleep depravation.

The book I'm featuring is Lord of Her Heart by Sherrinda Ketchersid. Clicking on the book title will take you to Amazon where you can see the description and purchase the book. Clicking on the author's name will take you to her website.

I won a copy of this book by commenting on the Journeys to Joy website. After I received it, I realized I had already purchased the Kindle version and it was waiting in my TBR pile. 🙈 But I am happy to have the paperback also.

Lomkirk Abbey, England, 1198 AD

"I tire of this endless cleaning." Jocelyn Ashburne sat on the cold stone floor of the cellarium and put a hand to her aching back. Her gray woolen habit made her itch. She wanted to pull off the veil to release her damp curls from its confines. "Methinks the Reverend Mother Agatha is attempting to tire my body and mind into forgetting my desire to return home."

Description on back cover of the book:

Lady Jocelyn Ashburne suspects something is amiss at her family's castle because her father ceases to write to her. When she overhears a plot to force her into vows—either to the church or to a husband—she disguises herself and flees the convent in desperation to discover the truth.

Malcolm Castillon of Berkham is determined to win the next tournament and be granted a manor of his own. After years of proving his worth on the jousting field, he yearns for a life of peace. Rescuing a scrawny lad who turns out to be a beautiful woman is not what he bargained for. Still, he cannot deny that she stirs his heart like no other, in spite of her conniving ways.

Chaos, deception, and treachery threaten their goals, but both are determined to succeed. Learning to trust each other might be the only way either of them survives.

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