Hello, reader friends and welcome to June!! Today’s featured book is from my tbr and I’m really looking forward to diving in! It’s been too long since I’ve read a story set within the Underground Railroad movement and this book contains NINE!!!
The Underground Railroad Brides Collection
by Barbara Tifft Blakey, Ramona K. Cecil, Lynn A. Coleman, Cecelia Dowdy, Patty Smith Hall, Terri J. Haynes, Debby Lee, Darlene Panzera, Penny Zeller
Emma Underground by Barbara Tifft Blakey
“Emma Trebor stood with her husband, Paul, on the church steps as their youngest daughter, Catherine, sat beside her groom in the flower-bedecked carriage.“
Follow the Christmas Star by Ramona K. Cecil
““Ah, don’t cry, Dahlia.” Edith reached out and brushed away the tear meandering down the little girl’s dusky cheek, her heart crumpling.“
Under the Sails of Love by Lynn A. Coleman
““Come quick,” Charlotte whispered, signaling for the runaway slaves to hide in the old childhood fort.“
The Bakery Bride by Cecelia Dowdy
““Son, when are you going to get married?” Oh no, she had to go and mention that.“
Place of Refuge by Patty Smith Hall
“She was running out of time. Jorgine Emmerson stared out at the lush green fields, the white boles of cotton swaying in time with the horses’ hooves.“
Free to Love by Terri J. Haynes
“Pounding jarred Winnifred from the hold of a deep sleep. She bolted upright, sending a quick glance to the still-dark windows.“
The Winter Quilt by Debby Lee
“Carol Martin clutched the handkerchief in her hands and gritted her teeth. She swore she wouldn’t look through her hope chest ever again.“
The Song of Hearts Set Free by Darlene Panzera
“Annie Morrison and her dearest friend had not taken more than five steps past Morrison’s cabinet shop when Louisa clutched her arm and let out a startled gasp.“
Freedom’s Flight by Penny Zeller
“Annalise Van Houten followed her aunt and uncle toward the First Church of Ridge Gap, Tennessee.“
Your turn, reader friends! Share YOUR first line in the comments below!
Click the blue blog hopping frog button to visit more FLF folks!
We also invite you to participate in First Line Fridays on your own blog, website, or social media!
Please remember to designate applicable posts as mature, see full guidelines for details.