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3 June 2014

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By The Sea.

This is how it works: Write down either the first paragraph of a book your are currently reading / intending to read or read in the past and share with us. I do like a good opening!



My current read is a historic novel which I received for review. I'm currently reading Book 1 of 3 of The Kingsland Series - This is the House by Deborah Hill. 



Blurb:  

Hannah Deems renounced her Quaker community when she married. As a result, there was no one to whom she could turn when, by the end of The War for Independence, she found herself widowed and destitute. Then Seth Adams came by; he offered to take her with him, back to his place on Cape Cod. An unknown entity, at least Adams was willing to help. Hannah should have known that going with him would be, in fact, a bargain that included her body. But she must somehow provide for her little daughter, and so she accepted her fate.
Thus it was that Molly became known as the illegitimate child of a reprobate, consigned to a future not unlike that of her mother. In order to free herself, she must ensnare a man of humble origin who will accept her, love her, and whose successful career will help her to surmount her mother's shame. That man is Elijah Merrick, a young and enterprising sea captain who understands that in wooing and winning her, he will have to defend her from his mother, fight his Cape town's determination to ostracize her, and force the Church of the Standing Order, Congregational, to accept her. In this he succeeds --
But he cannot defeat Molly's attraction to Isaac Warden




It was a time of tumult and fear, of mourning and tears. Many men died in those years, and many despaired. But finally, the war for independence from England, in which America rarely won a battle, was finished.
From one village to the next, acres the farmlands in the hills of New England, over the gentle rises and falls of the Delaware Valley and the Shenandoah, onto the sprawling piedmont of the Southlands, the news of it spread, and thanksgiving rose up. Men embraced, and women wept the gentle, cleansing tears of joy. The farmer might return to his land, the fisher might return to his nets, and a man might speak his mind without committing treason. The old questions, the old loyalties, were laid to rest, and men turned to the business of the new nation, a gathering of sovereign states affirming their right to freedom and self governance. 



Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB at Should be reading. 
These are the rules  :
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


From This is the House by Deborah Hill (Kingsland Book 1)

"Yes?"
The one word was spoken clearly, her voice perfectly suited to her face and the slight but well-formed figure hidden beneath her grey dress and its white, somewhat rumpled apron.
Elijah Merrick felt the blood in his veins stop coursing. From his sandy hair to his late booted feet, he felt his very life drain away. 


Do you like historic romance novels? 

Peggy x