First Line Fridays: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


Hey Loves! How’s everyone’s week been?

Can you believe it’s already Friday?

With that being said, it’s time for First Line Fridays!

The book I’m featuring today is: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton


I’m currently reading this and I’m loving it! This story will grip the heart and take you on an unforgettable journey.

When settler Clare Inglesby is widowed on a mountain crossing and her young son, Jacob, captured by Shawnees, she’ll do everything in her power to get him back, including cross the Ohio River and march straight into the presence of her enemies deep in Indian country. Frontiersman and adopted Shawnee, Jeremiah Ring, promises to guide Clare through the wilderness and help her recover Jacob.
Once they reach the Shawnees and discover Jeremiah’s own Shawnee sister, Rain Crow, has taken custody of Jacob–renaming him Many Sparrows–keeping his promise becomes far more complicated, the consequences more wrenching, than Jeremiah could have foreseen.

And the first line is:

May 1, 1774
Ohio River Near Yellow Creek

Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than thos confronting him now.

Beginning next week, we will be launching a brand new website where we’ll be linking up everyone’s First Line Friday posts! This is will you will find everyone’s posts from now.21765181_10154282213137824_1867428175547341418_n

Without further ado, let’s get started. Grab the closest book to you and leave a comment with the first line.

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads || Romances of the Cross || Reading is my SuperPower

Iola Goulton || The Christian Fiction Girl || Book Reviews by Tima || A Brighter Destiny || Sprinkles & Pink || Susan Loves Books

If you would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog, contact Carrie from Reading is my SuperPower, Rachel at Bookworm Mama, Beth at Faithfully Bookish, or Sydney at Singing Librarian Books


14 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

  1. I’ve heard so many good things about Many Sparrows!

    I’ve just started reading what I’m told is an excellent writing craft book, Understanding Show, Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy. It starts well:

    Show, don’t tell is one of the most frustrating pieces of writing advice out there.

    I’m looking forward to understanding it better!

    Meanwhile, I’m sharing from Hold the Light by April McGowan over on my blog today.

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  2. Many Sparrows was brilliant! I’m still trying to work out exactly how to convey my thoughts in a review to be posted tomorrow!

    I’m featuring the first line from J. Rodes’ “Charging the Darkness” on my blog today–great conclusion to her dystopian trilogy–but right now I’m going to share the opening of Rachel Dylan’s recent release, “Deadly Proof”:

    “You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.

    Have a great weekend!

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    • I know the feeling! It really clings to the heart

      Ooh, I’m going to have to check your post out. I’m always looking for a good dystopian.

      “Deadly Proof” is on my TBR! Great first line and thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  3. I want to read that book!
    I’m sharing this line today;
    How dare the stars still light the night and the James River continue to flow, when the one who made Lettie’s life bearable was gone?
    This is the first line from chapter 1 (not the prologue) of Carrie Fancett Pagels novella “Love’s Escape” in The Captive Brides Collection.

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  4. I LOVE Lori Benton’s stories! 🙂

    Mrs. Pollifax had attended church that Sunday morning, and her hat-a garden of pale pink roses and green leaves-still sat on her head as she ate lunch in the sunny kitchen of her apartment. – The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Book 2) by Dorothy Gilman

    Happy Friday!

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