First Line Fridays: The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd


Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

Fridays are my favorite day of the week because that means I get to see all of the wonderful first lines of the books you are sharing this week!

This week I happen to be sharing about a book that I literally just finished as I type this post.

The book I’m featuring is:

The Weaver’s Daughter” by Sarah E. Ladd


I have yet to read a novel from Sarah E. Ladd that I have not enjoyed. This is probably one of my favorites so far. The book takes place during the early Industrial Revolution in England so it’s a little different from the typical Regency Eras. It also reminded me a lot of Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North & South“. Highly recommended for fans who enjoy that kind of read. I can’t wait to share my full review with you guys soon!

And the first line is:

Summer 1801
Amberdale, West Riding
Yorkshire, England

Alarm’s menacing sting pricked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps. Clutching the note in hand, she climbed the wooden steps over the stone fence seperating Amberdale’s main road from the churchyard.

Hmm…Makes you want to know what’s she running from, doesn’t it?

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! Join us too!

30 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd

  1. Love Sarah Ladd! I can’t wait to binge read this series!!

    My #FLF is from Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

    Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.

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  2. Prologue
    Bruce fumbled behind his ears, adjusting the elastic band necessary to hold his Santa Claus beard in place. His salt and pepper hair was mostly white around his temples, the only places not covered by the traditional Sandy hat, so he fit the part well.
    By Beth Wiseman

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  3. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading next, Falling for the Cowgirl by Tina Radcliffe.

    “I like Zeb Turner for the assistant ranch foreman position.” Travis Maxwell looked across the conference table at his sisters, Lucy and Emma, hoping for confirmation, and then shoved another cinnamon roll into his mouth.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊

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  4. Oh, this is such a great story! It is one I really enjoyed!

    Over on my blog I’m featuring Among The Poppies by J’Nell Ciesielski. Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter 22.
    “The wrench spun like a dial, blurring faster and faster until it flew off the side of the engine and cartwheeled in the dirt.”

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    • I probably say this with each book she writes because she gets better and better with every book, but I’m pretty sure this was my favorite. I have a major crush on Henry Stockton. ❤

      I have Among the Poppies waiting for me on my Kindle. Can't wait to read it eventually. 😀

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  5. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by Sarah Ladd and this is, happily, in my must-read pile for June!

    I’m sharing from the prologue of King’s Folly by Jill Williamson on my blog today, so here I’ll share from the first chapter:

    “A procession of fifty men made their way through the cool desert night from the royal retreat in Canden toward The Gray. Fifty-one men, technically, though the king did not count the wailing convict riding in the cage since the man would soon be dead.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday!

    Today’s first lines come from Kat Mizera’s new release, Defending Dani. This was a super sweet and emotional hockey romance.

    “Sergei Petrov got out of the taxi and hurriedly paid the drive as he grabbed his bag. He hadn’t seen his son in more than two months and couldn’t wait to look into his sweet little face.”

    I’m featuring lines from Lexi Blake’s new release “Order of Protection” on my blog. Check out to see the start of her newest series!

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  7. I’m glad to hear it compared to North & South! I adore that story, and have enjoyed all of Sarah’s that I’ve read.
    I shared about Joanne Bischof’s upcoming Sons of Blackbird Mountain on my blog. Here is the first line from a TBR book I’m reading soon: “He shouldn’t be here.”-Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh.

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  8. Loved this book!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first paragraph to This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller. Here I will share the first two lines from the book I’m currently reading, I Am My Beloved by Caryl McAdoo. It’s a retelling of Song of Solomon.

    “Abishag held the cups level and took small ladylike steps, careful not to slosh. She grinned then placed the wine — except water really, her mother wouldn’t allow her real wine — on the stone table.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend with lots of quality reading time! 😁

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  9. I’m sharing the frist line from Just Let Go on my blog today. I’m currently reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter. The first line is “Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge Fencing Team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brooke’s and White’s, was bored.”

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  10. Happy Friday!
    The Book I’m sharing on my blog is Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan but I’m currently listening to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and I’ll share the first line from that here: “We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.” Happy reading this weekend! 🙂

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