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Hello, reader friends!!! We’re celebrating our nation’s birthday this week (or your nation if you are an international reader friend) with a special patriotic edition of First Line Friday!
Patriotic is defined as “love for or devotion to one’s country.” I don’t know about y’all but it was too HOT (index over 100 after sunset) for this mama to get out of the house for any kind of celebration. I guess I love not sweating more than partying and socializing 😉
We watched 101 Dalmations instead… on the comfy couch, in the air conditioning… no shoe hunting, outfit searching, or deciding what dish to take for the potluck. I’m almost tempted to make it our new annual tradition!
Heroines Behind the Lines series by Jocelyn Green
New York City
Monday, April 22, 1861
“When Charlotte and Alice told their mother they were taking the omnibus down Broadway, they weren’t lying. They just didn’t tell her where they would be getting off.”
The Holloway Farm, Adams County, Pensylvania
Friday, June 26, 1863
““Shhhh. Someone’s coming.” Liberty Holloway cocked her head toward the window as the muffled rythm of hoofbeats rose above the drumming rain.”
Sunday, July 5, 1863
“Traitor. A rifle butt slammed between Caitlin’s shoulder blades, pitching her forward on the narrow plank.”
Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
Thursday, September 24, 1863
““Tell no one how it ended. Please,” Sophie murmured to Daphne, her gaze flicking over the precious few mourners receding from the graveside.”
Be still my history loving reader heart! These beauties are still on my wishlist! I love Jocelyn’s work and can’t wait to get my hands on these stories, eventually!
Jocelyn Green has a giveaway going on right now in honor of Independence Day and Bastille Day inspired by her latest novel A Refuge Assured. You can enter to win A Revolutionary Giveaway on her website!
Go to Hoarding Books to find more FLF bloggers (and don’t forget about the giveaway)!