29 Jun 2018

First Line Fridays 32: The Baron's Ring by Mary C. Findley

Its Friday again, and the last day of June tomorrow. Time passes so quickly, especially when I realize I have been part of this group for more than one year. 
At the moment I an 'reading' two Regencies The Innkeeper's Daughter by Michelle Griep, and making my way through the audiobook of A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter. 
Well, I was just under halfway through the latter, and have completed two more chapters on my Kindle. So listening and reading. 

However, I decided not to include either of those in today's post. Instead, I am choosing a book from my Kindle backlist, which I am trying to make my way through this year. 
The Baron's Ring by Mary C. Findley is an Allegorical Fantasy novel, which I have had on my Kindle- you've guessed it, for years. Noticing a pattern?

Tristan of Parangor fights his crown prince brother's ignorance and godlessness until he is swept a hundred miles downriver and a world away from his royal life to the tiny town of Larcondale. Forced to make a living and wait for the Lord's time to return home, Tristan becomes a farrier, teacher, and encourager to the town's minister and all its people. 
Idolatry and occult Dforces make Tristan's struggles heavier but he finds friendship and budding love as he works and waits. 

A seemingly insurmountable tragedy presents Tristan with an opportunity to increase his power to do good. Day by day he struggles to learn the lessons God has to prepare him for the moment when the past and present collide and Tristan must return to his kingdom. He has no idea that he will face old enemies and find unexpected friends.

And the First Line Reads......

Tristan stood at the farthest edge of the crowd at his father’s funeral, his height allowing him to easily look over the heads of most of the attendees.

Don't know about anyone else, but I do like the name Tristan. Its from the Medieval Literature originally. Don't forget to click the Meme and see what all the other members are reading, or post with the First Line of the book you are reading. 



  1. This looks like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing. :D

    I’m sharing about “The Hawaiian Discovery” by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I’m currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called “Choice of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry, I’ll share my first line from there.

    “He walked alone down the sidewalk.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I take it that's a contemporary fantasy? Still, interesting. Happy Weekend.

  2. Sounds interseting! Enjoy :) I hope you can stop by:



  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    "At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews's back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey."

  4. so intriguing!

    I just finished reading Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan...
    Guilty. That's the only possible verdict.

  5. I've kind of given up my Kindle backlist as beyond hope. But I am making a conscious effort to read new books I download and (especially) buy. I tell myself that at least my Kindle backlist isn't growing!

    I'm sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I'm reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It's ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more ... Anyway, here's the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

    1. I probably would give up on it, were it not for the fact that there are a number of books in it that I actually look forward to reading, such as Linore Rose Burkard's Regency trilogy, and Brigid of Ireland by Cindy Thomson.

      I was going to buy that collection, might go back and do so soon, but I am trying to limit the number of new books buy. She says.

  6. The book I'm sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I'll share the book I'm currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: "'She dead?' Em heard a man's voice from somewhere above her." Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. I'm so happy you have been with us for over a year! Happy reading!


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