First Line Friday: Reviving the Commander by Nadine C. Keels


She isn’t a beautiful young maiden hoping to erase the Commander’s memory.

Opal Whilstead knows she has a reputation: a reputation as a bright, giving, upright woman—smiling and laughing her way through hopeless spinsterhood. It’s been so long since she’s had serious feelings for a man, but now she finds herself taken with the Commander Exemplar of Diachona’s army.And she regrets it.

Not only is the Exemplar a widower still longing for his wife, but he’s the father of the reigning king. Even if a man of such prestige could find love again, he’d be unlikely to search for it among the kingdom’s old maids. Besides, Opal dreads being found, due to a grievous secret she carries…

First Line: Reviving the Commander

“I, Alexander Matthias, take thee, Vale Elisabetha, to be my wedded wife”

— Reviving the Commander by Nadine C. Keels

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  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Raising Kids Who Care by Susy Lee.
    “In a Harvard University study, a massive 96 percent of parents said they wanted to raise ethical, caring children.”
    Hope you have a lovely weekend. 😀❤️📚

  2. My first line is from Crossfire by Lynette Eason:
    FBI Special Agent Julianna Jameson glanced at the alert on her phone. “Hostage situation in progress.” she murmured, reading the text aloud.