Blog Tour: Follow the Dawn; First Line Friday.

First line:

Brambles caught on my skirt as I ran. I hadlingered too long.

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About the book:

Anna Emory grew up the invisible, shy younger sister, and she prefers it that way. But when her father attempts to arrange an unsavory marriage, Anna learns that courage is sometimes found in adversity. Then she meets a boy and his father struggling in their relationship, and they tip her quiet world upside down.

Captain Mathieu Tudder has run from responsibility, entrusting his young son’s care to another and devoting his Sea Beggar ship to the Dutch Revolution. After that cause fails, Tudder returns to England for the son he left behind. But his son seems to have given his heart to a unknown and quiet lady—a woman who reminds him of all he’s ever loved and lost.

Will these two hearts—the battle-scarred and the broken—ever find true freedom?



Follow the Dawn, a title that just begs to be explained, wouldn’t you say?
I read Mrs. Cobb’s previous series Steadfast Love, which I loved, and when I first saw Follow the Dawn I hadn’t noticed that it would have characters from Steadfast Love. The characters that I barely remember, now, four years later, were quick to remind me of their stories.
Having a cold on a cool, almost rainy day I was happy to sink into this historical novel that I had been waiting for, for what felt like months. I was in love at the first word. Who doesn’t love a book with a sea captain, the unseen sister, and a darling little boy?
I really wanted to go on with all that I loved about this book, a new favorite historical romance that I look to rereading but I’m going to stop now sinceI am barely keeping my eyes open (and typed “barely” as “verely”… Yeah. Sleep is calling.) Just know that this is a need to read … As are each of Cobb’s books.
Oh, and nothing could be sweeter than Titus and his father. I just fell in love with all of these characters.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

About the author: Rachelle is a freelance editor, an author of six books, and voracious reader. If you’re looking for her, check the bookstore. In 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero and they live happily ever after in a fixer-upper by the sea. She’s a fan of chai and lemonade (though definitely not together). Find her at

8 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Follow the Dawn; First Line Friday.

  1. Thank you so much for this sweet and thoughtful review, Abigail! It means so much to have your support! I’m so thrilled you loved Follow the Dawn. Thank you for all you do for authors and readers. ❤


  2. My first line is from Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green.
    Chicago, Thursday, September 28, 1871
    Meg’s father was gone. Again.

    Follow the Dawn was superb!


  3. Historical Fiction is one of my favorite genres. 😀 I shared from An Unlikely Amish Match on my blog. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter eight:

    “Susannah did not plan on telling her mamm about the kiss.”

    Hope you had a happy Valentine’s Day!


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