First Line Friday Week #10

Friday, March 10, 2017

It's Friday which means it's time for First Line Friday. To Play grab the book closest to you open it to the first line and leave it in the comments. If you'd like to join our gang, shoot Carrie an email.

About the book:

In this intriguing novel of romance, mystery, and clever disguise set in Victorian England, a young woman investigates the murder of her own father.

After the mysterious death of her father, Miss Gillian Young takes a new job as the principal costume designer at the renowned Drury Lane Theatre Royal. But while she remembers her father as a kind, well-respected man of the Police Force, clues she uncovers indicate he’d been living a double life: a haunting photograph of a young woman; train stubs for secret trips just before his death; and a receipt for a large sum of money. Are these items evidence of her father’s guilty secrets? His longtime police partner thinks so.

Then Gillian meets the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood. Their attraction is instant and inescapable. As their romantic involvement grows, Gillian begins to suspect even Lockwood’s motives. Does Lord Lockwood truly love her? Or is his interest a front for the desire to own her newly inherited property? And what should she make of her friend’s suggestion that Lockwood or men like him were involved in the murder of her father?

Soon Gillian is convinced that her father has left evidence somewhere that can prove his innocence and reveal the guilty party. But someone wants to stop her from discovering it. The closer she comes to uncovering it, the more menacing her opposition grows. With her life on the line, Gillian takes on an ingenious disguise and takes on the role of a lifetime to reveal the true killer—before it’s too late both for her and for those that she loves.

First Line:

Hampshire, England
Early April 1883

I stood, that bleak day, in the graveyard in the village near Winton Park.

Visit these other bloggers, see their first lines and leave yours in the comments.

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Bree at Bibliophile Reviews 

Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower

Heather at Encouraging Words From the Tea Queen

Jessica at  A Baker's Perspective 

Kathleen at Kathleen Denly

Katie at Fiction Aficionado

Lauraine at Lauraine's Notes

Rachel at Bookworm Mama 

Robin at Robin's Nest

Sarah at All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

Sydney at Singing Librarian 


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Andrea Stephens said...
March 10, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Thursday, August 26, 1847 Central Florida Wilderness
She hated Florida but loved her husband.
First line from “With This Peace” by Karen Campbell Prough.
It is the third book in the series that tells the story of Ella Dessa.
Gritty, real, tragic

It makes me giggle. Because I love Florida and hate Idaho but I love my husband! Snicker!

I'm reading that one right now! :)

Here's mine:

A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

February 1865
Gratiot Street Prison
St. Louis, Missouri

“First, you’re going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

Thank you for including me, Andi. And now I have a couple of intriguing books to look up, too! ;)

I'm so excited to read Sandra's newest release! Her stories are INCREDIBLE!

Five minutes earlier…

THERE IS A MOMENT, JUST BEFORE EVERY STORM, when the entire world pauses.
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber

Happy Friday and Happy Reading

I will be reviewing this book at the end of the month! I love Victorian era pieces. :)

Welcome Sandra! New books are so fun!!

I'm excited to get Sandra's started. I have one to finish.

Wow, sounds intriguing!

Intriguing first line!

My first line is from Karen Sargent's upcoming release, Waiting For Butterflies:

'Maggie heard the key in the front door and looked at the clock on the nightstand: 1:48 a.m. Nearly twenty-four hours had passed since the phone had jarred her awake and Sam out of bed."

I want to read this series so bad!

I can't wait to start it!

I know right!

Rachel, you'd love it!

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