This week, I’m sharing an extra line (so you get the first two lines) from In Spotlight and Shadow by Rachel Scott McDaniel.
About the Book
A Gem of a Mystery Takes Center Stage
Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.
Elise Malvern has a habit of letting people down. Her former boyfriend who hoped she’d be his bride. Her grandfather who hoped she’d take over the family’s auction company. But mostly she’s disappointed herself. What’s the point of pursuing her passion as a violinist, if she is too scared to audition for a seat in the Pittsburgh Symphony? Her internship at the elegant Heinz Hall places her in the wings of the stage, but never on it. By accident, she discovers an old stage prop. Her instincts tell her there’s more to the paste necklace than meets the eye. Whether a good idea or not, she accepts help from a childhood friend, who happens to be country music megastar—Pierson Brooks. Pierson and Elise share a history; one she doesn’t care to repeat. The more involved they become in the mystery, the more things get tangled, including her heart.
A century earlier…
Sophie Walters longs for center stage, her name on the marquee, and all that jazz, but climbing her way into an acting career is more difficult than she imagined. Having spoiled all her chances in Hollywood, she returns to Pittsburgh, accepting an insignificant role in a popular production. She watches her dreams pass by from behind the curtain at the illustrious Loew’s Penn Theatre. She finally gets the coveted spotlight, but not for her talent. No, her surge to fame is all one terrible mistake. Somehow, she’s suspected to be a notorious jewel thief known around Pittsburgh as The Mirage. The man she pleads for help is none other than the man she jilted at the altar five years before, Sterling Monroe.
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I really like that opening line. It’s witty and smart. Hope you enjoy the book!
My First Line Friday post.
Jody Joy says
FLF~ A cry awakes me.
Cindy Davis says
I love this series. I have not gotten to this one yet. I like the first lines, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!
Kym @ Just A Second says
I’m currently reading this one too, and enjoying it! Happy Reading!
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line comes from In Spotlight and Shadows from Rachel Scott Mc Daniel:
Chapter 1 Elise January, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
History didn’t haphazardly repeat itself in the chapters of Elise Malvern’s life.
Nicole Santana says
I’m currently reading Miss Newbury’s List by Megan Walker. It’s a super sweet story!
“My pulse pounded in my ears. Me? Learn to fight? My fists were as delicate as porcelain. This had to be a joke.”
I hope you have a great weekend! ❤️
Danielle Grandinetti says
I loved this story! I hope you’re enjoying it, too! Today I’m reading Forged in Love by Mary Connealy. The first line is: “August 1870, Pine Valley, Wyoming, Near the Wind River Mountains ~ A bullet slammed into the side of the stagecoach carrying Mariah Stover, her pa, and her older brother.” I hope you have a wonderful week!
Jen @ Grace to Grow says
I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book! Thanks for sharing Have a great week!