Happy last Friday of February everyone! Where did this month go?
Have you read any of Christy Barritt’s books? If not and you pick one up, be warned that you will probably get hooked on one of her series. The good news is that she writes fast (about a book a month) so you have plenty to read. That’s also a little of the bad news because if you, like me, fall behind, it is sometimes hard to catch up…but I’m doing my best!
The second book in Barritt’s Lantern Beach series was released this month, so I’m sharing the first line from that one with you. PS, if you’re in search of a heated kiss, this is one to read!
And don’t forget to visit our hosts at Hoarding Books Blog to see what books everyone else is talking about this week.
About the Books
Since Barritt’s series are continuous, I’m going to give you the details about both that are available in the series right now (just click on the cover image to order).
You can take the detective out of the investigation, but you can’t take the investigator out of the detective.
A notorious gang puts a bounty on Detective Cady Matthews’s head after she takes down their leader, leaving her no choice but to hide until she can testify at trial. But her temporary home across the country on a remote North Carolina island isn’t as peaceful as she initially thinks.
Living under the new identity of Cassidy Livingston, she struggles to keep her investigative skills tucked away, especially after a body washes ashore. When local police bungle the murder investigation, she can’t resist stepping in. But Cassidy is supposed to be keeping a low profile. One wrong move could lead to both her discovery and her demise.
Can she bring justice to the island . . . or will the hidden currents surrounding her pull her under for good?
The tide is high, and so is the danger on Lantern Beach.
Still in hiding after infiltrating a dangerous gang, Cassidy Livingston just has to make it a few more months before she can testify at trial and resume her old life. But trouble keeps finding her, and Cassidy is pulled into a local investigation after a man mysteriously disappears from the island she now calls home.
A recurring nightmare from her time undercover only muddies things, as does a visit from the parents of her handsome ex-Navy SEAL neighbor. When a friend’s life is threatened, Cassidy must make choices that put her on the verge of blowing her cover.
With a flood watch on her emotions and her life in a tangle, will Cassidy find the truth? Or will her past finally drown her?
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
Over on my blog this week I’m sharing the first line from Sarah Sundin’s “The Sea Before Us”. It’s a fantastic story!
Here I’ll share with you the first line from chapter 5 of the same book.
“Teleprinters chattered and telephones buzzed, and Dorothy carried a stack of diagrams into the intelligence office.”
Caryl Kane says
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
“It’s time,” the voice said. “Remember what we told you.” – No Place To Hide by Lynette Eason
Happy Friday and Happy Reading!
Beckie B. says
I really like her books, but have not heard of this one. Thanks for sharing! On my blog I’m featuring The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. Here I’ll share from Undercut by Heather Day Gilbert. “Zane Boone had carried the weight of his guilt longer than he cared to admit.” Happy Friday!
I’m sharing about “Across the Blue” by Carrie Turansky on the blog today. My first line will come from “Keturah” by Lisa T. Bergren since it’s the closest book to me.
10 June, 1773
In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened. his daughters received them all.
“Trouble keeps finding her”. I love that line from the book description – as though it’s her fault! I enjoy suspense, so thanks for sharing!
I’m sharing the first line from If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock on my blog today, but I’m about to start reading The Winsome Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller,which releases in March. Here’s the first line:
The deeply blue Gloucestershire sky brought comfort as Catherine Winthrop emerged from the tenant farmhouse.
I love Carolyn Miller’s books, so I’m looking forward to reading this. Have a great weekend!
Paula Shreckhise says
My first line us from Fugitive Spy by Jordyn Redwood:
As CIA spy Casper English crossed the threshold into the abandoned home, the faint wheezes of a man teetering on death whispered just above the gusting snowstorm.
I’m sharing from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter on my blog today, so here are the first lines from another of my current reads, Winter in Thrush Green by Miss Read:
“Autumn had come early to Thrush Green. The avenue of horse-chestnuts, which ran across its northerly end, blazed like a bonfire.”
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken:
“Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could. She would not let him see her.”
Happy Friday, have a great weekend!
I love Christy Barritt’s writing. I have this book on my kindle, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet, soon though.
On my blog, I’m featuring A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. Here, I will share a line from a book I am currently reading. The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham. The first line in the Preface is “One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that we were not meant for this world alone. We were meant for Heaven — and Heaven is our ultimate home. But what exactly is Heaven?” I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Beth Erin says
Christy writes excellent suspense! I’ve enjoyed her stories!
Nicole Santana says
On my blog, I’m sharing the first lines from Lisa T. Bergren’s fantastic novel, Keturah. Here, I will share the first lines from the novel I’m currently reading, A Brush with the Beast by Richard Sones.
“Good night, Mr. D,” chirped an elderly secretary as Nick left his office on another late night. Slim, young, black briefcase in hand, he walked briskly toward the door.
Intrigue…six weeks early. That is always so interesting when stories start this way. 🙂 Happy Thursday!