I’ve watched several bloggers put up their First Line Friday posts for a while now, wondering how they connected to do that. Well, turns out the lovely ladies over at Hoarding Books Blog have made it easy. This week, they are opening up FLF to anyone who would like to participate. If you join in the fun, be sure and link your post over at the Hoarding Books Blog.
Without further ado, here is my first First Line!
“The amount of female attention her brother garnered never failed to amaze Lucy.”
About the Book
Lucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming.
Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far the web of treachery they’re wading into will take them.
Welcome to the FLF gang Suzie!
Love the cover and that first line! I’m adding that to my TBR. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I’m sharing about “Witness Protection” by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here.
“All of the stories have been written, including mine.”
Lu. by Beth Troy
Amanda Tero says
Yay! So glad you’re joining us!! 🙂 This book is in my TBR mountain! 😉
My first line from “The Colors of Christmas” (Olivia Newport) which I need to read this weekend: “They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex’s expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astrid into drowsiness.”
Suzie Waltner says
That one is on my read this weekend list too! I love that all the Christmas books are arriving.
I’ve never read this author. The story sounds intriguing. I’ll have to check it out.
I’ve joined the FLF fun and featured a book on my blog, but I will feature a different one here: After A Fashion by Jen Turano. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s next on my list of books to read. “Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention.”
Suzie Waltner says
Elizabeth Camden is one of my favorite historical authors! I love Jen Turano and the hilarity of her books :).
Welcome to First Line Fridays Suzie! There are so many books I want to read by this author–I just added this book to the list. 🙂 Happy Friday!
Suzie Waltner says
I’ve read several but there are a few more on my tbr list too. I do love her books, though!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:
“Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine.”
Katie Donovan says
Welcome! Lovely to ‘see’ new faces 🙂
I’m sharing the first line from Lynn Austin’s new release ‘Where We Belong’ on my blog this week, so I’m going to share the first line of the book I just finished here: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin.
“Heather Munro gazed down Victoria Street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.”
Have a great weekend!
Nicole Santana says
Welcome to FLF!
I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.
Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883
“Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”
I have seen so many good reviews of this book … it’s Elizabeth Camden, so what did I expect? Anyway, it’s a raining Sunday afternoon here in New Zealand, and this is definitely next on my list.
I’m sharing from Where We Belong by Lynn Austen on my blog, but I’m currently reading Cardiac Event by Dr. Richard Mabry. Here’s the first line:
Dr. Cliff Hamilton watched the bright green lines of the EKG dance across the monitor screen.
I’m finding Cardiac Event is perhaps more medical murder mystery than thriller, but there is plenty of suspense and I’m enjoying it. I’ll post a full review on my website next week.