Welcome to my first FLF post for 2019! I have not had much reading time so far in these two weeks. I have however signed up to the annual 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge from Passages to the Past, a blog devoted to this genre. I've entered to read at least 15 Historical Fiction books this year, which should not be a problem.
For today I am including a novel that I am currently reading. The Shadow of Croft Towers is a Regency Romance by debut author Abigail Wilson.
When Sybil Delafield’s coach to Croft Towers was robbed by highwaymen, she should have realized that her new position as companion to old Mrs. Chalcroft would be no ordinary job. Upon Sybil’s arrival, Mrs. Chalcroft sneaks into her room in the dark of night, imploring her to relay messages to town that are to stay hidden from the rest of the family. Who exactly is she working for and what do the messages contain?
When fellow passengers of the robbed coach are later murdered, Sybil’s hunt for the truth takes on a new urgency. The only person she can rely on is Mr. Sinclair, Mrs. Chalcroft’s godson, but under all his charms he too leads a double life. Sybil must decide if he is the one honest voice she can trust, or if he is simply using her for his own advances.
With murderers, smugglers, and spies on the loose, nothing—and no one—in Regency England is what they claim. Can Sybil even trust what she knows about herself?
The first line is:
" I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had never learned the truth"
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Obviously your post is a sign I need to read this book. It is being shared everywhere today. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Yeah, the official release date is on Tuesday, so I think there's a lot of buzz about it right now.Delete
Today on my blog I'm sharing the first few lines of Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher. It's such a good book. I'm just beginning chapter 25, so I will share the first line from there.
"Feeling elated by his day down in the valley, meeting with a financial advisor and a Realtor, Ridley rapped on Jessica's back door."
Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 😀❤📚
I've not read anything by Robin Lee Hatcher. Thanks for visiting.Delete
I can't wait to buy this book...only a few more day! Happy reading!ReplyDelete
I may purchase a physical copy at some point, thanks for visiting.Delete
Hi! Happy Friday.ReplyDelete
I shared the first couple of lines from one of my recent reads, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, on my blog. I loved this book so much and to celebrate its coming release (January 15) I will be sharing the first couple of lines from its prologue chapter here.
The matriarch of House Kore was running late for a dinner. In the normal course of things, she did not care for punctuality. Punctuality, with its unseemly whiff of eagerness was for peasants. And she was neither a peasant nor eager to endure a meal with the mongrel heir of House Nyx.
Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend!
Oh it comes out the same day as 'Croft Towers' then. Happy reading and thanks for visiting.Delete
Happy Friday! Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Marry Me Katie (Whispers in Wyoming Book 7)" by Lisa Prysock:ReplyDelete
"Flight #753 to Rockport Regional, come in Rockport Regional Airport... repeat... requesting permission to make an emergency landing... repeat... Flight #753 requesting permission to make an emergency landing. Low on fuel."
Oh I have not heard of that. Thanks for visiting.Delete
I'm so looking forward to reading this book! Glad it's in my to-read stack. :)ReplyDelete
I'm sharing the first paragraph from a non-fiction book today, Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis. Here is the line that follows:
"If his instincts were right, this was a girl who would throw herself headlong into danger."
Oh sounds good. Happy reading and thanks for visiting.Delete