Friday, September 13, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  An Unwelcome Suitor
by Ashtyn Newbold



And the first line is...

"It came as no surprise that when my great-aunt Augusta summoned my two sisters and me to the drawing room, she did so with the sole intention of discussing men.  One particular man, in fact."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, September 6, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Finding Lady Enderly
by Joanna Davidson Politano 



And the first line is...

I do not truly wish for all my dreams to come true.  After all, nightmares are one type of dream.  
~Diary of a Substitute Countess~   

Spitalfields, London's East End 
1871

"For one blessed moment I was beautiful."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, August 30, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Awake at Widmore Manor
by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee



And the first line is...

June 1779

"A single pea.  That was all that lay inside the pod that little Emma Widmore plucked off the vine."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, August 23, 2019

First Line Fridays


This week I wanted to share the first line from one of my favorite books and films.  
Have a wonderful day friends!  



Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Little Mermaid
by Hans Christian Andersen



And the first line is...

"Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above.  There dwell the Sea King and his subjects."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, August 16, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Poisoned Pages
by Lorna Barrett



And the first line is...

"Never had 221b Main Street, Stoneham, New Hampshire, seen so many people enter its doors."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, August 9, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Murder in the Locked Library 
by Ellery Adams



And the first line is...

"Don't touch that book!" 

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, August 2, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh 
by Carolyn Miller



And the first line is...

London 
November 1818

"Surely a prospective husband must elicit greater feeling than the comfort experienced when wearing one's favorite slippers?"  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

The Subject of Malice - Spotlight Book Tour


 

 


The Subject of Malice (A Lila Maclean Academic Mystery) Cozy Mystery 4th in Series Henery Press (July 23, 2019) 

 

The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: Other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed.
English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: She must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably).
However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject.
As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.

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Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries: The Semester of Our Discontent, The Art of Vanishing, The Spirit in Question, and The Subject of Malice. Honors include an Agatha Award for best first novel and Lefty Award nominations for best humorous mystery. 

She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. 






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Friday, July 26, 2019

First Line Fridays


Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Booking the Crook 
by Laurie Cass



And the first line is...

"I stood at the kitchen window, staring out into the backyard as January's chill seeped through the glass and into my bones."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Summer Snoops Unleashed - Spotlight Book Tour


Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes by Judith Lucci Anna Celeste Burke, Colleen Mooney, Fiona Quinn, Maria Grazia Swan, Kelly Hashway, Kim Hunt Harris, Susan Boles, Lisa B. Thomas, Emily Selby, Ava Mallory, Chelsea Thomas, Sam Cheever, and Joanna Campbell Slan
 

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Friday, July 19, 2019

First Line Fridays


Happy Friday friends!  How is your summer going thus far?  Have you had any exciting plans or adventures?  This is my favorite season, and I love to travel, but I also love that this time of the year delivers time to read more books!  As you know mysteries are my favorite genre, and today's FLF is from a book I just discovered.  I can't wait to read this one--happy reading! 

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Coffee Club Mysteries
by Darlene Franklin, Cynthia Hickey, Elizabeth Ludwig, Dana Mentink, 
Candice Prentice, and Janice Thompson



And the first line is...

Coffee, Tea, or Murder 
by Cynthia Hickey

"The store definitely needed a new sign.  I stared up at the faded plastic rectangle with the hand-painted words THE COFFEE PERK across its surface."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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Friday, July 12, 2019

First Line Fridays


Happy Friday friends!  I was looking at all the books on Amazon the other day, and I purchased a few new Kindle books--when they are $.99 you just have to!  At least, that is what makes sense to me.  :)  So today's book is one I ordered, and I'm excited to read it.  I don't think I have read anything by this author before--maybe in a novella collection--but I'm not sure.  Have you read any books by this author, and if so which stories?  Also, what periods of history do you most enjoy reading and learning about?  Let me know in the comments below.  As always, happy reading! 

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  Give Me Thine Heart 
by Andrea Boeshaar



And the first line is...

"My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways." 
Proverbs 23:26 

Kingsley Manor 
Periwick, England 
July, 1814

"Ladies in pastel gowns of pink, green, and blue skipped by as the orchestra played a lively tune."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!   

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