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First Line Friday

Today, I’m sharing this first line with you…

Benjamin Booker sat in the Old Bailey, pulse pounding. His most important case to date had finally been called to trial–his chance to prove himself to the firm’s partners.

 

This comes from The Bridge to Belle Island by Julie Klassen

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And…here’s the back cover copy:

After a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. When an old friend is killed, the senior partner isn’t satisfied with Bow Street’s efforts and asks Benjamin to investigate. Eager to leave London for a while, Benjamin agrees. Evidence takes him to a remote island on the Thames, a world unto itself, shrouded in mist and mystery. Soon he finds himself falling for the main suspect–a woman who claims not to have left the island in ten years. But should he trust her?

On Belle Island, Isabelle feels safe and leads a productive life, but fear keeps her trapped there. When Mr. Booker arrives with news of her trustee’s murder in London, Isabelle is stunned. She has not left the island, yet she has a recurring dream about the man’s death. Or is it a memory? She had been furious with him, but she never intended . . . this.

When a second person dies and evidence shockingly points to her, Isabelle doesn’t know who to trust: the attractive lawyer or the admirer and friends who assemble on the island, each with grudges against the victim. Can she even trust her own mind? While they search for the truth, secrets come to light and danger comes calling.

 

I have this book laying here, waiting for me to read it! And I can’t wait..it’s just that I have one I have to finish first…but stay tuned! Because when I post my review, there will also be a GIVEAWAY for a paperback copy! 🙂

 

What is your first line?
Open the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments below…

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11 thoughts on “First Line Friday”

  1. Happy Friday! My current read is Meant for Her by Joy Avery Melville. I will share the first line from Chapter 3, which is where I’m at right now. “The scent of grassy hay, sweet feed, warm horse flesh, and leather tack calmed Candi when she stepped through the main door of the stable.” I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  2. I need to read Julie’s book!
    My first lines are from The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch:

    Seaton Estate Berkshire, England January 4, 1813

    “You’ll do as you’re told if you know what’s good for you. I won’t be humiliated again.”

    Just finished this phenomenal book!

  3. Happy Friday! 🙂
    On my blog I’m sharing from Until the Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette. I’m currently on chapter 20, so I’ll share from there.
    “My family and Hakim’s family, along with Baz and his wife and daughters, were gathered around the long table in the courtyard, oil lamps flickering joyfully along its length.”
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 😀❤📚

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from “More Than Friends” by Autumn Macarthur:

    “Catriona Maclean returned the phone to its niche, slumped onto the worn oak bench in the entrance hall of the manse, and groaned out loud. She needed a man.”

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