I am a little late with this, sorry guys. Time just got away from me yesterday. Anyway, check it out. First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? If you want to make your own post, feel free to use or edit the banner above, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
So here it is:
“Oh my, this is embarrassing,” Miss Juliana Telford said aloud.
What book is this?
Do y’all know?
It’s Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey.
Juliana Telford is not your average nineteenth-century young lady. She’s much more interested in researching ladybugs than marriage, fashionable dresses, or dances. So when her father sends her to London for a season, she’s determined not to form any attachments. Instead, she plans to secretly publish their research.
Spencer Northam is not the average young gentleman of leisure he appears. He is actually a spy for the War Office, and is more focused on acing his first mission than meeting eligible ladies. Fortunately, Juliana feels the same, and they agree to pretend to fall for each other. Spencer can finally focus, until he is tasked with observing Juliana’s traveling companions . . . and Juliana herself.
Not the coolest first sentence, I am not usually one to start with dialogue, but…I haven’t heard much about this book, it seems pretty low-key but also fun and right up my alley. It has a little bit of historical fiction, mixed with a cute like fun romance. Definitely moving it up on my to-read list.