A Mother For His Family
Perthsire, Scotland, July 1819
With no warning, the rain-soaked ground underfoot gave way, and Lady Helena Stanhope slid backward into the mucky trench.
What a great first line! It really draws me in. Is she running away from something and slipped? Is she a clumsy girl? Is someone chasing here? I love books that get you straight from the first line.
I am very excited to read this novel. It will be my first book by this author. I have heard so many good things about her writing this week that I am ready to dive into this book!
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