First-Line Fridays

First-Line Fridays #118

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The Blizzard Bride

Daughters of the Mayflower #11

by Susanne Dietze

46295161

About the Book

Chicago

December 3, 1887

“Forgive my cryptic invitation to lunch, Miss Bracey, but I dared not go into detail on the chance your post was intercepted.”

Abigail Bracey was not the sort of person whose mail was intercepted.

No one showed the least bit of interest in her monotonous life, but Mr. Welch, the balding gentleman seated across the white-draped table from her, was probably accustomed to others attempting to intercept his correspondence.

I know this is more than one line, but isn’t it fabulous?! In just two sentences we are shown so much about the main character. I love this. Writing like this is why I love Susie Dietze’s novels so much. She is master of saying much in a small number of words. And, I am SOOOOOO excited to read this book. When I learned that Susie was writing a novel for the Daughters of the Mayflower series, I knew I had to get my hands on this book ASAP. Definitely check back soon for my full review.


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26 thoughts on “First-Line Fridays #118

  1. For Maggie Crozat, there was nowhere lovelier than Pelican, Louisiana, during the holidays.
    A CAJUN CHRISTMAS KILLING by Ellen Byron
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. “She should have paid more attention to her longtime neighbor, Oliver Schneider, when she passed him on the road at dawn.” Echoes Among the Stones by Jaime Jo Wright

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  3. Squee! Thanks for sharing Blizzard Bride today! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it.
    The book I’m reading is across the house so I can’t give you the first line but it’s Fatal Flashback by Kellie Vanhorn. I’m almost done with this debut book and it’s so exciting!
    Have a great day, Nicole! And thanks!

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  4. Sounds like a great book! 🙂 Today on my blog I’m sharing from The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren. I just started reading More than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson. Here’s the first line: “The perp was a mama raccoon.”

    Happy reading! 🙂

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  5. Waiting for this one to arrive! Susie Dietze is great!

    My first line is from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, Fall 1887
    Edyth Foster’s limbs burned as she pedaled down Fifth Avenue, her white skirts whipping in the wind while she wove around pedestrians and carriages, ignoring their shouts of protest.

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  6. That is fabulous! I’m looking forward to reading it soon. 😀

    I’m sharing from Volition by Chautona Havig on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 18:

    “For a week, I read my Bible, prayed like I’d never prayed before, and tried to ignore the skeleton that had moved into my closet.”

    Happy Friday!

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