Welcome to First Line Friday,
hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today’s featured quote is taken from a digital galley and may differ from the published text.
Michelle Griep has quickly become an author whose historical fiction is a must read for me. So I’m very much looking forward to reading her three novellas collected in Ladies of Intrigue.
Set in the port village of Treporth in 1815 Cornwall, England, here are the first lines from the first of the three novellas, The Gentleman Smuggler’s Lady:
“Recreasing the worn scrap of foolscap, Helen Fletcher tucked the paper into her valise, then snapped shut the clasp, wishing most of all she’d never received such horrid news. No one had ever warned her about the dangers of parchment.”
Now that I’ve read those first lines, it won’t be long before I will have read all three novellas and you’ll be able to look for a review here on my blog. Now if I could just get caught up enough to find time to read her back catalog…
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