Welcome to First Line Friday,
hosted by Hoarding Books.
Today’s featured quote is taken from a finished copy I voluntarily received from the publisher.
Yours Truly, Thomas is Rachel Fordham‘s second novel. While waiting for my copy to arrive from the publisher, I read her debut, The Hope of Azure Springs, hoping it wasn’t a mistake to request a book by an author I hadn’t previously read. It wasn’t.
Here is the description:
For three years, Penny Ercanbeck has been opening other people’s mail.
Dead ends are a reality for clerks at the dead letter office, and she dreams of something more–a bit of intrigue, perhaps a taste of romance. When she comes across a letter from a brokenhearted man to his one true love, it becomes her mission to place this lost letter into the hands of its intended recipient.
But when Penny’s undertaking leads her to the intriguing man who touched her soul with his words, everything grows more complicated. She wants to find the rightful owner of the letter, and yet . . . she finds herself caring–perhaps too much–for the one who wrote it.
And now the first line: