09 March 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Innkeeper's Daughter

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

I'll be starting The Innkeeper's Daughter soon. I've loved the other books by Michelle Griep I've read and I have a good feeling that I'll love this one, too. I couldn't help sharing a peek into it todayenjoy!

First Line: Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley.

From Page 56: Either the beef disgusted her, or he did, for she pushed away her plate.

A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown.
Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.

All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.

Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. Oh, this is such a fantastic book. It just so happens that I'm featuring The Innkeeper's Daughter over on my blog as well. Great minds think alike!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Father Brian Flynn, the curate at St. Augustine's, Rossmore, hated the Feast Day of St. Ann with a passion that was unusual for a Catholic priest. - Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

    Happy Friday! :)

  3. Sounds really good. Enjoy your book.

  4. This one does sound tempting...and what dilemmas for the characters! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE FRENCH GIRL”

  5. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be starting later this weekend, Love’s Journey in SugarCreek by Sienna Miller.

    The leather on Rachel Troyer’s gun holster creaked as she shifted her weight on the kitchen chair. Her three elderly Amish aunts shot wary glances toward the offending weapon.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!😁📚

  6. Happy Friday! :-)
    Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line of a wonderful new book about the Maccabees, Judah's Wife, but here I'll share the first line of the nonfiction book I'm reading now, Our Unmet Needs by Charles Stanley: "Do you have a nagging, gnawing feeling that something isn't quite right in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by a need you can't meet, a problem you can't solve, or a question you can't answer? Are you able to identify the real need that underlies your feelings of uneasiness, fear, worry, or restlessness?"
    Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Happy Friday! I always love seeing what everyone is reading when I get to stop by! My first line is from A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green:

    “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

  8. Great first lines...both of them! Happy Friday!

  9. I just added this book to my TBR list. Sounds like a good story. The book I'm featuring today has "daughter" in its title as well!
    Here's the link to my post about The Marsh King’s Daughter.

  10. Happy Friday! On my blog, I'm featuring The Healer by Beverly Joy Roberts. It's an amazing fiction that moved me deeply. I hope you will take the time to check it out. Here, I will share the first line from a book by C.H. Spurgeon that I'm currently reading. "'Thou has visited me in the night.' --Psalm 18:3. 'Tis a theme for wonder that the glorious God should visit sinful man." Wishing you a blessed weekend.

  11. A great book!

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog today, I am sharing the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter's new novella, A Search for Refuge. I'm just on chapter two, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    "Nash slid the tin of peppermints into his coat pocket and reached beneath the counter to pull out Mrs. Lancaster's log book."

  12. Lots of mysteries are being highlighted today. Enjoy! My Friday Quotes

  13. can't wait to read this one!!

    My current first line is from Robin E. Mason's The Silent Song of Winter: "The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me. I grew up here."

  14. I'm intrigued enough for more! Happy weekend!

  15. Hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!

  16. That line from page 56 is brilliant!

    I'm featuring The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel on my blog today (brilliant novel!), and I'm currently reading Grace Restored by Toni Shiloh. Here's the first line of Chapter One:

    Victory was hers. The judge had sentenced Brett Donn to twenty years in prison for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.