21 December 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | A Timeless Christmas

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

Happy Friday!

Here's one more Christmas story I'm hoping to squeeze in before the end of the year. I do love a time-travel romance.

First Line: Megan Turner paused to tuck a wayward strand of her curly hair into her bun, covered by her small cap, before grabbing her brass candlestick from a diminutive, hand-carved table.

From Page 56: "I do believe that time travel stirs the appetite."

They’re from two different centuries, but they’re perfect for each other.
Megan Turner is in love with the past. As a tour guide at a beautiful historic mansion, she tells visitors about its original owner, Charles Whitley. An inventor and businessman in the early 1900s, he rose from poverty to wealth…only to disappear without a trace. 
Charles was always intrigued by the future. He just never expected to go there. But when he repairs a mysterious clock he bought on his travels, he’s transported to the twenty-first century, with his home decorated for Christmas and overrun by strangers.  
Charles is determined to find a way back to his own era, especially when he learns about what happened after he left. But as Megan introduces him to the wonders of smartphones, pizza, and modern holiday traditions, they both feel a once-in-a-lifetime connection. Could it be that, somewhere in time, they belong together?

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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  1. Sounds tempting. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “FORGET YOU KNOW ME”

  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Jenny B. Jones’s novel His Mistletoe Miracle. It sounds like an amazing book that I am really excited to get to. Currently, I am right in the middle of In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson, so I will share a line from that book.

    Chapter 10: “It was the following day before I was able to deliver the message I’d received from the milliner.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with lovely reading time, and Happy Holidays to you and your family! 😊❤️📚 + 🤶 🎅🎄

  3. Sounds like fun. This week I am spotlighting Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal. Happy reading!

  4. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from Tin God by Stacy Green....

    “That’s impossible.” Jaymee’s stomach lurched and then spiraled to her toes. The meager window air conditioner in the manager’s trailer did nothing for her constricted lungs. She shifted as the torn plastic of the junky folding chair cut into the back of her thigh. “My boyfriend–ex-boyfriend–paid the rent. I gave him the money last week.”

    Have an awesome weekend and Happy Holidays!😊🎄💕

  5. Pretty cover! Hope you have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas!

  6. What does time travel have to do with Christmas? LOL Yup, I'm intrigued. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. This book sounds great, I love books that involve time travel!

  8. Happy Friday!
    This week I'm sharing from Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron (I have an ARC… doesn't release until Feb 2019), but it's also the book I'm currently reading so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (18) here: "Maeve had just put down her quill to close the estate ledger when the alarm bell clanged outside." Hope you have the chance to get some reading in this weekend and have a very Merry Christmas! :)