07 August 2020

A Dazzle of Diamonds | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

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

Happy Friday!

A lot of exciting books released earlier this week, including this third Georgia Coast Romance from Liz Johnson.

First Line: Penelope Jean Hunter loved every wedding she'd ever been to. Except her own.

From Page 56: He hadn't given much forethought to the idea before blurting out that they should date each other.


Penelope Hunter loves her job as the events manager at one of Savannah's premier historic venues--until her ex-fiancé walks into her office with his new bride-to-be. To make matters worse, a scheming social matriarch is intent on seeing Penelope fired, especially if she insists on being seen with Tucker Westbrook.

Since returning from serving two tours in the Middle East, Tucker has built a thriving security company. His work is nearly as stabilizing as his friendship with Penelope, who has been by his side since childhood. But when the lone candidate for county sheriff goads him, Tucker loses his cool and ends up on the ballot--and on the receiving end of a smear campaign claiming the Westbrooks were traitors to the South.

To clear his name, Tucker and Penelope must join forces to find the truth behind a 150-year-old lost treasure. But the more time they spend together, the closer she comes to losing her job--and falling helplessly in love. 

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: August 4, 2020

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  1. Happy Friday! A Dazzle of Diamonds is on my TBR!

    Today, I'm sharing the first lines from Wedded to War by Jocelyn Green. "When Charlotte and Alice told their mother they were taking the omnibus down Broadway, they weren't lying. They just didn't tell her where they would be getting off."


  2. Happy Friday!!

    My line is from A Nurse for Jacob by Caryl Macadoo ""Lydia admired the two-story building from the corner of Gaienne and Old Levee Streets, strode up the walk, then stopped at the front of the Touro Infirmary and adjusted her cap."


    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Happy Friday! 🙂
    I'm currently reading A Life Once Dreamed by Rachel Fordham. I'm on chapter seven so I'll share the first line from there:
    "Sam Landon made his way over to the schoolhouse, toolbox in one hand, lunch tin in the other."
    I hope you have an excellent weekend! 🙂❤📚

  4. I'm pulled in, right from that pretty cover! Happy weekend!

  5. Sounds like a fun book with a lot going on :) I'm reading "My One True North" by Milly Johnson: "Ordinarily Griff would have been wearing something
    totally unsuitable and jolly; badges bearing the number
    sixty-five, banners stapled across him as if he were in a
    beauty queen pageant, but today he just looked flat and
    angry. "