12 April 2024

a noble scheme | first line friday + the friday 56

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happy friday!

i'm in need a book that gives me that five-star feeling, and i'm feeling optimistic that a noble scheme can do that.

first line: the wedding of the decade.

page 56: she could snub him, turn to the window, and encase herself in the silence that was rather to be expected by strangers on an english train. or she could shake, establish her role, get herself fully in the mindset she'd have to be in for the next several days, and embrace the festive air of the families chattering excitedly around them.


about the book

In the opulent and perilous world of high society's most elite--and most dangerous--families, two investigators must set aside their broken hearts to uncover the truth.

Gemma Parks is known to the London elite as G. M. Parker, a columnist renowned for her commentary on the cream of society. Behind the scenes, she uses her talents to aid the Imposters in their investigations by gathering intel at events and providing alibis for the firm's members through her columns. Yet her clandestine work would be more exhilarating if it weren't for the constant presence of the gentleman who broke her heart.

Graham Wharton has never had eyes for anyone but Gemma, and she left his heart in tatters when she walked away from him. When the Imposters take on a new job to recover a kidnapped boy mistaken for his aristocratic cousin, Graham is determined to use the time with Gemma to not only restore the missing boy, but to also win back the only woman he's ever loved. As they trace the clues laid out before them, Graham and Gemma must devise a noble scheme to save the boy's life and heal their hearts.

"A Noble Scheme is as clever as it is glamorous."--Laura Frantz, Christy Award-winning author of The Seamstress of Acadie

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  1. Wouldn't it be fun to be a part of the wedding of the decade? Hope the book lives up to its first line.

  2. This does sound like an interesting book!

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. A second chance romance and a race against time...this sounds like a fun story.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. I hope this is the 5 star read you are looking for, Hallie! Her dress on the cover is so pretty. I do like the sound of this one--romance mixed with suspense is a winning combination. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Happy Friday!
    I'm just starting Loyally, Luke by Pepper Basham. I already love it.
    "Luke was a big fan of solid good sense and few emotional tangles. In fact, he didn't like any sort of tangles."
    Have a good weekend! 🙂❤️📚