Friday, February 22, 2019

First Line Fridays: The White City by Grace Hitchcock

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first lines from The White City by Grace Hitchcock:

"Winnifred Wylde concentrated on his forehead, nodding, trying to respond appropriately, but it was so difficult with his nose hair escaping and retreating into his left nostril with every breath."

This novel is a case of cover-love for me. I saw the cover and wanted the book before I even read the description. Looking forward to reading and reviewing it soon!

What are you reading this weekend? Go ahead and share the first line!

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!


About the Book:

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair.

Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime.

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

14 comments:

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano:

    "Once upon a time, Melody Johansson had believed in happily ever afters."

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    1. I've heard alot about that book recently! Happy reading!

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  2. I've seen this book around a lot lately. I will have to check it out.

    Happy Friday!

    I'm currently reading Castle on the Rise by Kristy Cambron. It is such a great story. I highly recommend it. Right now I am in the middle of chapter 23, so I will share a line from there.

    "Most of the south side was still cloaked in darkness from the gasworks disaster."

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend. Happy reading! πŸ™‚πŸ’šπŸ“š

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    1. I haven't read anything by Kristy Cambron, but I've heard many good things and hope it try one of her novels sometime soon!

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    1. Thank you! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  4. I'm with you on the cover - the black and white is so striking. It sounds like a great story as well.

    I'm sharing from the latest Elizabeth Camden novel on my blog, but I've just picked up After the Rain by Brandy Bruce. Here's the first line:

    "Deb, I miss you. I think about you. Just wanted to say it again."

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  5. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 7:

    "The minute Lieutenant Dimsmore offered Emeline his arm as they emerged from the companionway after dinner, she regretted accepting his invitation."

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  6. This week on my blog I shared the first line from Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews (releases 3/5). I'm currently reading it so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: "I had experienced the atrocities of war but never witnessed a battle like the one my son fought for his life during the week of his illness." This book is soooo good I highly recommend it! Hope you have a great weekend with quality reading time! :)

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    1. I've got that one of my TBR stack! Glad to hear it is so good!

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