Friday, July 31, 2020

First Line Fridays: The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch

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 line from The Gentleman Spy by Erica Vetsch.

"He supposed that someday he would have to forgive the child for being a girl."

The Gentleman Spy just released on Tuesday, July 28th! Book blurb below and my review is coming soon.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!

About the Book:

He only wanted a duchess for a day--but she’s determined to make it a marriage for life

When his father and older brother suddenly pass away, the new Duke of Haverly is saddled with a title he never expected to bear. To thwart the plans of his scheming family, the duke impulsively marries a wallflower. After all, she’s meek and mild; it should be easy to sequester her in the country and get on with his life--as a secret agent for the Crown.
But his bride has other ideas. She’s determined to take her place not only as his duchess but as his wife. As a duchess, she can use her position to help the lowest of society--the women forced into prostitution because they have no skills or hope. Her endeavors are not met favorably in society, nor by her husband who wishes she’d remain in the background as he ordered.
Can the duke succeed in relegating her to the sidelines of his life? When his secrets are threatened with exposure, will his new wife be an asset or a liability?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Wow, that's a harsh start. I guess he wanted a son?

  2. Wow! That's a pretty great opening line.

    I'm sharing the first line from an Appalachian Summer by Ann H Gabhart this week on my blog:

    May 20th, 1933

    "Piper Danson's cheeks hurt from smiling for what seemed like hours with no relief in sight."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. My first line is from Acceptable Risk by Lynette Eason

    Chapter 2
    September. Helmed Province, Afghanistan

    Sarah Denning sat on the dirt floor of the Afghani prison cell and shivered in the hinety-degree heat, fighting the fear that had been her constant companion since the Taliban had attacked the school yesterday.

  4. Powerful line. Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm currently reading The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan. I'm just beginning chapter 10, so I'll share from there:
    "The only other time Diana had been at Brent's flat -her flat- in Clerkenwell alone was when she was packing her suitcase to leave for Buckinghamshire."
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

  6. Happy Friday!

    Wow what a line!!! Adding this to my list!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Chautona Havigs' Dual Power of Convenience.
    "This isn't what I had in mind when I decided to open an mobile bookstore!"

    Have a lovely weekend!