Friday, March 19, 2021

First Line Fridays: The Piano Teacher by Kristie Self

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 Piano Teacher by Kristie Self.

"The darkness lay heavy that night, unbroken by any slivers of moonlight."

Have you read The Piano Teacher

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

She longs to escape a dreadful secret from her past, but can she ever run far enough to truly forget?

Melody Creston is left penniless following the death of her father. Desperate to escape the threat of an unwanted and dangerous marriage, she flees to the small village of Roderick Glen in the English countryside to begin life anew as a pianoforte teacher. She is hired to teach the daughter of the Earl of Rockingham and soon falls in love with the quaint village and its quirky residents. Despite her newfound freedom, she is haunted by the secrets of her past, as well as the constant fear that she will be discovered and forced to return to London.

Lord Henry Roderick is the younger son of the Earl of Rockingham and has no desire to obey his father’s wishes and help his brother attend to their family’s estate, Cheswick Park. Carefree and fun-loving, his reputation as a scoundrel often hides the true nature of his heart. Upon meeting Melody, he is instantly captivated by the beautiful piano teacher, and is determined to do whatever it takes to win her heart and become the man she needs.

Melody is intrigued by Henry and encourages him to follow his own path as he searches for his purpose in life. Shy and reserved, she is reluctant to admit her feelings for him, but as they grow closer, he begins to break through the barriers of fear and mistrust that surround her heart. As their love deepens, she becomes increasingly afraid of what will happen when he learns the truth of her turbulent past. Can love forgive a secret hidden in the shadows when it is exposed to the light of day?

Brimming with laughter, love, emotion, and heart, this first book in The Ladies of Roderick Glen series introduces us to the citizens of Roderick Glen as they follow their dreams and discover that one’s heart is always happiest near the friendly faces of home.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. My first line comes from My Dear Miss Dupré by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, New Year’s Eve 1882
    Willow Dupré twirled on the ice, spreading her arms and guiding her body around the other skaters on the frozen lake of Central Park.

    1. I have that one in my TBR! Looks like a fun read! Have a great weekend! :)

  2. Happy Friday! On my blog I’m sharing the first line from Unknown Threat by Lynn H. Blackburn. Right now I’m reading Saving Grace by Denise Hunter; here’s the first line: “ ‘You won’t tell my dad, will you?’ she asked.”

    Have a great weekend! 😊

  3. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Can't Buy Me Love" by Susan May Warren & Andrea Christenson:

    "These shoes were going to be the death of her."

    1. I read that one a few weeks ago! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Happy Friday!!

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from My Dear Miss Dupre by Grace Hitchcock.
    "Willow Dupre twirled on the ice, spreading her arms and guiding her body around the other skaters on the frozen lake of Central Park."

    Have a lovely weekend! 📚❤

    1. I won that book in a giveaway by the author! Can't wait to read it! :)

  5. Happy Saturday! Hope your weekend is going well. 😀
    On my blog, I'm sharing from The Reluctant Rival by Mesu Andrews: It's a great book! Currently, I'm reading A Dark Beauty by Clarissa Kae, so I'll share from there.
    "He squared his stance. Unabashed, he looked her over from her crown to her toes."