First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Love Note

Posted October 30, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Joanna Davidson Politano, mystery/suspense, romance / 8 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Love Note by Joanna Davidson Politano, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Brighton, England, 1865

It always came to this, didn’t it?


Focused on a career in medicine and not on romance, Willa Duvall is thrown slightly off course during the summer of 1865 when she discovers a never-opened love letter in a crack of her old writing desk. Compelled to find the passionate soul who penned it and the person who never received it, she takes a job as a nurse at the seaside estate of Crestwicke Manor.

Everyone at Crestwicke has feelings–mostly negative ones–about the man who wrote the letter, but he seems to have disappeared. With plenty of enticing clues but few answers, Willa’s search becomes even more complicated when she misplaces the letter and it passes from person to person in the house, each finding a thrilling or disheartening message in its words.

Laced with mysteries large and small, this romantic Victorian-era tale of love lost, love deferred, and love found is sure to delight.

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8 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Love Note

  1. Gloria A

    This sounds like an interesting book. I am reading The Deeds of the Deceitful by Ellery Adams and Tina Radcliffe.
    “Good morning, Richmond. As predicted, we have ample sunshine and highs in the middle seventies coming our way today. That will repeat itself tomorrow. That’s right. Expect a picture-perfect first Saturday in June.”

  2. Kay Garrett

    A drop of beige paint landed on Lucie Decker’s arm. PERFECT. Now more paint dotter her and her overalls than remained in the can.
    A RANGER FOR THE TWINS by Tanya Agler

  3. On my blog today, I’m featuring More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer. I’m currently reading The Case for Miracles by Lee Strobel. I’m about to begin Chapter 11, so I’ll share the first line from this chapter. “Even for a decorated cold-case homicide investigator, this was a formidable challenge.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    Loved that book. THE LOVE NOTE!

    My first line is from HER SECRET SONG by Mary Connealy:
    “March 1874. Hope Mountain
    Near Bucksnort, Colorado near Grizzly Peak, Colorado
    Wax Misley was living a life that was going to kill him.”

  5. Happy Friday! 😀
    On my blog, I’m sharing from Forgiven Again by Gina Holder. I’m currently reading The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Even, so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “Hollis Darby learned two things at the knee of his not-so-dear, long-departed, low-life, scoundrel of a father: how to gamble beyond what was advisable and how to be an utter disappointment to his family.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

  6. Diana Hardt

    It sounds like an interesting book, but I’m not on Instagram so I can’t enter the giveaway.

    This comes from Cave of Secrets by Shannon Redmon. Carli Moore stared at the pile of rocks inside the cave and shivered away the damp feeling of dread building within her. The last time she visited the cavern on her family’s ranch was two years ago, before her best friend, Sadie, disappeared.

  7. Sonnetta Jones

    It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. It comes from The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren.

  8. Brenda Murphree

    A spotted falcon soared in graceful circles high above Pleasant Valley.
    First line of
    Uncharted Freedom
    Keely Brooke Keith

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