First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Courting Misfortune

Posted December 18, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Regina Jennings, 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 Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

“You want me to work for Jinxy Seaton?”


Calista York needs one more successful case as a Pinkerton operative to secure her job. When she’s assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, she’s sent to the rowdy mining town of Joplin, Missouri, despite having extended family in the area. Will their meddling expose her mission and keep Lila Seaton from being recovered?

When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children’s home. He’ll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm’s way.

Calista doesn’t need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can’t let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark.

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Courting Misfortune, all three Fort Reno series books, and a magnifying glass!
(3) additional winners will receive a print copy of Courting Misfortune.

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight December 9, 2020 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 16, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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8 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Courting Misfortune

  1. Kay Garrett

    Dover, Delaware
    At the convenience store that served as the Greyhound bus station, Joshua held open the door for an Englischer. Dressed in a puffy white coat, the elderly woman stared up at him, her mouth agape, as she walked through the doorway. Maybe she wasn’t used to seeing an Amish man in a 7-Eleven, or maybe it was his Ray-Ban sunglasses that surprised her. He offered a half smile and removed them as he walked into the store.

  2. Gloria A

    “I’ll pay somebody fifty bucks to take my place,” Cole Aaron offered his fellow firefighters at the Pine Hill Fire Department.
    Wrapped up in Christmas Joy by Janice Lynn

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    I finally got this book today, I’ve been waiting all month:
    The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark,
    From the prologue:
    Charleston, South Carolina, 1860
    The candlelight sent a shadow of Rose up against the wooden wall. From the shadow, Rose looked taller. Stronger. Funny thing about shadows. They made even the smallest things into monsters or fairies or whatever folks wanted.
    Happy reading!

  4. Happy Friday!
    On my blog today I’m sharing the first few lines from Jody Hedlund’s A Cowboy for Keeps: I’m currently on chapter 17 so I’ll share from there.
    “Greta hadn’t been ready for their kiss to end and wanted to press into Wyatt, showing him he didn’t have to stop, that he could go on kissing her for as long as he wanted.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

  5. Diane Flowers

    Finally got review books done for 2020 & now I can dig into this one that I’ve been waiting for for so long by Melissa Tagg! From Some Bright Someday:
    “This high up, where the first faint breaths of autumn filled his ready lungs and a glowing, harvest sun leaned into the west, Lucas could almost remember what it felt like to be whole.”

  6. On my blog today, I’m sharing The Governess’ Debut by Wendy May Andrews. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter Four. “Felicia had to struggle to keep her attention on Penelope’s lessons.” Merry Christmas!

  7. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    This comes from Arctic Christmas Ambush by Sherri Shackelford. The gunman was still in the house. Kara Riley sank deeper into the jumble of suffocating winter coats in the hall closet. A metal zipper scraped her cheek, and the stale scent of mothballs turned her stomach. She had to stay calm and think if she was going to survive the next few minutes. Noises sounded from the kitchen, and her hands trembled.

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