First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Thief of Blackfriars Lane

Posted January 15, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Michelle Griep, romance / 12 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 Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

April 1885

“For want of a properly working pocket watch, Jackson Forge failed to save the world today – or at least the City of London.”


There’s Often a Fine Line Between a Criminal and a Saint

Constable Jackson Forge intends to make the world safer, or at least the streets of Victorian London. But that’s Kit Turner’s domain, a swindler who runs a crew that acquires money the old-fashioned way—conning the rich to give to the poor. When a local cab driver goes missing, Jackson is tasked with finding the man, and the only way to do that is by enlisting Kit’s help. If Jackson doesn’t find the cabby, he’ll be fired. If Kit doesn’t help Jackson, he’ll arrest her for thievery. Yet neither of them realize those are the least of their problems.

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12 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Thief of Blackfriars Lane

  1. Kay Garrett

    Dave sat alone in the corner booth of the small diner. He pulled soft layers of sugary-sweet cinnamon roll loose from its thick center and dipped them in his coffee.
    SAMSON & AMISH DELILAH by Thomas Nye

  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. MS Barb

    Holly paused outside the old pharmacy storefront, brass key in hand.
    The Christmas Remedy by Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall

  4. Judi Imperato

    “Come on.” Jennie Wilson held tight to her son’s hand as they crept down the back steps of the house.
    Desert Rescue by Lisa Phillips.

  5. Perrianne Askew

    The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson

    “I knew there was something terribly wrong the moment I stepped foot back inside Loxby Manor – the pervasive restlessness of the servants, the strained silence of the front room”

  6. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first Line is from “Crazy for You” by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson:

    “Anything had to be better than returning to Deep Haven. Enemy fire. Jumping into hostile territory.”

  7. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Alaska Mountain Rescue by Lisa Harris. The whispers started the moment she stepped into town. “It’s her. The kidnapped girl. The one from five years ago.” “The one who almost got her real sister killed?”

  8. Paula Shreckhise

    Michelle always comes through with a great Regency! Loved it.

    My first line comes from Dreams of Savannah by Roseanna White:
    Savannah, Georgia May 1861
    Cordeliia Owens had dreamed of this day a hundred times. This moment. This story just waiting to happen


    Diane Martin strode down the hallway of the Rosewood Senior Living Apartments, smiling and waving to the many resident’s she passed. This first line comes from The Ones We Leave Behind by Deanna Lynn Sletten

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