First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): In a Far-Off Land

Posted June 11, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, romance, Stephanie Landsem / 27 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 In a Far-Off Land by Stephanie Landsem, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Roy Lester’s mansion was as ritzy a place as I’d ever seen.


A story about the price of fame, the truth sacrificed on its altar, and the love that brings a prodigal daughter home.

As the Great Depression hits the Midwest, Minerva Sinclaire runs away to Hollywood, determined to make it big and save the family farm. But beauty and moxie don’t pay the bills in Tinseltown, and she’s caught in a downward spiral of poverty, desperation, and compromise. Finally, she’s about to sign with a major studio and make up for it all. Instead, she wakes up next to a dead film star and is on the run for a murder she didn’t commit.

Only two unwilling men—Oscar, a Mexican gardener in danger of deportation, and Max, a too-handsome agent battling his own demons—can help Mina escape corrupt police on the take and the studio big shots trying to frame her. But even her quick thinking and grit can’t protect her from herself. Alone, penniless, and carrying a shameful secret, Mina faces the consequences of the heartbreaking choices that brought her to ruin . . . and just might bring her back to where she belongs.

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27 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): In a Far-Off Land

  1. Patricia B.

    Anna MacKenzie watched as Malcolm walked to the edge of the falls and began the long and dangerous climb down the slippery rocks. A Healer For The Highlander by Terri Brisbin

  2. Gloria A

    Madison James burned through the final sixty seconds of her workout on the stationary bike, then released a slow breath.
    The Escape by Lisa Harris

  3. Amy M.

    Could she stick a blade in a man? – “Lawless” (Age of Conquest Book #7) by Tamara Leigh

  4. My first line is “He took one last aching look outside the crumbling window; the Nile was molten gold in the light of the rising sun, a sparkling coil winding its way into the horizon.” it is from Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar.

  5. What a pretty cover! Looks like a great story. 😀
    I’m just starting The Songstress by Lori Bates Wright so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “President and Mrs. Lincoln finally arrived.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line today is from On The Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright.
    “Your father is in a coma”

  7. Perrianne Askew

    “This wasn’t supposed to happen.” Is it Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh. She writes wonderful contemporary romance.

  8. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    I actually just finished In A Far Off Land and am going to write my review. I really enjoyed it.

  9. Kay Garrett

    Gorgeous cover! Reading the first line I’d say the girl on the cover would fit right in at a place like that. I know it sounds like a book I would really enjoy reading.

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