Welcome to the new home of First Line Friday! The other dear blogger friends who joined me on Hoarding Books have each had to step away from regular blogging for an indefinite season. But I still have first lines to share, so I offered to bring it back to RimSP where this incarnation of First Line Friday started. I will be posting the link-up here from now on, and I invite all of you to participate! Without further ado… 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 Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).
and the first line is…
Every fairy tale needed an appropriate castle.
Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them?
Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from Frederick’s past ruin her fairytale future.
Y’all!! I love this book SO MUCH!!! If you haven’t already got your copy, go buy one now! It’s already being called “the best book of 2021” by several reviewers, so you definitely don’t want to miss it!!
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