First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Lost in Darkness

Posted November 11, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, historical, Michelle Griep, mystery/suspense, romance / 14 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

There was something glorious about the first day of June.


Even if there be monsters, there is none so fierce as that which resides in man’s own heart.
Enchanting Regency-Era Gothic Romance Intertwined with Inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Travel writer Amelia Balfour’s dream of touring Egypt is halted when she receives news of a revolutionary new surgery for her grotesquely disfigured brother. This could change everything, and it does. . .in the worst possible way.

Surgeon Graham Lambert has suspicions about the doctor he’s gone into practice with, but he can’t stop him from operating on Amelia’s brother. Will he be too late to prevent the man’s death? Or to reveal his true feelings for Amelia before she sails to Cairo?

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of Lost in Darkness and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 10, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on November 17, 2021. 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.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


This giveaway is hosted by JustRead Tours, not RimSP
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14 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Lost in Darkness

  1. Debra J Pruss

    More Amish Christmas Miracles-Rachel L. Good “Gusts of wind sliced through Philip Troyer’s coat and pants.

  2. Happy Friday! I’m currently reading Royally Rearranged by Emma St. Clair. It’s such a cute book. I am loving it. Here is a line from the chapter I am on: “My parents arrive the next afternoon, bringing with them an icy wind.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Crosshairs, too!
    “Come on! It was almost midnight, and the light in Cora Chamberlain’s bedroom blazed like a neon sign.”

  4. Faith Creech

    Thieves did not stop for a spot of tea – as a rule, they robbed and ran. From the book The Painted Castle by Kristy Cambron.

  5. Sunnymay

    The first line in the book Murder on Marble Row by Victoria Thompson is the start of a gaslight mystery.
    “Frank didn’t actually hear the explosion that morning.”

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