First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Lady of Galway Manor

Posted March 18, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Jennifer Deibel, romance / 10 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 Lady of Galway Manor by Jennifer Deibel, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

No one ever tells the truth about love.


In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy’s father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family–descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring.

Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than run his family’s jewelry shop. Having had his heart broken, he no longer believes in love and is weary of peddling the “lies” the Claddagh Ring promises.

Meanwhile, as the war for Irish independence gains strength, many locals resent the De Lacys and decide to take things into their own hands to display their displeasure. As events take a dangerous turn for Annabeth and her family, she and Stephen begin to see that perhaps the “other side” isn’t quite as barbaric and uncultured as they’d been led to believe–and that the bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty are only made stronger when put through the refiner’s fire.

Travel to the Emerald Isle for another poignant and romantic story from the enchanted pen of Jennifer Deibel.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Lady of Galway Manor

  1. Happy Friday!
    I’m very near the end of Love on Ice by Carolyn Miller, so I will share a line from there. No worries … no spoilers! LOL!
    “Holly yawned. Three hours’ sleep wasn’t nearly enough but was all she’d been able to manage before the interviews had started again super early this morning.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from A Strike To The Heart by Danielle Grandinetti :
    Friday, November 13, 1933. Northern, Wisconsin

    Miles Wright pressed his eye to the A5 telescopic sight attached to his Springfield long-range rifle.

  3. Marilyn

    The first line is from Malachy Mc Court’s “History Of Ireland”
    To anyone who knows me,it’s no secret that I was never much for the formal schooling when I was a young fellow,paying scant attention when I did happen to attend,remembering little,and leaving t off completely at the ripe old age of thirteen.y
    I love books about Ireland.

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