First Line Friday (week 324): The Heir’s Predicament

Posted January 12, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Lorri Dudley, 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 Heir’s Predicament by Lorri Dudley. I love this series SO MUCH!!! It’s one of my all-time faves for sure!

and the first line is…

“Shhh. Keep your voice down.”


He controls the answers to her past and future, but she threatens his inheritance and his heart.

Maggie Prescott may not know her real name, the circumstances of her birth, or her father’s identity, but based on a song her shipwrecked birthmother taught her before she died, Maggie’s certain the answers lie on the island of Antigua. Unbeknownst to her beloved adopted family, she sends her maid to finishing school in her stead and convinces her uncle, Captain Anthony Middleton, to sail her to the Leeward Islands. Time is of the essence to discover her heritage before the next family gathering exposes her duplicity.

Lord Samuel Fredrick Harcourt Granville was groomed to inherit the Cardon title and lands, but the possession of his father’s temper has put Samuel’s future in jeopardy. After discovering his fiancée cavorting with his so-called friend, the ensuing altercation lands Samuel in court before of the House of Lords. As an example, for all aristocratic sons to quell their hedonistic living, the House of Lords banishes Samuel to the island of Antigua until he can prove he’s worthy of his privileged birth.

On the island, Samuel works to rein in his temper and revive a dying sugar plantation. Still, his return to England and all his efforts are threatened when a mysterious woman breaks into his island home, claiming to be the true heiress of the sugar plantation. Guilt, resentment, and fresh yearnings sizzle under the island sun as Maggie’s search uncovers a much greater treasure than either of them expected.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 324): The Heir’s Predicament

  1. Gloria A

    This series sounds very interesting. I finished Dark of Night by Colleen Coble earlier this week. This is the first lines:
    Should she even be out here alone? Michigan’s U.P. was a whole lotta wilderness. Michelle Fraser’s shoulder blades gave a tingle and made her glance back to see if anyone was following her.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Humble, Wisconsin
    Present day
    The sky was leaden, the day as cold and overcast s Noem Witzel felt inside.
    THE AMISH BACHELOR’S BRIDE by Pamela Desmond Wright

  3. This looks so good, and I love the setting! Why have I not heard of this series before? (added to my “explore” list) Happy Reading!

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    I’ve been keeping my eye on Lori Dudly but haven’t read one of hers yet.
    My first line is from Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt
    Prelude. Zosia Krakow, Poland
    The sun shone the day I married Ryszard Lewandowski.

  5. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading What Happens Next by Christina Suzann Nelson. It’s a great story!
    “Dora placed the flyer in a box and covered it with the lid. She looked around the house, so empty now that Paul had moved from their spare bedroom to an apartment downtown.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤️📚

  6. I’m currently reading Alaskan Mountain Search by Sarah Varland. The first line is: “It was never truly dark at this time of year–mid June–in the land of the midnight sun.” Have a great week!

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