First Line Friday (week 350): A Gilded Age Getaway

Posted July 13, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, historical, magical realism, romance, Stephenia McGee, time travel / 20 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 A Gilded Age Getaway by Stephenia H. McGee. I love the Back Inn Time series of time travel romance – so fun!

A Gilded Age Getaway by Stephenia H. McGee

and the first line is…

When had her life become so stale?

Can one magical night of glamour in the past save their future?

When Fiona Robinson imagined her life with Tyler, she dreamed of a grand adventure. Together. But after a decade of marriage, suburban seclusion, and stress from his job, she’s let the strain of being a stay-at-home mom of two toddlers squeeze all the fun out of their relationship.

With pressure mounting at work and his homelife growing stale, Tyler’s fighting to recapture the joy in his marriage. But he can’t seem to do anything right, his job’s drained his energy, and his wife no longer resembles the fun-loving girl he married.

Then Fiona’s mother presents them with an anniversary weekend getaway at a seaside B&B, and they hope it can rekindle their romance. But they never could have imagined their room would transport them to the Gilded Age in New York! Now, can one night at the famed Vanderbilt ball reignite their spark, or will they be stuck in a future neither of them expected?

♥ The Back Inn Time series books are fun, faith-filled stories of what it might be like to suddenly experience life in a different time. These clean historical romances are packed with humor and adventure. Perfect for fans of dual timeline or time slip stories and Christian historical romance, these books answer the question every historical fiction fan wonders—what would it be like if I went back to that time? If you enjoy the wholesomeness of Amish, Western, or frontier fiction and adore romantic comedies, then a visit to a seaside Victorian inn where you can “step back inn time and leave your troubles behind!” is for you.

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20 responses to “First Line Friday (week 350): A Gilded Age Getaway

  1. Gloria A

    Eli Ross had a black eye, a fractured wrist, and nothing else to his name. It was not the way he’d planned to come home.
    The Last Way Home by Liz Johnson

  2. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

  3. Standing in front of the sink, I looked out through the window, wondering where Glen was and what kind of mood he’d be in when he came through the door. It was already past dark, the meal I’d made was practically overcooked, but I knew if I attempted to eat without him, the beating he’d give me would be worse than if I waited for him. He was probably still going to beat me because the meal wasn’t perfect.

  4. “Past this cluster of trees, according to the map.” Ned pointed off to the left, letting his three friends catch up.

    The Near Distant, by Brett Armstrong, Erin R. Howard, and C. Kevin Thompson

  5. Kay Garrett

    A shrilling phone filled his troubled dreams of Afghanistan….until Ethan Connors forced his eyes open.

  6. Lelia “Lucy” Reynolds

    It was a beautiful morning in Pinecraft, Florida. Her Only Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

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