First Line Friday (week 355): The Metropolitan Affair

Posted August 17, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Jocelyn Green, romance / 7 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 Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green! I can’t wait to read this book – Jocelyn is a fabulous historical romance author. AND I’m super excited because she is also one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous reader event in November (more details below)!

The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

and the first lines are…

Dead people were easy to talk to. It was the living ones that often gave Lauren trouble.

Bestselling author Jocelyn Green sweeps you away in a dazzling novel of secrets, betrayal, and romance within one of New York City’s most esteemed museums.

For years her explorer father promised Dr. Lauren Westlake she’d accompany him on one of his Egyptian expeditions. But as the empty promises mounted, Lauren determined to earn her own way. Now the assistant curator of Egyptology for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lauren receives two unexpected invitations.

The first is her repentant father’s offer to finally bring her to Egypt as his colleague on a new expedition. The second is a chance to enter the world of New York’s wealthiest patrons who have been victims of art fraud.

With Egyptomania sweeping the city after the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, Detective Joe Caravello is on the hunt for a notorious forger preying on the open wallets of New York’s high society. Dr. Westlake is just the expert he needs to help him track the criminal. Together they search for the truth, and the closer Lauren and Joe get to discovering the forger’s identity, the more entangled they become in a web of deception and crime.

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7 responses to “First Line Friday (week 355): The Metropolitan Affair

  1. Gloria A

    I am reading The Christmas Quilt by Lenora Worth. The first line is:
    Her sister was getting married today.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Harlow Jones sat in the back seat of her family’s station wagon, looking out the window as the two-story colonial home faded into the distance.

  3. Carol Wilson

    He sat on the floor, towel around his neck, drenched in his own sweat, eyes trained on the screen.

    A Life Intercepted, Charles Martin

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