First Line Friday (week 374): The Juliet Code

Posted December 28, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, mystery/suspense, Pepper Basham, romance / 24 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 delighted to feature the first line of The Juliet Code by Pepper Basham! Freddie & Grace are two of my favorite characters in all of fictiondom, and I’m thrilled that so many readers continue to love them as much as I do. If you haven’t met them yet, start with The Mistletoe Countess!

The Juliet Code by Pepper Basham

and the first line of The Juliet Code is…

Grace Percy had always dreamed of being part of a dashing pursuit of some villain; she’d just never imagined doing so in a gondola with a complete stranger.

Newlyweds Lord and Lady Astley Finally Reach Their Honeymoon Destination Only to Encounter a New Mystery in Need of Solving

Frederick and Grace Percy finally make it to Italy to enjoy a delayed honeymoon and explore the beauties of the historic city of Venice. To their surprise, their friend, Detective Jack Miracle, is also in the city, investigating a series of art heists starting at the house of eccentric millionaire, Laraby Covington. Drawn into a world of boat races, mysterious houses, and parties of the rich and unusual in Venice, Frederick and Grace learn of the existence of the Juliet paintings, (Renaissance paintings feature Shakespeare’s tragic heroine) rumored to hold a secret code to an underground vault of similarly treasured artwork assumed lost over the centuries. As Freddie and Grace are pulled deeper into the mystery and their beloved Detective Jack disappears, can they use their wits and work as a team to find the thieves and Jack before it’s too late.

The Juliet Code is a Freddie and Grace Mystery, sequel to The Mistletoe Countess and The Cairo Curse.

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24 responses to “First Line Friday (week 374): The Juliet Code

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    Acadie December 1754
    Sylvie Galant took a deep pine-scented breath.
    From The Seamstress of Acadie by Laura Frantz

  2. DeAnna Dodson

    I just got The Mistletoe Countess. Haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but I’m so eager to! This series looks so good, and I love married protagonists. 😀

  3. Kay Garrett

    Big Horn County, Wyoming – 0300 hours
    Something’s wrong! Sheriff Bryce Malone couldn’t even see his hand in front of him through the dense fog rolling down into town from the mountains. Tension coiled through his frame, warning of trouble.
    SHROUDED PAST by Mary Alford

  4. Faith Creech

    The sun shone the day I married Ryszard Lewandowski.
    From the book Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barrratt.

  5. From “Can’t Fight the Mistletoe,” the first novella in the Marry Christmas: Christmas Lights Collection 2023, by Jaycee Weaver:
    I’ve taken a lot of flak for rolling my eyes the past twenty-seven years–assuming I didn’t learn how to convey irritation until age two.

  6. Donna E H Durnell


    Flight paramedic Raina Price looked out the window of the shopper and pointed. “There! Two of them as reported.”

  7. Gloria A

    The click next to her ear jerked her out of a deep sleep to roll into a sitting position, a scream on her lips, her eyes on the man with the gun standing next to her.
    Double Take by Lynette Eason

  8. Suzanne Sellner

    The Juliet Code sounds so exciting! I’d love to read it! I’m currently reading Christmas at Whispering Creek by Barbara Britton and enjoying it.

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