Welcome to another Friday and a fun chance to share a first line of any book you choose. A book you just finished, a book you are looking forward to reading soon, maybe even a book that you enjoyed many years ago.  Click here to enter this week’s giveaway.

I’m so happy to be sharing with you a book I just recently finished reading. The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze. If you haven’t yet read this fantastic story, run to your nearest book seller and grab a copy. You won’t want to miss this book! Click here to read my review.


When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she’s rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without the man tasked with protecting her…

Covert government agent Tavin Knox must keep Gemma safe from the criminals who think she can identify them—a mission he never wanted. But as he escorts her and her rascally nephews around London, the lovely English lass proves braver than he ever imagined. Suddenly, the spy who works alone has one Season to become the family man he never dreamed he’d be.

This week the first line can be found in the photo below. Enjoy!

Hampshire, England, 1817


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

 Fiction Aficionado // Reading is my SuperPower // Bibliophile Reviews //
Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //  A Brighter Destiny // Sprinkles and Pink //

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Would like to host First Line Fridays on your blog? Contact one of the following:
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12 thoughts on “First Line Fridays (9/22/17) The Reluctant Guardian

  1. Sounds like a good read. I’ll have to check it out!

    I’m featuring the first line from J. Rodes’ “Charging the Darkness” on my blog today–great conclusion to her dystopian trilogy–but right now I’m going to share the opening of Rachel Dylan’s recent release, “Deadly Proof”:

    “You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. That is a good book! I love Susie Dietze!
    Here’s the line I’m sharing this week.
    How dare the stars still light the night and the James River continue to flow, when the one who made Lettie’s life bearable was gone?
    This is the first line from chapter 1 (not the prologue) of Carrie Fancett Pagels novella “Love’s Escape” in The Captive Brides Collection.

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  3. Loved this book!! She has the next one coming out in January called “A Mother For His Family”, it’s about Tavin’s cousin Helena (just to whet your appetite) 😉

    Here’s my first line from An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter (finally got my review copy yesterday):
    Prologue “The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father dies too soon, leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.”

    I’ve been waiting to meet Griffith FOREVER!

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  4. Happy Friday, Trisha!

    Mrs. Pollifax had attended church that Sunday morning, and her hat-a garden of pale pink roses and green leaves-still sat on her head as she ate lunch in the sunny kitchen of her apartment. – The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax (Book 2) by Dorothy Gilman


  5. I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s True to You. “Finding oneself at the mercy of a crazed gunman isn’t all fun and games.” I recently finished reading it and I really enjoyed it.

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