Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Caught By Surprise by Jen Turano! This is such a fun and engaging story! I was hooked from the very first page. CLICK HERE to read my full review and be sure to click below and enter the giveaway for an autographed print copy!

Be sure to check out the Author Interview & Giveaway with Jen Turano!


September 1883
New York City

The first inkling Miss Temperance Flowerdew had that her rather mundane day was about to turn anything but mundane happened when a closed carriage trundled up beside her, keeping pace with her every step as she walked down the sidewalk adjacent to Broadway.



Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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23 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Caught By Surprise

  1. My first line is from Redemption at Shadow Lake by J.E. Grace
    An attractive man in his early thirties with deeply disturbed eyes stands in the shadows.

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  2. I have read this one. It was probably my least favourite of the series, but picking a least favourite Jen Turano novel is like choosing a least favourite dessert option …

    I’m sharing the first line from Justice by Emily Conrad on my blog today. It was an unexpected read – the cover gave me the impression it was a historical romance, but it was most definitely a contemporary.

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    1. This book is 3rd in a series. While the main focus is Temperance Flowerdew, there are references made to the secondary characters who each had their own story. I’d recommend reading the stories in order, mostly for the sheer enjoyment!

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  3. That cover is so pretty, and I loved your review, too!

    Happy Friday! I shared a different one over on my blog, but I’m also reading Silence the Girls by Pat Barker that takes place in ancient Troy.

    “Great Achilles. Brilliant Achilles, shining Achilles . . . How the epithets pile up.”

    Happy reading!

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  4. Well, that’s a name you don’t see every day. Pretty cover, too. 🙂

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Lynnette Bonner’s High Desert Haven. Here, I’ll share one of my favorite lines from Crossed Out by Christina Coryell (her contribution to the Once Upon A Laugh novella collection):

    Kids at yard sales were nearly impossible to corral. Grandmas watching kids at yard sales were like wild mustangs, throwing caution and endless quarters to the wind.

    Have a great weekend! 🙂


  5. I’ve seen this book on a few blogs today! Sounds intriguing 🙂

    I’m sharing the first line of “A Worthy Rebel” on my blog today. I’ll share the first line of my current read, Sarah Loudin Thomas’s “A Shot at Love,” here: “Fleeta hunkered low, careful not to rattle the crisp fallen leaves all around her.”

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  6. I need to read one of Jen’s books!

    Here’s the first line from All of You by Sarah Monzon, my current read. “Lieutenant Michael “Finch” Carrington pulled up the zipper of his green flight suit and stared at the mass on the opposite rack.”

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  7. I enjoy Jen Turano’s books. Love the cover, too. I’m not posting a First Line Friday this week because I simply don’t have time. I just became a great-aunt yesterday and am entertaining family from out of time. Some things are simply more important than reading. This is one of them. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. I’m featuring lines from Danielle Norman’s upcoming release Roadster on my blog.

    Here, I’m sharing lines from Keira Montclair’s Falling for the Chieftan. It’s her new historical time travel romance.

    “Allison Sutton’s feet hit water as she plunged into the murky liquid at the base of the cascading falls.”

    Happy Reading!

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  9. This was a fun read. I”m featuring Starting From Scratch by Kate Lloyd on my blog, so here is a line from page 11:
    “A few minutes later I sat on the suitcase’s lid while Marta fastened the metal latches with gusto.”
    Happy Friday!

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  10. LOVE Jen’s books! I know I’m late for Friday, so happy Labor Day weekend! My first line is from Under Prairie Skies by Cynthia Roemer.

    “The sound of a spry whistle froze Charlotte Stanton in her tracks. She tightened her hold on her bucket of creek water, eyes narrowing.”

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