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

Today I am excited to be featuring The Governess of Penwyth Hall by Sarah E. Ladd. Set in Regency England this story has plenty to enjoy. A Mystery to solve, danger lurking around the corners, and a tender thread of romance. CLICK HERE to see my full review!


Eastern Park, Yorkshire, 1811

          Death. It seemed to follow her, affecting those around her.



  The Governess of Penwythe Hall (Cornwall #1)


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11 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Governess of Penwyth Hall

  1. I really liked this book! Today on my blog I shared from Of Fire And Lions by Mesu Andrews, but here I will share from the book I received last night from UPS!

    “Elsie closed her eyes for a moment and breathed in the steamy air, imagining she stood beside Grand Pinnacle Spring instead of the massive laundry boiler in the back of the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.” — Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  2. On my blog today, I’m featuring Love, Stock & Barrel by Crystal L. Barnes. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 6 of the same book. “Russell herded his two brothers and five sisters into the church house Sunday morning and almost tripped over his own boots when he finally stepped through the doors. What had Mrs. Roxie done?” Happy Easter weekend!

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  3. The cover of this book is so pretty! And wow, that’s an intriguing first line.
    On my blog, I’m sharing the first line of The Artful Match by Jennifer Delamere, but I’ll share here from A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings. “First, you are going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

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  4. I just got my copy of this book! Can’t wait to read it.

    Happy Friday!

    This week on my blog I am sharing the first few lines from All Made Up by Kara Isaac. It’s such a fantastic novel. I highly recommend it. You can go to my post by clicking the link: https://tinyurl.com/Friday83. Currently, I am reading Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations by V. Joy Palmer. It’s really good. I’m on chapter seven, so I will share a line from there.

    “Don’t see me. Don’t see me. Don’t see me. ‘Courtney!’ Walk faster. Walk faster. Walk faster. ‘Courtney!’ Dallas yelled. ‘Please! We need to talk.'”

    Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤️📚


  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from my current read, Spring Magic by D.E. Stevenson. This is the first line from Chapter 18:

    “This was the day upon which Frances had been invited to take tea at the Castle, and, as always, there were half a dozen people ready and willing to advise her how to attain her objective.”

    Have a wonderful Easter weekend!


  6. What a gorgeous cover!

    I’m sharing the first line from Elizabeth Camden’s A Daring Venture over on my blog, but in honor of this being Good Friday, I thought I’d share a few verses that have been on my heart lately – John 15:12-14.

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.


  7. Have a great weekend! My first line is from “All for the Cause” by Gail Kittleson:

    “What do you say, Lilly?”


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