First Line Friday #54

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Happy Friday!

The Book I’m featuring this week is:

The Governess of Penwythe Hall (Cornwall #1)

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Winter 1808
Cornwall, Southwest England

A biting gust of Cornish wind screamed downward from the churning sky, billowing Cordelia Greyhorne’s jet-black traveling cape.”

Wow, what a start! I am lucky to have an ARC copy of this book that I will hopefully be reading this coming week 🙂 I can’t wait! That cover art is GORGEOUS too don’t ya think??

About the Book:

Cornwall was in her blood, and Delia feared she’d never escape its hold.

Cornwall, England, 1811
Blamed for her husband’s death, Cordelia Greythorne fled Cornwall and accepted a governess position to begin a new life. Years later her employer’s unexpected death and his last request to watch over his five children force her to reevaluate. She can’t abandon the children now that they’ve lost both parents, but their new guardian lives at the timeworn Penwythe Hall . . . back on the Cornish coast she tries desperately to forget.

Jac Trethewey is determined to revive Penwythe Hall’s once-flourishing apple orchards, and he’ll stop at nothing to see his struggling estate profitable again. He hasn’t heard from his brother in years, so when his nieces, nephews, and their governess arrive unannounced at Penwythe Hall, he battles both grief of this brother’s death and bewilderment over this sudden responsibility. Jac’s priorities shift as the children take up residence in the ancient halls, but their secretive governess—and the mystery shrouding her past—proves to be a disruption to his carefully laid plans.

Rich with family secrets, lingering danger, and the captivating allure of new love, this first book in the Cornwall Novels series introduces us to the Twethewey family and their search for peace, justice, and love on the Cornish coast.

About the Author:Sarah E. Ladd

Sarah E. Ladd has always loved the Regency period — the clothes, the music, the literature and the art. A college trip to England and Scotland confirmed her interest in the time period and gave her idea of what life would’ve looked like in era. It wasn’t until 2010 that Ladd began writing seriously. Shortly after, Ladd released the first book in the Whispers on the Moors series. Book one of the series, The Heiress of Winterwood, was the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Genesis Award for historical romance. Ladd also has more than ten years of marketing experience. She holds degrees in public relations and marketing and lives in Indiana with her family and spunky Golden Retriever.

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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4 thoughts on “First Line Friday #54

  1. Shanna Stolzfus felt something brush against her hair, just above her left ear. She swatted at it. When she touched flesh, she jumped her attempts to pray forgotten, and raised her head from the steering wheel to see maple-stained fingers, complete with calluses and a small cut.
    A HARVEST OF HEARTS by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  2. Happy Friday!

    Today I am sharing the first two lines from The Highest of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason on my blog: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/03/29/first-line-friday-81/. Currently, I am reading A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer, so I will share a line from that book here.

    “Willie carried two steaming bowls to the scarred table in the corner of the small kitchen.”

    Hope your weekend is a good one. Happy reading! 🙂💚📚

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