First Line Friday – Courting Misfortune

Posted December 11, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 5 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings:

Courting Misfortune (The Joplin Chronicles #1)

Baker Book House | Amazon | Goodreads

‘You want me to work for Jinxy Seaton?’ Calista York dropped her handbag into her desk and reached up to remove her hatpin from her heavy swirl of brown curls.”

My copy of this one JUST came in the mail yesterday. I hope to dig into it very soon. It looks like it’s a promising page-turner 🙂

About the Book:

Calista York needs one more successful case as a Pinkerton operative to secure her job. When she’s assigned to find the kidnapped daughter of a mob boss, she’s sent to the rowdy mining town of Joplin, Missouri, despite having extended family in the area. Will their meddling expose her mission and keep Lila Seaton from being recovered?

When Matthew Cook decided to be a missionary, he never expected to be sent only a short train ride away. While fighting against corruption of all sorts, Matthew hears of a baby raffle being held to raise funds for a children’s home. He’ll do what he can to stop it, but he also wants to stop the reckless Miss York, whose bad judgment consistently seems to be putting her in harm’s way.

Calista doesn’t need the handsome pastor interfering with her investigation, and she can’t let her disguise slip. Her job and the life of a young lady depend on keeping Matthew in the dark.

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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5 responses to “First Line Friday – Courting Misfortune

  1. Kay Garrett

    MacKintyre Sullivan, world-famous crime novelist and former Navy SEAL, had the dark good looks of a movie star, with deep blue eyes, an awesome body, and a sexy smile.
    PREMEDITATED MORTAR by Kate Carlisle
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Thawing the Viscount’s Heart by Mindy Strunk: It’s a really sweet read. Currently I’m reading Night Vision by Susan Sleeman, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Jenna woke in the middle of the night to the sound of the wind buffeting the cabin.”
    Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

  3. Becky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Amish Assassin” by Ashley Emma:

    “What was that? Anna Herschberger stopped walking and looked around the parking lot, reaching for her pepper spray.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    Me too!
    Just got this in the mail yesterday!
    Courting Misfortune by Regina Jennings:
    1898 Chicago
    “You want me to work for Jinxy Seaton? Calista York dropped her handbag onto her desk and reached up to remove her hatpin from her heavy swirl of brown curls.

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