First Line Friday – The Curator’s Daughter

Posted September 17, 2021 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 5 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m sharing this week is my current read. It’s The Curator’s Daughter by Melanie Dobson. I’m about halfway through right now and it’s soo soo good!


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The moon gazed across Eagle Lake through a veil of mist, watching over this valley of lofty white pines and locked gates that welcomed only those with the purest of blood.

As I was looking up the links to paste here I discovered that this one is currently on sale at Amazon for only $1.99 for the ebook! Perfect time to snag a copy if you don’t already! 🙂 (Link is above–double check price before checking out 😉 )

About the Book:

A young girl, kidnapped on the eve of World War II, changes the lives of a German archaeologist forced into the Nazi Party and–decades later–a researcher trying to overcome her own trauma.

1940. Hanna Tillich cherishes her work as an archaeologist for the Third Reich, searching for the Holy Grail and other artifacts to bolster evidence of a master Aryan race. But when she is reassigned to work as a museum curator in Nuremberg, then forced to marry an SS officer and adopt a young girl, Hanna begins to see behind the Nazi facade. A prayer labyrinth becomes a storehouse for Hanna’s secrets, but as she comes to love Lilly as her own daughter, she fears that what she’s hiding–and what she begins to uncover–could put them both in mortal danger.

Eighty years later, Ember Ellis is a Holocaust researcher intent on confronting hatred toward the Jewish people and other minorities. She reconnects with a former teacher on Martha’s Vineyard after she learns that Mrs. Kiehl’s mother once worked with the Nazi Ahnenerbe. And yet, Mrs. Kiehl describes her mother as “a friend to the Jewish people.” Wondering how both could be true, Ember helps Mrs. Kiehl regain her fractured childhood memories of World War II while at the same time confronting the heartache of her own secret past–and the person who wants to silence Ember forever.

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 – The Curator’s Daughter

  1. Happy Friday! That’s such a pretty cover!

    I’m starting the novella collection Always a Wedding Planner and the first line of the first story, Finally a Sweetheart by Toni Shiloh, is: “The musical strands of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 filled the air as Felicity Edwards carefully piped intricate scrolls on the future Schwartzes’ wedding cake.”

    My FLF post features A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano:

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My copy of The Curator’s Daughter is staring at me from my shelf, hoping it’s next in line.
    My first line is from another fantastic book Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    September. Louisville, Kentucky
    Some engagements end In happily ever afters, and some just end…on social media.

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