First Line Friday – Undercurrent of Secrets

Posted September 24, 2021 by thebeccafiles in / 3 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is my current read, Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel. I’m currently about halfway through and fully enjoying it!


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Some engagements end in happily ever afters, and some just end… on social media.

About the Book:

Two women, a century apart, are bound by a haunting secret aboard a legendary steamboat.

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s.

A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.


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3 responses to “First Line Friday – Undercurrent of Secrets

  1. Loved Undercurrent of Secrets!

    My first line is from a wonderful book by Joanna Politano: A Midnight Dance.
    Covent Garden, London m 1833
    He was so very BLUE. That was all my scattered mind could gather as he sailed past the window of Craven Street Theatre. Blue and sparkling under the glow of street lamps that shone down the alley.

  2. I’m currently reading The Girl in the Painting by Tea Cooper. It’s really good! Highly recommend it. I’m just beginning chapter 18, so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “Elizabeth rested her shoulder against the doorjamb, raising her hand and waving at the shouted greetings of the children as they paraded down the road.”
    Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

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