First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

First Line Fridays – Lady Jayne Disappears

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First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

Happy Friday!! Today’s featured book is the kind of book I love to read this time of year – British manors with secrets, spooky relatives with secrets, a heroine with secrets, a hero with … well, you get the idea.

I had the privilege of meeting the author at CFRR in August and she is just plain adorable.

Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano

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London, England, 1861

“Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”

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32 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Lady Jayne Disappears

  1. This is one I still haven’t found the time to read yet, but I really want to!

    I’m featuring Sarah Monzon’s upcoming release, ‘The Esther Paradigm’ on my blog this week, but here I will share the first line of Irma Joubert’s ‘The Crooked Path’:

    Lettie and Annabel had been friends for as long as they could remember.

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

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  2. “It wasn’t too hot for 10:00pm in the middle of May unless you were about to climb over the ledge of a fourteen story building in downtown Memphis.

    – Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley

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  3. SQUEEEEE!!!! I’m waiting for Lady Jane to arrive from my Goodreads win!

    “Sir? I think you need to hear this”. – Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

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  4. Ahhh!!!! I want to read this so bad!

    I’m featuring Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh on my blog, but I’m currently reading a non-fiction book called She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju so I’ll use that today.

    Part 1:
    From Problems to Faith
    When it comes to dating and marriage, what problems do you face as a single woman?

    Happy Friday!!

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  5. This book was such a pleasant surprise for me. I think it helped I didn’t know exactly what to expect.

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

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  6. Well the first line, the book cover and your intro made me investigate this one. It’s now on my ever rapidly expanding list. Thanks.

    David Penny’s historical mystery The Red Hill is what i’m reading right now:
    “Three men lay tumbled in the bed of the cart but only one of them would live.”

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  7. Joanna really is adorable! I love her!

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice by Angie Dicken

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  8. I love that first line. 🙂 Happy Friday! I’m featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund’s Love Unexpected here. “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”


  9. I just bought this book. Hope to read it soon!

    Today, I am featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

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  10. This book is So alluring!!! Gonna have to read someday!

    I’m sharing two first lines on my blog (because I’m featuring a dual-novella book), but for commenting, my first line comes from the book I’m currently reading: “Giver of Wonder” by Roseanna White.
    “She would die today, one way or another.”

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  11. Afternoon!
    I have not read Lady Jayne Disappears or anything by Joanna Davidson Politano, yet. I have it on my looong TBR list.

    My first line is from The Dishonorable Miss DeLacey by Carolyn Miller (which I just got and hope to read it soon).

    Brighton Cliffs, England April 1845
    “The honorable Clara DeLacey stood atop the chalky cliffs.”
    Blessings, Tina

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  12. My first line is from The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell:

    “An eerie foreboding had jolted me from my sleep this morning, vexing my spirit – the kind of vexing that made me want to cower under my covers and stay in bed.”


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