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First Line Friday



“Oh my darling Clarrie, whatever’s the matter?”

Wigmore Stratfield-Whyte stood in the doorway to the nursery, cursing himself to hell for the inept question that just left his lips. Of course he knew what the matter was with his dearest, darling wife. six months, and it was always the same, day in, day out. she had tried to hide it, God bless her, but he knew.

My choice for this week is from Nobody’s Child by Tania Crosse.

This is Kindle freebie another blogger highlighted recently that I thought was too good to pass up.

34874312The boom years immediately after the Great War bring nothing but happiness for wealthy industrialist Wigmore Stratfield-Whyte and his wife Clarissa – until tragedy robs them of their greatest treasure.

Many years later, an horrific fatal accident brings young Meg Chandler, a spirited farmer’s daughter, into their lives. Meg wants nothing to do with them, but Clarissa is drawn irresistibly towards the bereaved girl and will move heaven and earth to help her. Will Meg allow Clarissa into her own shattered life, and can the two share a future happiness together? And will Meg’s new acquaintances bring her the contentment she craves – or seek to destroy her?

Set in the Kent countryside in the years leading up to the Second World War, this compelling saga tingles with drama, tension and an overwhelming sense of love.


What about you, would this first line draw you in?





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