First Lines Friday: January 7, 2022

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First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

First Lines:

She’d taken this assignment on a dare. A dare to herself. Unbridled curiosity had driven her, the kind that killed cats. When it was just another promise-of-rain winter day. Another dismal society marriage the Duchess Society was overseeing. Another uninspiring man to investigate.


Do you recognize the lines?

Hint: It’s the first book in a historical romance series.

Still not sure? Here’s another hint: 

It’s written by Tracy Sumner.


The First Lines Friday book is:

The Brazen Bluestocking


About the Book:

Title: The Brazen Bluestocking

Author: Tracy Sumner

Series: The Duchess Society #1

Page Length: 248

Publication Date: Sept. 16, 2021

Publisher: WOLF Publishing

Synopsis: A defiant society outcast.
A forbidding rogue who doesn’t believe in love.
And a passionate wager.

Daughter of an earl, Lady Hildegard Templeton hasn’t conformed to what society expects from a woman of her station. Industrious and unique, she’s created an emboldened organization for women on the cusp of marriage, The Duchess Society. Called a bluestocking to her face and worse behind closed salon doors, she vows to marry for love. And nothing but. Although the emotion has never shown itself to her. Until she meets him.

Bastard son of a viscount and king of London’s sordid streets, Tobias Streeter has spent a lifetime building his empire, and he needs the Duchess Society to find a suitable wife. An asset to expand his worth in society’s eyes. But he vows his search will have nothing to do with love and everything to do with vengeance. Until he meets her.

Soon, Tobias and Hildy’s plans are in turmoil as they choose between expectation, passion, and love.

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon


Giveaway:

Enter to win the first two books in The Duchess Society series!! One US winner will received a signed copy of The Brazen Bluestocking and The Scandalous Vixen, and one International winner will receive the eBooks! Giveaway ends 1/13/2022

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