First Line Friday — Echoes Among The Stones

13 Dec

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring a favorite author — Jaime Jo Wright. Jaime has a new book out, Echoes among The Stones, that will delight those of you who like time slip novels and suspense with some gothic thrown in. I hope to have my review up in the coming weeks, but in the meantime enjoy the first line!

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After Aggie Dunkirk’s career is unceremoniously ended by her own mistakes, she finds herself traveling to Wisconsin, where her grandmother, Mumsie, lives alone in her rambling old home. She didn’t plan for how eccentric Mumsie has become, obsessing over an old, unsolved crime scene — even going so far as to re-create it in the dollhouse.

Mystery seems to follow her when she finds work as a secretary helping to restore the flooded historical part of the cemetery. Forced to work with the cemetery’s puzzling, yet attractive archeologist, she exhumes the past’s secrets and unwittingly uncovers a crime that some will go to any length to keep quiet — even if it means silencing Aggie.

In 1946, Imogene Flannigan works in a local factory and has eyes on owning her own beauty salon. But coming home to discover her younger sister’s body in the attic changes everything. Unfamiliar with the newly burgeoning world of criminal forensics and not particularly welcomed as a woman, Imogene is nonetheless determined to stay involved. As her sister’s case grows cold, Imogene vows to find justice . . . even if it costs her everything.

Daphne du Maurier and Christy Award-Winning author, Jaime Jo Wright resides in the hills of Wisconsin writing suspenseful, mysteries stained with history’s secrets. Jaime lives in dreamland, exists in reality, and invites you to join her adventures at!



8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Echoes Among The Stones”

  1. bellesmoma16 December 13, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first two lines from The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft. This book is SO good. If you love Regency I highly recommend this story. I’m currently on chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:

    “Amelia slept until noon, so exhausted she was from the events of the day and night before.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📖

    • rbclibrary December 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

      Glad you have a good read going!

  2. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) December 13, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’ve heard very good things about Echoes Among The Stones!

    Today I’m sharing the first lines from Courage to See: Daily Inspiration from Great Literature by Greg Garrett and Sabrina Fountain: “When I was a child, I wanted to sleep with my books, something my mom wouldn’t allow because I slept on the top bunk, and she didn’t want them falling down and hitting my sister.”

    • rbclibrary December 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

      Great line!

  3. thebeccafiles December 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm #

    Loved this one!!

    This week on my blog I shared the first lines from the novella collection Sew in Love but I’m currently reading Seconds to Live. I’ll share the first line from chapter 3 here: “In a warm robe, her fingers pink and wrinkled from the hour spent in the tub, Taylor grabbed her phone and studied the missed call.” Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary December 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

      Seconds to Live is next up for me.

  4. Paula Shreckhise December 13, 2019 at 11:29 pm #

    LOve all of Jaimie’s books!

    My first line is from the debut novel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel.

    March 10, 1922 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.

    • rbclibrary December 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

      Coming soon to my TBR pile!

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