First Line Friday — The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

4 Sep

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a long weekend, which means more time to read. Yay! I am headed to my mountain cabin and bringing along The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright. Here is the first line:

Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet  shadow of the night.


The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman”, she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As Pippa’s search leads her to a man seeking justice for his murdered sister and evidence that a serial killer has been haunting the circus train, she must decide if uncovering her roots is worth putting herself directly in the path of the killer.

Present Day

The old circus train depot will either be torn down or preserved for historical importance, and its future rests on real estate project manager Chandler Faulk’s shoulders. As she dives deep into the depot’s history, she’s also balancing a newly diagnosed autoimmune disease and the pressures of single motherhood. When she discovers clues to the unsolved murders of the past, Chandler is pulled into a story far darker and more haunting than even an abandoned train depot could portend.

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Jaime Jo Wright loves to read — and write — fiction with elements of mystery, faith, and romance from her home in Wisconsin. She’s a coffee drinker by day and night, lives in dreamland, and exists in reality.

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9 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus”

  1. carhicks September 4, 2020 at 8:02 am #

    So descriptive, I definitely want to read this one.

  2. Becky September 4, 2020 at 10:57 am #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from ” I’ll be Home” by Toni Shiloh:

    “Starr Lewis hated to return home a failure.”

  3. susandyer1962 September 4, 2020 at 1:50 pm #

    Happy Friday! I love that first line!!

    My first lines come from The Summer House by Lauren K Denton……

    T he morning Worth left, something pulled Lily from her sleep, though at first glance nothing seemed out of place. The light coming through the bedroom window was soft and hazy. Above her the ceiling fan ticked and swayed, and outside a lone bird sang, trying to rouse its friends. Everything else was still and quiet.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!📚💜

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2020 at 7:54 am #

      I listened to this on audiobook at the beginning of the summer. Really enjoyed it.

  4. bellesmoma16 September 4, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

    Happy Friday! On my blog I’m sharing from a non-fiction text called Just Show Up by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn. I’m just beginning chapter 3 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Years ago, the pastor who baptized our daughter was diagnosed with ALS.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

  5. Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh September 4, 2020 at 7:20 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog I shared The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck
    “Well this was a fine mess. Spending the night in Central Booking for instigating a fight at a wedding reception.”

    Have a lovely weekend!💕

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2020 at 7:54 am #

      Great book!

  6. Paula Shreckhise September 5, 2020 at 7:13 pm #

    I picked that book, too. Not very far in because we are moving!
    Almost every first line of each chapter is intriguing!

    • rbclibrary September 7, 2020 at 7:55 am #

      I’ve had family, including our grandchild, this weekend so I’m not far along either. Very good though.

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