First Line Friday — On The Cliffs of Foxglove Manor

4 Jun

Happy Friday! I am ready for another great weekend read. How about you? I’m headed to our mountain cabin and taking along On The Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright. I’ve already started this novel and know I’m in for a shivery good time!

Here’s the first line:

He had ruined death for her, and the hope of it.


Adria Fontaine has been sent to recover goods her father pirated on the Great Lakes during the war. But when she arrives at Foxglove Manor–a stone house on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior–Adria senses wickedness hovering over the property. The mistress of Foxglove is an eccentric and seemingly cruel old woman who has filled her house with dangerous secrets, ones that may cost Adria her life. 

Present day. 

Kailey Gibson is a new nurse’s aide at a senior home in a renovated old stone manor. Kidnapped as a child, she has nothing but locked-up memories of secrets and death, overshadowed by the chilling promise from her abductors that they would return. When the residents of Foxglove start sharing stories of whispers in the night, hidden treasure, and a love willing to kill, it becomes clear this home is far from a haven. She’ll have to risk it all to banish the past’s demons, including her own.

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.

5 Responses to “First Line Friday — On The Cliffs of Foxglove Manor”

  1. Today, I’m sharing the first line from Come Back to Me by Jody Hedlund. “Your father is in a coma.”

  2. Paula Shreckhise June 5, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

    I loved Foxglove Manor!

    My first line is from:
    Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart
    Everybody thought Tansy Calhoun was heartbroken after Jeremy Simpson threw her over for Jolene Hoskins.

  3. Cindy Davis June 5, 2021 at 3:54 pm #

    I hope to read this book soon! My first line is: She’d Run Away.

    Rather than face him at the altar, she had taken her lady’s maid, ordered a carriage and run away.
    From All Arranged by Meredith Resce.

  4. Carla June 6, 2021 at 11:20 am #

    Sounds very interesting.

  5. Nicole Santana June 11, 2021 at 10:07 pm #

    I’m just starting The Songstress by Lori Bates Wright so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “President and Mrs. Lincoln finally arrived.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

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