First Line Friday — Every Word Unsaid

17 Dec

Happy Friday! Christmas is fast approaching — do you have everything done? I have finished my shopping, wrapping, and have moved on to baking. I am also traveling a bit, so I don’t have a lot of time to accomplish anything else. But . . . I am definitely going to make time to read! 😉 Next up is Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy. I loved her first two books and can’t wait to dive into this one. Look for my review hopefully before the new year.

Meanwhile, here is the first line:

Nothing brought Augusta Constance Travers more joy than slipping away.

Augusta Travers has spent the last three years avoiding the stifling expectations of New York society and her family’s constant disappointment. As the nation’s most fearless–and reviled–columnist, Gussie travels the country with her Kodak camera and spins stories for women unable to leave hearth and home. But when her adventurous nature lands her in the middle of a scandal, an opportunity to leave America offers the perfect escape. 

Arriving in India, she expects only a nice visit with childhood friends, siblings Catherine and Gabriel, and escapades that will further her career. Instead, she finds herself facing a plague epidemic, confusion over Gabriel’s sudden appeal, and the realization that what she wants from life is changing. But slowing down means facing all the hurts of her past that she’s long been trying to outrun. And that may be an undertaking too great even for her. 

Kimberly Duffy is a Long Island native currently living in Southwest Ohio. When she’s not homeschooling her four kids, she writes historical fiction that takes readers back in time and across oceans. Her books feature ahead-of-their-time heroines, evocative settings, and real-life faith. Kimberly loves trips that require a passport, recipe books, and practicing kissing scenes with her husband of 20 years. He doesn’t mind. 

3 Responses to “First Line Friday — Every Word Unsaid”

  1. Cindy Davis December 17, 2021 at 8:57 am #

    I am hearing a lot about this book! I hope you enjoy it! I have finished the shopping, most of the wrapping, and will be baking this weekend. We have a Church dinner Sunday after Church, then hosting our youth group for our annual Christmas party that evening, and Christmas with my husband’s family Monday at lunchtime. Tis’ the season 🙂 Happy Friday!

    • rbclibrary December 17, 2021 at 10:29 am #

      Busy, busy!

  2. Paula Shreckhise December 18, 2021 at 12:29 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to read Kim’s book!

    My first line comes from Proposing Mischief by Regina Jennings
    “When I told Pa I wanted to go to town, I didn’t mean the feed store.”

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