First Line Friday — The Premonition at Withers Farm

7 Oct

Happy Friday! I have a great book to share today to kickstart any spooky reading you have planned for October. The Premonition at Withers Farm by Jaime Jo Wright looks to be a shiver-y good read! I started it yesterday (I was able to snag an early copy from NetGalley), but it’s not available for sale until next week. Can you say pre-order?! Get your copy as quick as you can!

Here’s the first line:

When death came to visit, no one ever prepared tea and cookies.

The voices of the past cannot stay silent forever.

In 1910 Michigan, Perliett Van Hilton is a self-proclaimed rural healer, leaving the local doctor convinced she practices quackery. It doesn’t help that her mother is a spiritualist who regularly offers her services to connect the living with their dearly departed. But when Perliett is targeted by a superstitious killer, she must rely on both the local doctor and an intriguing newcomer for assistance.

In the present day, Molly Wasziak’s life has not gone the way she dreamed. Facing depression after several miscarriages, Molly is adapting to her husband’s purchase of a peculiar old farm. A search for a family tree pulls Molly deep into a century-old murder case and a web of deception, all made more mysterious by the disturbing shadows and sounds inside the farmhouse.

Perliett fights for her life, and Molly seeks renewed purpose for hers as she uncovers the records of the dead. Will their voices be heard, or will time forever silence their truths?

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!

6 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Premonition at Withers Farm”

  1. Cindy Davis October 7, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

    LOL, great first line. I can’t wait to read this one! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Paula Shreckhise October 7, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    Premonition is waiting for me after I finish one more book!
    My first line comes from Within These Gilded Halls by Abigail Wilson.
    Southern England, 1819
    Hunting the treasure without me?
    A fascinating book!

  3. Nicole Santana October 7, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

    I’m currently reading Authentically, Izzy by Pepper Basham. It’s super cute!
    “In my psychology class we learned that the best way to deal with sensitive artistic personalities like Eli’s is to ask questions to help them come to their own conclusions. Directness may lead to internal wounds. Or was that about counseling teenagers? Oh well, I’m sure it works for both.”
    Have a great weekend!!!

  4. Mark October 8, 2022 at 2:01 am #

    That is a very good first line. Certainly grabs my interest.

  5. Danielle Grandinetti October 8, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

    I’m looking forward to reading this one! I’m currently re-reading To Treasure an Heiress by Roseanna M White. The first line is: “Prince … or pirate?” Have a great weekend!

  6. Jen@GracetoGrow October 9, 2022 at 9:49 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this one! What a great first line 😊 This week I featured the first line from Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills.

    Have a great week!

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