First Line Friday – The Lady of Galway Manor

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Reading is my SuperPower! It’s time to grab the book you’re reading, and share the first line! I’ve got a good one for you today. Anyone like books set in Ireland!?

I have been away from my weekly posts for far too long! How that I have a sort of schedule down, and am ferociously trying to catch up on my reading for 2022, I’m determined to stay back in the game. Right now I’m reading the latest book by Jennifer Deibel, which came out earlier this month. And I have to say, I happen to love the first line.

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About the Book

First Line Friday – The Lady of Galway ManorThe Lady of Galway Manor
Author Jennifer Deibel
Published by Revell
on February 1, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical, Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
Pages: 336

In 1920, Annabeth De Lacy's father is appointed landlord of Galway Parish in Ireland. Bored without all the trappings of the British Court, Annabeth convinces her father to arrange an apprenticeship for her with the Jennings family--descendants of the creator of the famed Claddagh Ring.

Stephen Jennings longs to do anything other than run his family's jewelry shop. Having had his heart broken, he no longer believes in love and is weary of peddling the "lies" the Claddagh Ring promises.

Meanwhile, as the war for Irish independence gains strength, many locals resent the De Lacys and decide to take things into their own hands to display their displeasure. As events take a dangerous turn for Annabeth and her family, she and Stephen begin to see that perhaps the "other side" isn't quite as barbaric and uncultured as they'd been led to believe--and that the bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty are only made stronger when put through the refiner's fire.

Travel to the Emerald Isle for another poignant and romantic story from the enchanted pen of Jennifer Deibel.

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8 responses to “First Line Friday – The Lady of Galway Manor

  1. Paula Shreckhise

    Loved Jennifer’s book!
    My first line is from Shaped by the Waves by Christina Suzann Nelson:
    The Pacific Ocean licked the heat from her feet.
    Happy reading!

  2. Kay Garrett

    Outside the wind howled around the corner of the house with enough fury to shake windows.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m just beginning Stone by Ronie Kendig so I will share from there.
    “Some days were meant to test a man; others meant to undo him.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!