FIRST LINE FRIDAY — Lady Jayne Disappears

I am so excited today to be joining some wonderful reading and blogging friends for “First Line Fridays”. In case you’re new to this like I am, here’s the scoop… Simply, grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. That’s it! πŸ™‚

You all know how much I love books and I know you do too. What better way to celebrate great stories than by giving a shout out to what we’re reading, right? So here we go…

The newly-released book I’m excited to feature today is Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. I loved meeting Joanna at the recent ACFW. I also interviewed her on the blog recently and her book is next up on my TBR list!Β  (Watch for a review in coming weeks.)

And the first line is:

London, England, 1861

“Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathaniel Droll?”


Find “Lady Jayne Disappears” on

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads


Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

Happy Friday, my friends!!

27 comments on “FIRST LINE FRIDAY — Lady Jayne Disappears
  1. Heather says:

    Welcome to First Line Fridays Savanna!! I’m so happy you could join in on the fun! πŸ™‚ I have seen this book floating around the internet, and it looks really interesting–another book to add to my Amazon wish list. πŸ™‚ Happy Friday!

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi dear friend! Thank YOU for inviting me to participate. Yes, definitely add this one to your list. Everyone is singing its praises. I can’t wait to start it this week. πŸ™‚

  2. Welcome to the FLF gang Savanna! This book is floating around everywhere on the internet and I want to read this so bad. Looks like it’s getting moved up on the TBR haha.

    I’m sharing about “Witness Protection” by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here.

    “All of the stories have been written, including mine.”
    Lu. by Beth Troy

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Rebecca! It’s so nice to meet you. I love the first line you included. Talk about a great hook. πŸ™‚ Now I’m gonna have to go find the book.

  3. Anneliese says:

    I’ve joined the FLF fun and featured a book on my blog, but I will feature a different one here: After A Fashion by Jen Turano. I haven’t started it yet, but it’s next on my list of books to read. “Miss Peabody, I do so hate to interrupt your work, but an urgent message has just arrived that requires immediate attention.”

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Anneliese! (love your name, btw!) So glad you stopped by. I’ve heard so many good things about Jen’s books. I really need to read them soon. πŸ˜‰

  4. Trisha says:

    Welcome to FLF! Great minds think alike as I’m featuring this book today too! Such a fantastic book!

  5. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday!!! My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:

    “Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine.”

  6. Sarah says:

    Welcome to the fun, have a great weekend!

  7. This is my first week with FLF, too!!! I shared the first line from All This Time on my blog (, but here’s the first line from the book I’m currently reading: “Beth Whitaker hated flowers.” – Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Yay, Courtney! Guess we’ll figure this out together, right? I’m really excited to be a part of it. πŸ™‚ I LOVED Melissa Tagg’s new book and I love the first line you shared too. How fun!

  8. I’m so excited to see Lady Jayne getting lots of love! And thrilled that you’ve joined us, Savanna!

    Here’s the first line of the book currently closest to me – “Someone had left the front door open.” – Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Carrie! Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I love FLF already! πŸ™‚ And yes, I love seeing the word spread for Joanna’s wonderful book.

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your first line too. I need to check that one out soon!

  9. MS Barb says:

    There was a bounty on Darcy St. James’s life, & in the world where she had once worked, having someone come after her was still more likely than not. “True Honor” by Dee Henderson

  10. Definitely want to read this book!

    I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

    Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

    β€œDid I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. β€œMy parents are gone?”

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      Hi Nicole! I’m so happy you stopped by and shared your first lines with us. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to check that book out. An Inconvenient Beauty is also already on my TBR list. πŸ™‚ Happy Reading!

  11. Sarah B. says:

    I’m reading “Daring to Hope” by Katie Davis Majors and the first line is: “My kitchen is painted yellow. Because yellow is the color of sunshine and of joy and because yellow is my favorite.”
    I’ve never heard of First Line Fridays, but I love it! I may have to join in! πŸ™‚

  12. Rachel Dixon says:

    Words can’t even express how much I love this book! So glad you are joining FLF!

  13. Iola says:

    Welcome to First Line Friday! It’s great to meet you πŸ™‚

    I’m sharing from Where We Belong by Lynn Austen on my blog, but I’m currently reading Cardiac Event by Dr. Richard Mabry. Here’s the first line:

    Dr. Cliff Hamilton watched the bright green lines of the EKG dance across the monitor screen.

    I’m finding Cardiac Event is perhaps more medical murder mystery than thriller, but there is plenty of suspense and I’m enjoying it. I’ll post a full review on my website next week.

    • Savanna Savanna says:

      That sounds so intriguing, Iola! Thanks for sharing. It’s great to meet you too. I’ve heard a lot about Lynn Austin’s books as well. I soooo need to check them out. πŸ™‚

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