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First Line Friday: The Princess and the P.I.

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Hello, reader friends!!! After spending a few days in a camper last week, it feels pretty silly to complain of cabin fever after just a few days of rain but boy, I’m getting there! Not that I necessarily want to get out but I miss the quiet and slower pace and simple ease of being together that somehow gets trampled by the everyday work, chores, and squabbles.

Some folks go-go-go when they camp but we slow down to rest and be refreshed and I’m ready to go again! What is your peaceful retreat, reader friends? How do you unwind and reconnect with your loved ones?


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The Princess and the P.I. by Angela Ruth Strong

The Princess and the P.I. by Angela Ruth Strong

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Jacqueline James always knew that one day her prince would come, but today?


I selected this story during a Kindle Unlimited trial because the cover captured my attention and I’ve read and enjoyed a few of the author’s previous works. This story exceeded my expectations with its exotic locations, authentic characters, exciting plot, and satisfying happily ever after! The Princess and the P.I. is a delightful adventure and I highly recommend it!

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24 thoughts on “First Line Friday: The Princess and the P.I.”

  1. Well, it’s not camping! Lol! I’m so not a camper… Just an afternoon of being together, playing board games or whatever, is good for me. Pretty much anything else takes too much organisation to be relaxing!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘A Solace of Water’ by Elizabeth Byler Younts this week, but as Ronie Kendig has just released the new and revised edition of Wolfsbane (one of my all-time favourite books!) I’m going to share the first line of that here:

    Blood dripped into his left eye.


    1. My mother has ruined me for all board games, we used to play them all the time. I still enjoy UNO though! Having our own camper has made the organization aspect much easier, our first trip in it was the best ever in my opinion.

      Ronie is really great at those first lines, isn’t she?!!!


  2. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston……

    Allen Lambert rolled onto his side and yawned. His eyes blinked open , and his large but dark bedroom came into clear focus. The green numerals on his battery-operated digital clock read 2: 12. What had awakened him so early?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!????????


  3. I’ll have to check out this book (and hope it comes in paperback). I was having a craving this week for a princess/security guard book! I hope you have a nice weekend!


    May 1, 1815

    We observed the first of May as we always did. – The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

    Happy Friday, Beth! 🙂


  5. Don’t you love finding great reads through KU?

    More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer is on my reading agenda this weekend, so I’ll share the first lines from that: 1879–Fannin County, TX
    “Don’t lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I’m sure we’ll find good homes for each of you.”

    Have a fabulous weekend!


  6. Over on my blog I’m featuring the first line from Tara Johnson’s “Engraved on the Heart”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 14.
    “Keziah wrapped the cloak around her shoulders and eased her bedroom door open, wincing at the gentle creak that echoed down the dark hallway.”

    Do be sure to drop by my blog page and enter the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. Prologue
    Bruce fumbled behind his ears, adjusted the elastic band necessary to hold his Santa Claus beard in place. His salt-and-pepper hair was mostly white around temples, the only places not covered by a traditional Santa hat, so he fit the part well.
    By Beth Wiseman


  8. The Princess & the P.I. is a fun book to read! Happy Friday! My first line is from Mail-Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark:

    “Garret Stevenson kicked the snow off his boots, climbed the steps to the roofed platform of the Union Pacific Railroad station and stopped.”


  9. That does sound like a fun read! Living in the Pacific NW, I know what it feels like to just need the rain to stop…

    One of my current reads is A Proposal to Die For, the first Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery by Vivian Conroy:

    ‘Marry me.’ The whispered words reached Lady Alkene Callender’s ears just as she was reaching for the gold lighter on the mantelpiece to relight the cigarette in her ivory holder.

    Have a great weekend!


  10. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Tessa Afshar’s upcoming novel, Thief of Corinth, due out in July. Here I will post the first line from the novel I’m about to begin, This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller.

    November, 1852
    Canadian Rocky Mountains

    “I am the luckiest man alive.”

    Makes you want to read to find out why he’s the luckiest man alive, huh?! Lol! ????


  11. Ooh, I am adding this to my TBR. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing, Beth!

    I’m sharing about “No One Ever Asked” by Katie Ganshert on the blog, but I’m currently reading, “The Weaver’s Daughter” by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Alarm’s menacing sting picked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!


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