First Lines Friday!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

Hi! If you’ve been following me for a while you know that romance isn’t really a genre I tend to lean towards, but there is one author whos books are insta-buys for me, and I thought I would use this chance to maybe entice some of you to try her books!

Janey Sinclair, peering out of her bedroom window overlooking Trezale’s picturesque high-street, was embarrassed. She’d had 26 years in which to get used to being shown up by her younger sister but it still happened. What was really unfair, she thought sleepily, was the fact that none of it seemed to faze maxine.

“Shhh,” She hissed, praying that none of her neighbours were yet awake. “Wait there, I’m coming down.”

“Bring your purse!” Yelled Maxine, who didn’t care about the neighbours. “I need twenty pounds.”

What Maxine really needed, Janey decided, was strangling.

These books have had me in stitches multiple times and also in tears. Are you ready to find out what it is?

This book is so good! If you love reading and you love romcom’s then I would highly recommend you pick up any of Jills books ( but I can definitely give you some recommendations if you want any.) Filled to the brim with witty characters, written in settings you will want to visit as soon as you are finished, equally heartbreaking and hilarious, I cannot recommend them enough.


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  1. Ooh I love reading Jill Mansell 😀 I have a few on my shelf and they’re great go-to reads when I’m in a romcom mood. I haven’t read this one yet but I’d like to. Awesome post Becky!! Jen

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