First Line Friday (#3) – Whispers From the Shadows



Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I’m highlighting in my January TBR pile,  the third book from The Culper Ring Series.

This week’s book selection is: Whispers from the Shadows by Roseanna M. White




London, England

April 1814

The servants hefting her trunks onto the carriage might as well have been loading her coffin.

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About Whispers from the Shadows



1814—England and America are again at war.  Sudden and implacable treachery causes Gwyneth Fairchild’s world to crumble in a moment’s time.  The daughter of a British general, she barely saves her life by fleeing London aboard a ship bound for America.  Her goal is to find refuge with the Lane family in Maryland.  Yet after meeting the Lanes’ son, Thaddeus, Gwyn wonders how safe she is.  For she discovers that this family trades in a dangerous commodity—espionage.

Thad Lane is a prominent citizen in the city of Baltimore.  He has the ear of everyone, and he is in a unique position to pass on to leaders of government exactly what he hears.  Not long after the beautiful and British Gwyneth Fairchild finds safe haven in his community, he experiences the tug of love, though he fears it may blur lines of loyalty.  With family playing the part of enemies and enemies proving themselves friends, a future with Gwyn is more than uncertain—it could be life threatening.

In the end with the British advancing relentlessly on Baltimore, Thad and Gwyn have to trust in their shared faith in God to be a shield about them.  To give them a future and a hope.


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1 Comment

  1. I love Roseanna White stories!

    My first line is from Collateral Damage by Lynette Eason:
    Forward Operating Base camp Charles. Afghanistan, September
    Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong


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