TGIF, everyone! First Line Fridays is a fun way to share from books on your TBR.
Today my first line is from a book I am currently reading:
Presentation day. Finally, Kick thought as soon as she opened her eyes that morning. This is it, she kept thinking, her heart pounding. This is it.
I have been enthralled with the Kennedys my entire life. Several months ago, I listened to Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter. While listening to that nonfiction book, when Kick was mentioned, I wondered why I didn’t know more about her. Shortly thereafter, I found out this book was being published. I’ll be participating in a blog tour for it next week and hosting a giveaway, so please stay tuned for my review!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America’s greatest political dynasties.
London, 1938. The effervescent “It girl” of London society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy moves in rarified circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the 20th century’s most powerful figures. Eager to escape the watchful eye of her strict mother, Rose, the antics of her older brothers, Jack and Joe, and the erratic behavior of her sister Rosemary, Kick is ready to strike out on her own and is soon swept off her feet by Billy Hartington, the future Duke of Devonshire. But their love is forbidden, as Kick’s devout Catholic family and Billy’s staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match. When war breaks like a tidal wave across her world, Billy is ripped from her arms as the Kennedys are forced to return to the States. Kick gets work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie–with family or with love . . .
Please share with me the first line(s) of the book you are currently reading! I would love to read it! Have you read The Kennedy Debutante, or do you plan to? Happy Friday reading! ~ Jennifer THR