First Line Friday | As Dawn Breaks

First Line Friday, Writing Spot

Welcome to First Line Friday!
Today I’m featuring

As Dawn Breaks by Kate Breslin.

Amid the Great War in 1918 England, munitions worker Rosalind Graham is desperate to escape the arranged marriage being forced on her by her ruthless guardian and instead follow her own course. When the Chilwell factory explodes, killing hundreds of unidentified workers, Rose realizes the world believes she perished in the disaster. Seizing the chance to escape, she risks all and assumes a new identity, taking a supervisory position in Gretna, Scotland, as Miss Tilly Lockhart.

RAF Captain Alex Baird is returning home to Gretna on a secret mission to uncover the saboteur suspected in the Chilwell explosion, as Gretna’s factory is likely next. Fearing for his family’s safety, he’s also haunted by guilt after failing to protect his brother. Alex is surprised to discover a young woman, Miss Lockhart, renting his boyhood room, but the two eventually bond over their mutual affection for his family–until Alex receives orders to surveil her.

Rose squirms beneath Alex’s scrutiny while she struggles to gain her workers’ respect. But when her deception turns to danger, she and Alex must find a way to put their painful pasts behind them and together try to safeguard the future.

From Goodreads

[Graphic Text]: Aylesbury Prison, Buckinghamshire, England, Early March 1918 — Only by searching the bowels of hell would he find the devil.

Now it’s your turn. Pull out the book beside you and tell us the first line.

First Line Friday is hosted by Reading is my Super Power.

10 thoughts on “First Line Friday | As Dawn Breaks

  1. Sounds like a really interesting read! I like second chance at happiness themes like this one – although they never quite go as planned, do they?

  2. I loved Katie’s book!

    My first line this week is from The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel

    September 28, 1923. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Snapping wind yanked at the letter in myhand, and my fingers tightened, the crisp edge biting into my palm.

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Constant Hope by Naomi Rawlings. So far, it’s pretty excellent!
    “‘The second largest…’ Keely’s voice trailed off.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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