Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. So today my First Line Friday will be from Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly.
Here is the first line: Emma Cotton stood before the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, marveling at the workmanship required to chisel a replica of the French landmark out of a huge block of ice right in the town square of cozy Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts.
Really intriguing if you ask me!! Here’s more about the book:
Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly
Published: January 2014
Beantown is the backdrop when Emma Cotton and Kelly Grace, the owners of Cotton & Grace quilt design shop in Mystic Harbor, Mass., take on the next suspect who may have been involved in the death of their friend Rose. Vanessa Nelson, now an assistant curator at a prestigious Boston art museum, was one of the last to see Rose alive. Now Vanessa is in trouble with the museum, accused of stealing an exquisite painting and dismissed from her position. She seems like the kind of person accustomed to living on the wrong side of the law. Could she be both a thief and a murderer? Emma and Kelly must go undercover at the museum, hoping to find a link between the theft of a priceless work of art and an unsolved death fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, Emma finds herself in the crosshairs of a conspiracy between her aunt, Dottie Faye Sinclair, and Kelly’s mother, Maeve Quigley, who want to “help” Emma gain the attention of Eric Hart, the handsome doctor Dottie Faye believes is Emma’s soul mate. Thanks to Vanessa Nelson’s underhanded scheming, Emma and Kelly must get to the bottom of the museum heist before they can move forward in their quest to discover the true identity of Rose’s killer. Will that journey once again throw their lives into mortal peril?