Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you’re reading.
Today’s beginning is from Naughty in Nice, A Royal Spyness Mystery, by Rhys Bowen. For any of you who have not read any of this series the main character is Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, daughter of the second Duke of Glen Garry and Rannoch and thirty fourth in line to the throne of England. The books are set in the 1930’s. All that means is that she has no money and is not allowed to work. Here is the beginning of Naughty in Nice.
“The Riviera had never looked more inviting. The sun sparkled on a sea of deepest blue.”
Just a small spoiler. In the next paragraph we find that Georgiana is looking at a poster of the Riviera while working in a soup kitchen in Victoria Station. This is a really fun series that includes real people from the era with fictional characters who solve mysteries.