Friday, October 13, 2017

First Line Fridays


I read and review The Elusive Miss Ellison last year, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Carolyn Miller.  I can't wait to purchase her new book in this lovely series, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, which comes out later this month.  For this week though, I wanted to highlight the second book in the series, The Captivating Lady Charlotte.  Obviously, I love reading a myriad of genres, but it is so nice when you can continue a book you loved within the pages of a series.  Do you enjoy reading series?  How long is too long for a series or does it matter?  I suppose one of the longest series of books I can of is the Mandie collection by Lois Gladys Leppard.  If you have any young readers in your life who enjoy mysteries, I highly recommend these books.  They have even made a few films based on her books.  Happy reading!  

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from: 

  The Captivating Lady Charlotte
by Carolyn Miller  



And the first line is...

St. James Palace, London 
April 1814

"The room glimmered with a thousand points of sparkling light, the bright glow from the enormous crystal-dropped chandelier glinting off heavily beaded gowns, ornate mirrors, and the desperation shining in dozens of pairs of eyes."  

Happy Friday and happy reading!  


Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books  to see who else is participating! 







23 comments:

  1. That sure sets the scene! I'm looking forward to being able to read these books!

    The first line on my blog this week is from Toni Shiloh's latest book 'Returning Home'. I'll share with you here a book that I just started reading last night.

    June 1811
    A London lady never sallied forth unchaperoned. Least of all to a place with the reputation of Vauxhall Gardens. -- First Comes Marriage by Amanda Barratt
    The Regency Brides Collection

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    1. I know--I love all the imagery in this first line. :) This book by Amanda Barratt looks lovely. I will have to check it out. Happy Monday!

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  2. Love it! I seriously need to read this series. I have the first two waiting for me on my Kindle.

    I'm featuring Lu. by Beth Troy on my blog today, but here I shall share the book I'm currently reading.

    "They rode in silence, the murmur of Alex's expensive late-model white SUV lulling Astrid into drowsiness."
    -Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

    Happy Weekend!

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    1. I highly recommend this series. :) Happy Monday!

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  3. I'm planning a series binge very soon! YAY!

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    1. Beth, I need a series binge too!

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    2. Sounds like a wonderful plan Beth! Happy Monday!

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  4. I haven't read any of Carolyn's books yet but I want to! Perhaps I'll start when #3 comes out.

    I shared the first line of April McGowan's Hold the Light today.

    Here's the first line of the book I just finished reading:

    "How can I help?"
    from The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

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    1. I have three of Reay's books on my Kindle--can't wait to read them. Happy Monday!

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  5. This is one that's on my to-be-read library. Sounds captivating. The book I'm featuring on my blog is Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan. However, the book I will share here is Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy. "The bullet spit dirt up in Gage Coulter's eyes, and he didn't even flinch."

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    1. That line is a perfect example of show don't tell. Brilliant! Happy Monday!

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  6. Beautiful cover! Happy Friday!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the cover too. Thanks for sharing, Heather. This one is new to me. :)

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    1. You're welcome Savanna! I highly recommend this series. Happy Monday friend!

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  8. I'm with Beth! I see a "series binge" in my future! LOL Happy Friday!

    Wednesday,September 2, 1987

    Mike Dolan was snoring when the telephone rang. Fly Away by Lynn Austin

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    1. I think a series binge sounds like a lovely idea. :) Happy Monday!

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  9. I have this book on my kindle along with book 1. I need to do a "series binge" with the others.

    I am currently reading Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan. The first line is: “You can’t call that a settlement offer.”

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    1. Great suspense line. I agree with the others too--there are several series I would like to read right now. Happy Monday!

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  10. Great first line, and a beautiful cover. Regency romance is one of my favourite genres. Another is contemporary romance with comedy, which is why I'm sharing from The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner on my blog.

    Another funny writer is Krista Phillips. I'm currently reading The Engagement Plot. Here's the first line:

    Hanna Knight clicked the Power button on the radio as she inched the Dodge Ram pickup down the snow-covered highway. Embarrass, Minnesota, was only a few miles farther.

    Embarrass as a place name? Funny, and weird.

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    1. Regency romance is one of my favorite genres too Iola! That is a random town name. :) Happy Monday!

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  11. Sorry that I didn't get this posted on Friday. I want to share the first line from the first chapter instead of from the prologue: (This is a REALLY fun book to read!)

    A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese:

    “I jiggled the locked doorknob again and wished, not for the first time, that it was legal to use tranquilizer darts on adolescent boys.”

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    1. No worries Becky--as you can see, I'm just now replying to comments. This does look like a fun book to read! Happy Monday!

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