Friday, June 23, 2017

First Line Fridays

It's Friday again, and as we approach the end of the month, I wanted to showcase the book I have been reading this week.  It's lovely, because it is set in England--you all know how much I love books set in England--and the time period for this particular text is the 19th century.  I'm a little over halfway through Delamere's novel, and I already recommend picking up this book.  If you need a new book to get you through all this rainy weather, I have no doubt you will find comfort in the pages of this lovely story, which is set amidst the streets of London and its theatrical debuts.

As you learn more about the main character, Rosalyn, it becomes easy to follow her and her two sisters around, as they learn how to unravel the complexities in their lives.  Of course, other characters...Nate, Mary, Jessie, Martha, and Tony...will touch your heart and cause you to be on your guard, while you discover more about these individuals who lived during this transitional time in modern England.

As always, please be sure to check out the book lines from these other amazing bloggers too:  

Sydney from Singing Librarian
Rachel from Bookworm Mama
Andie from Radiant Light
Katie from Fiction Aficionado
Kathleen from Kathleen Denly
Lauraine from Lauraine's Notes 
Trisha from Joy of Reading
  Jane from C Jane Read  
Christina from Moments Dipped in Ink 
Molly from Cafinated Reads
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​Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!

Today I am going to post a line from:

The Captain's Daughter 
by Jennifer Delamere

And the first line is...

Six Years Later 
October 1879

"Rosalyn crouched as low as her sturdy walking gown would allow, hiding behind the hedgerow.  When she'd left the orphanage to begin her life as an adult, she'd anticipated some hard times.  But never could she have imagined herself in the predicament she faced now."  

Happy reading and happy Friday!  


  1. I just finished reading this one too! Such a great setting!

    I have the first line from Kara Isaac's AMAZING new release "Then There Was You" on my blog, but the first line I'm sharing here is from Kara Swanson's recent release, "The Girl Who Could See". (It must be a Kara kind of day!)

    "On television crime shows, they never tell you how cold it is."

    1. I'm almost finished with Delamere's book, and I absolutely love it! And I love that first line. I enjoy watching certain crime shows...I suppose it is synonymous with my love of mysteries. So, this is quite an interesting first line...what does the cold have to do with the plot? Is the the character referring to the weather or to the cold, chilly setting of something that has just terribly gone wrong?

  2. Nice!

    I'm sharing from a book I just finished a couple days ago, Mistakenly Married by Victorine Lieske: "Penny wrung her hands and walked to the back of the room."

    1. I love it when I can visualize a particular scene or in this case a particular line from a novel. Happy Friday!

  3. I'm excited to read this series!

    Suzie shivered at Carson Snotte's words, not the March air with its hint of lingering winter. Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

  4. I love the cover and look forward to reading the book!

    My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter: "There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks."

    1. It's a wonderful book...let me know what you think! :) Happy Friday!

  5. That sounds like a fascinating read! Love the setting!

    I'll share the first line of the book I got in the mail yesterday: "Heart on the Line" by Karen Witemeyer! This will be my first to read of hers...
    "The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest."

    1. I love bookmail! I have a couple of Witemeyer's books that I still need to read. Let me know what you think of Heart on the sounds really interesting. Happy Friday!

  6. I'll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry's new book "So Pure a Heart".
    "Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak."

  7. I'm finishing up this one for review. This is the first book I've read of Ms. Delamere and I'm really enjoying it!
    Happy Friday!

  8. I'm adding this book to my wishlist!
    Here's my first line, from a book I finally got to read from my TBR list.
    The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention.
    First line from: Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

  9. I've seen some great reviews on for that book! Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze it in!

    1. I just finished it, and it was a wonderful read! I hope you can read it soon! Happy Saturday! :)