It's the end of another week, which means it is time for First Line Friday! :) Before I get into that though, I wanted to ask--how are all of you doing? I hope that each of you have had a lovely week. For this week, I want to look at an older work from an author that just published a new book. Jennifer Delamere's new book, The Heart's Appeal, debuted a few weeks ago, and because I loved The Captain's Daughter, I know this book will be equally wonderful. However, I wanted to highlight another book of hers that is entitled A Bride for the Season. I love the cover--even though it is not set during the Civil War era, the cover has a Gone With the Wind quality to it. :) This book is also part of the Love's Grace series, so don't forget to check out the other two books in the collection. 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:
A Bride for the Season
by Jennifer Delamere
And the first line is...
"James Simpson sent a smile and a wink across the ballroom to Miss Emily Cardington and was pleased, as he always was, to see her reaction."
Happy reading and happy Friday!
Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!
That's definitely a first line that makes me want to read more!ReplyDelete
I'm sharing the first line of the latest novel from James L Rubart, The Man He Never Was on my blog.
I'm currently reading The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon, a modern marriage of convenience story based on the Book of Esther. Here's the first line of the Prologue:
Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest.
I completely agree! Happy Friday Iola!Delete
Last November I had a nightmare. - The House at Riverton by Kate MortonReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! How long ago was November? What was the nightmare? Intrigue! Happy Friday Caryl!Delete
Oh, I love that first line - It has a slightly flirty-yet-proper feeling to it!ReplyDelete
Right now, I'm reading The Cottage by Michael Phillips. Here's the first line:
"The letter two weeks before had been brief. Less than half a page. Yet in an instant it had turned her life upside down."
Happy Friday, Heather ~ Coming over to your blog always feels like I stepped into a pretty tea-room! <3
The days of letter writing...so lovely. :) Thank you for the kind compliment Alicia--that made my day! Happy Friday!Delete
Happy Friday! Great first line Heather! It makes me want to read more!😀ReplyDelete
My first lines come from a book im reading now, Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.
My husband is leaving me. The thought , the reality, presses against my throat as I stand outside and take in the view from the back patio of our home.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!😁
I'm so happy to hear that Susan! Happy Friday!Delete
That is a great first line! Now I want to know what her reaction was. Did she blush and smile? Did she glare at him? Hmmm....ReplyDelete
Great questions...alas, they can only be answered by reading the book. :) Happy Friday Trisha!Delete
Sounds like a fun book. The first line is great!ReplyDelete
Today over at my blog, I am sharing the first line from the novel An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer. Here, I will share the first line from Janet Ferguson's novel Leaving Oxford.
"Baby steps. Sarah Beth LeClair forced one foot in front of the other and willed herself to soak in the new life bursting around her on the University of Mississippi campus."
This book is on my TBR. I know this character is referencing Oxford, Mississippi, but whenever I hear the word Oxford, I always think of Oxford, England. :) Happy Friday Nicole!Delete
The book I'm sharing on my blog is The Butterfly and the Violin, but I'll share here what I'm currently reading- All Things New by Lynn Austin: "Josephine Weatherly thought she'd already lived through the darkest hour of this endless war, but she had been wrong." Hope you have a great weekend!
I love Lynn Austin! Happy Friday!Delete
Winks are highly underrated. Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
I agree Sarah! Happy Friday!Delete
Fun first line! I'm sharing from Where the Fire Falls on my blog today but I'm currently reading The Backcountry Brides Collection, so here is the first line from the first novella, Shenandoah Hearts by Carrie Fancett Pagels:ReplyDelete
"Ladysmith, you have a gentleman caller--maybe two." The voice of her employer, Jacob Owens, held a slight tease.
Two gentlemen callers--intrigue--what happens next?! As you know, I love novella collections, and Carrie Pagels has written some wonderful stories. :) Happy Friday Yvette!Delete