First Line Friday – Regency Brides

Hello my friends! It has been quite a busy week for me. In fact, I didn’t read as much as I usually do, hence the lack of blog posts showing up in your inbox. This next week looks a little better, so get ready!

Before I forget, I am visiting with Debra at Inkwell Inspirations today! I hope you’ll stop by and say hello.

Okay, back to reading. I read the latest two books in the Regency Brides series by Carolyn Miller this week. They are wonderful. Oh my goodness, I just want to throw on a fancy dress and go to the ball. But alas, I cannot. So instead I’ll just dream about it. After reading both books, and remember the first book in the series which I read awhile ago, I have to admit that book two is my favorite, which is why I’m sharing the first line with you today. Check back next week for my review of both books.

Today’s first line is from The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller…..

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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.


There you have it! If you like historic reads, I promise you’ll fall in love with this one. And now it’s your turn to share your first line! Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. Don’t forget  to check out what everyone else is reading at the new home for First Line Friday at Hoarding Books!

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35 thoughts on “First Line Friday – Regency Brides

  1. I think The Captivating Lady Charlotte was my favourite of the series too. But only just!

    I’m featuring Sarah Monzon’s upcoming release, ‘The Esther Paradigm’ on my blog this week, but here I will share the first line of Irma Joubert’s ‘The Crooked Path’:

    Lettie and Annabel had been friends for as long as they could remember.

    Have a great weekend! ?

  2. I think I need to read that one. It sounds great.

    My first line is from “Fish and Chips” by Erynn Mangum. A must-read book that will have you giggling through it.

    “In all honesty, it wasn’t me who killed the fish.”

  3. I’ve been wanting to read this series!

    “Sir? I think you need to hear this”. – Against All Odds by Irene Hannon

    Happy weekend!

  4. I have this series on my list to read! I have high hopes of getting several books read before Christmas. But don’t hold your breath! Some books keep jumping the line 😉

  5. Happy Friday!

    My first line is from Divinely Yours by Karin Gillespie

    The red light on Skye Sebring’s computer blinked rapidly, announcing the arrival of her first client of the day. Within seconds a girl with darting eyes entered the cubicle. She wore a spiked leather wrist cuff and a t-shirt with the logo “Hustle or Die.”

    Have a great weekend

  6. I have not yet read these books but I want to! Sigh. Maybe I’ll get to it soon.

    I shared a line from Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson on my blog today but the first line of what I’m reading is…

    Is Daddy down there? (from Christmas at Cade Ranch by Karen Rock).

  7. I still need to read this series. I have the first two books waiting for me on my Kindle. 🙂

    I’m featuring Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh on my blog, but I’m currently reading a non-fiction book called She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by Deepak Reju so I’ll use that today.

    Part 1:
    From Problems to Faith
    When it comes to dating and marriage, what problems do you face as a single woman?

    Happy Friday!!

      1. I actually finished it yesterday shortly after I made my FLF rounds haha. I thought it was really good and something that every single woman should read. Whether they’re like me who has never dated or have dated, the author tries to explain why women settle for the wrong guy and then brings it back to the Cross reminding Christian women that only Jesus can satisfy all our of desires. It’s a book filled with hope that I found encouraging. I’ll be posting my review for a blog tour in the beginning of November. 🙂

  8. I read the whole series in a binge read this week and wow, I love these stories!

    Castle Gate, Utah, 1910
    Leanna McKee pushed her hat by its brim, hiding her face as best she could.
    – My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah: Leanna’s Choice by Angie Dicken

  9. I don’t usually like scenery description for the first line, but this author did it in a very engaging way by the final phrase she added. “The desperation shining in…eyes.” Very nice. I’m featuring The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen on my blog. But I will share the first line of Jody Hedlund’s Love Unexpected here. “The blast of a gunshot awoke Emma Chambers.”

  10. I absolutely loved this series! I think the first book is the best, but I really enjoyed them all.

    Today, I am featuring My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken, but I am currently in the middle of reading Hamlet with my AP Lit seniors. We are in Act 3, so I will share the first line from Act 3, Scene 1:

    Claudius: And can you by no drift of conference get from him why he puts on this confusion, grating so harshly all his days of quiet with turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

  11. Yet another feature of these. I need to read them!

    I’m sharing two first lines on my blog from “Colors of Christmas” (I see you’ve read it!), but for commenting, my first line comes from the book I’m currently reading: “Giver of Wonder” by Roseanna White.
    “She would die today, one way or another.”

  12. i love that series so much! Just finished the last one 🙁

    My current first line is from A MOTHER IN THE MAKING by Gabrielle Meyer: “John Orton stared at Anna’s portrait, his grief nothing compared to his pulsing guilt.”

  13. My first line is from The Color of Redemption by Lynn Cornell:

    “An eerie foreboding had jolted me from my sleep this morning, vexing my spirit – the kind of vexing that made me want to cower under my covers and stay in bed.”

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