Friday, July 28, 2017

First Line Fridays #2- The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller

Back again for my second First Line Friday post.
For those unfamiliar, it involves sharing the first line of the book that we are currently reading. Its a fun way of sharing our love of books with our friend in the blogosphere, and connecting with other readers and Bloggers. 

Today I am sharing the second book in newbie Australian author Carolyn Miller's second book,  The Captivating Lady Charlotte, part of the trilogy Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
As you've guessed its a Regency, following a young debutante Lady Charlotte Featherington, a beautiful, charming and popular Earl's Daughter enjoying her first season. She also just happens to be the newfound cousin of the heroine from the last book The Elusive Miss Ellison.
Meanwhile William, Duke of Hartington is newly widowed, and still reeling from his wife's betrayal. He's quiet, brooding, and above all doesn't believe he could ever trust women again. 

I loved the way the first book incorporated witty dialogue with complex, memorable characters, and a touch of mystery and this one looks to be just as good. I aim to finish it for next week, for the Kregel Blog Tour which starts on the 31st. 


The first line: 

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 heavy beaded gowns, ornate mirrors, and the desperation shining in dozens of pairs of eyes." 


Want to join in the book fun? Visit the other members to look at their books, or comment with the first line of your own current read. 


16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed The Captivating Lady Charlotte, and I'm looking forward to the final book in the trilogy!

    I'm currently reading A Name Unknown by Roseanna White. The first line is:

    "Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief, but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight."

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    1. That was the last book which I read/listened to incidentally.

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  2. I've been wanting to read Carolyn's series!!!

    August 1912
    LOCHABER, HIGHLANDS, SCOTLAND

    She could have been more than she was.

    The Reluctant Duchess by Roseanna White

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Read that one.

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  3. I have this book on my #TBR! Great first line :)

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    1. Its great so far, but I really need to read it quickly.

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  4. Looking forward to reading it!
    Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 3 lines) is from His Secret Alaskan Heiress by Belle Calhoune:
    " 'Here it is. Fresh out of the oven. One reindeer pizza with feta and spinach,' Sophie announced in a chirpy voice as she set the order down in the middle of the table."

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    1. Thanks for visiting. That sounds really yummy, its getting towards dinner time here...

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  5. These are on my TBR! I've been hearing so many great things about them. Great first line.

    My first line is from To The Farthest Shores by Elizabeth Camden.
    "Jenny Bennett woke as pebbles clattered against the window.”

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I saw that book, but decided not to request in on Netgalley. Maybe I shall borrow it from a library sometime.

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  6. Beautiful cover!
    Happy Weekend!

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    1. Its gorgeous, and even the back cover is lovely too. Happy Weekend.

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  7. The first book in this series was excellent! I just ordered this book, and I can't wait to read it. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Yes, I loved it too. I feel so sorry for poor Duke Nicholas. He's so quiet and sweet.

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  8. My Kindle is closest to me right now and the first book on it is Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette, "My Sandals have not crossed this threshold since I was ten."

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    1. I have lots of books on my Kindle, including that one. Got it free a few weeks ago. Good start.

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