First-Line Fridays

First-Line Friday #11


The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey


Brighton Cliffs, England, April 1815

The honorable Clara DeLancey stood atop the chalky cliffs. Above her, heavy clouds menaced the mood, revealing then concealing the scene below. At her feel glowed the lantern borrowed for tonight’s escape, while far beneath, the English Channel churned white and deadly. Wind whipped clothes around her body, tugging at her, like the despair that had tugged for months, begging release.

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey is the third and final book in Carolyn Miller’s Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace series. It is due out for release on October 24, 2017. I highly recommend the books in this series. Carolyn Miller is a fantastic writer, and her stories are SO good. Her characters are so well written and her plot lines are wonderfully engaging, If you have not heard of Carolyn Miller before, check out her GoodReads author page. Check out my reviews for BOOK 1 and BOOK 2.

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over to Hoarding Books to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).


19 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #11”

  1. I can’t wait to read this one!

    I’m featuring the SECOND line from Crystal Walton’s ‘Just Maybe’ on my blog this week (Carrie has the first line on Reading is my Superpower). But here, I’m going to share the first line from my current read: a speculative novel called ‘Day Moon’ by Brett Armstrong. Here’s the first line:

    “The drizzle tapped on the coffin with an increasing intensity.”

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  2. I’m looking forward to reading this collection!

    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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  3. I need to read this series! Looks so good!

    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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  4. Happy 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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  5. Sounds interesting. I’ll have to check this author out. 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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  6. Just finished The Captivating Lady Charlotte by guess who? Carolyn Miller! Number two in this Regency series!

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

    On to The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey!

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  7. 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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  8. Happy Friday! This series is on my MUST read list!

    Wednesday,September 2, 1987

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

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  9. I loved Miss DeLancey 🙂

    I’m reading The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips. 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.

    Okay, so I had to include that second sentence because Embarrass as a place name? That’s even weirder than Iola (Iola, Wisconsin, and Iola, Kansas. I’ll have to visit one day).

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  10. Wow!!! That first line is AMAZING. I am drawn in instantly. Thanks for sharing that, Nicole.

    I am reading a book where each chapter is like a new book. I would like to share my first line for this chapter:

    She was a stranger to the land and faith of Israel.
    — The Paradigm, by Jonathan Cahn

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