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."
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