30 Nov 2018

First Line Fridays 43# The Making of Mrs Hale

I've not posted in 3 weeks. Only just realized that, and its pretty shameful. So finally returned with the final title in Carolyn Miller's Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope Trilogy. I hope I'm not too late for the Kregel Blog Tour, as I have not started the book yet but intend to soon. 

So far I've read, and basically loved all 5 of Australian author Carolyn Miller's previous novels, so I can't see this one being an exception.

Marry in haste, repent in leisure--Mrs. Hale is about to find out how painful that repentance can truly be.

Julia Hale ran off to be married in Gretna Green, following romance instead of common sense. But her tale isn't turning into a happily ever after. Her new husband is gone and she doesn't know where--or if he's ever coming back. Julia has no option but to head home to the family she betrayed by eloping and to hope they'll forgive her. Especially now that she might be carrying a baby from her brief marriage.

Carolyn Miller's clean and wholesome Regency romances continue with The Making of Mrs. Hale, following familiar characters as they learn how restoration can occur by finding hope and healing through a deep relationship with God. Full of rich historical details and witty banter, this series continues to draw in fans of Jane Austen, Sarah Ladd, and Julie Klassen.

 I've made a Meme for today's first line. So here it is. I could not find any Free Regency related backgrounds, so I used one related to the Battle of Waterloo, because Julia Hale's husband is a soldier. Even though the Battle happened a few years before this novel is set.


So that's my contribution for this week. Don't forget to Click the Meme to see what others are reading. 
Or Comment and Share your own first Line. 



  1. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from The Liberty Bride by Marylu Tyndall. I’m very excited to get into that book. Because I am just starting this novel, I will post the first two lines from chapter 2.

    “Captain’s orders. You and Mrs. Keate stay here until it’s safe.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with fantastic reading time! 😃❤️📚

  2. Happy Friday!
    On my blog this week I'm sharing Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson but I'm currently reading The House Girl by Tara Conklin so I'll share the first line of my current chapter (there's no chapter #s) here: "Do her eyes accuse you?" Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  3. I've seen this book a lot recently. Looks very good. My first line comes from yesterday's book mail -- Dead Sea Rising by Jerry Jenkins. "'It's your mother,' Nicole Berman's father said over the phone."

  4. We're first line twins today! And I really enjoyed this one, so I suspect you will too :-)

    I’m featuring the first line from Carolyn Miller’s latest release, The Making of Mrs Hale, over on my blog today, but at the moment I’m reading Jerusalem’s Queen by Angela Hunt:

    “They are all here, gathered like vultures around my bed, watching with long faces and occasionally bending near to listen for my breathing.”

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "Looking Glass Lies" by Varina Denman:

    "I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk-in closet. Again."


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