Anneliese Dalaba

Readers who love clean, wholesome books and writers who write them.

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line.

The book I’m featuring this week is The Regency Brides Collection. In particular, I will feature the first story First Comes Marriage by Amanda Barratt.


“A lady never sallied forth unchaperoned. Least of all to a place with the reputation of Vauxhall Gardens.”

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.



14 thoughts on “First Line Friday #9

  1. bellesmoma16 says:

    I really want this book!!

    Happy Friday!!! Today, I’m showcasing A Mother For His Family by Susanne Dietze. So here I will share the first two lines from the novel next in line on my review pile, Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan.

    “You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company.

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    1. That first line definitely catches your attention and pulls you in. Thanks for sharing.


  2. hjsnyder28 says:

    I love novella collections like these! I actually just entered a giveaway for this book. 🙂 Happy Friday!

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    1. I hope you win. 🙂 It’s definitely an entertaining book that sweeps you away to a different time period. I haven’t finished it yet, Just two more stories to go.


  3. Phyllis says:

    I like that first line. It really puts an image into my head of what the story will be like. 🙂

    My first line is from Masquerade by Janette Rallison. This is the second time I’ve read the book and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time.

    “Opportunity didn’t knock for Slade Jacobson – it rang his cell phone at 10:34 pm while he was putting his daughter to bed for the third time.”

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    1. That definitely sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂


  4. Iola says:

    I’m currently reading this as well! Here’s the first line to the second novella in the book, Masquerade Melody by Angela Bell:

    Whoever coined the phrase to “bite one’s tongue” was sorely mistaken in believing that silence inflicted mere physical harm.

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  5. Definitely an interesting first line. Thanks for sharing it.


  6. Becky says:

    I love that first line! Definitely, catches your eye. Looks like I need to check this one out as well! 🙂

    I’m featuring The Princess Bride on my blog, but I’m currently reading Meg Mitchell & the Secret of the Journals by Kimberly McNeil so I’ll share that here.

    If I say I go to the White Raven for the food, I’d be lying, and I’m a journalist, which means I don’t lie.

    Happy Friday!

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    1. Ha! Great first line! If only it were true. (LOL) I will need to check out The Princess Bride. Thanks for posting.


  7. I almost posted this for FLF too! Barbour’s novella collections are fantastic, aren’t they?

    The first line of the book I’m currently reading is:

    England, December 23, 1813
    Holly Gray’s courage faded with every step she took deeper inside the castle conservatory where, according to Grandfather’s stories, a ghost resided.

    Christmas Secrets by Donna Hatch

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  8. Ooh…Sounds mysterious. And Christmas, too!! Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  9. I love the Brides collections, they are always so fun to read! Have a good weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! You too!

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