First Line Friday (week 67): The Captivating Lady Charlotte

July 21, 2017 Carolyn Miller, First Line Fridays 37

Update from last week: Still done with Summer and its humidity over here.

But yay!! It’s Friday!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is The Captivating Lady Charlotte by Carolyn Miller

And the first line is …

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

Isn’t that a gorgeous opening line?!?!

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to see what First Lines these friends are sharing today:

Bookworm Mama || Singing Librarian Books || Faithfully Bookish || Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen || All the Book Blog Names are Taken || Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado || Bibliophile Reviews || Kathleen Denly || Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise || A Baker’s Perspective || Joy of Reading || C Jane Read

Moments Dipped in Ink || Molly’s Cafinated Reads || Romances of the Cross

Carrie

37 Responses to “First Line Friday (week 67): The Captivating Lady Charlotte”

  1. Carolyn Miller

    Thanks Carrie!

    I’m taking a break from historical worlds, and enjoying reading Kara Isaac’s new novel ‘Then There Was You’ – looking forward to seeing some familiar Sydney settings! First line: Paige McAllister didn’t think it was possible but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen year old sister’s wedding.

  2. Katie Donovan

    I posted my review for this today. Loved it!

    I’m featuring a new release by Bethany Kaczmarek on my blog this week, but I’m going to post the first line from a book I’ve been meaning to read for aaaaaages: To Whisper Her Name, by Tamera Alexander.

    “First Lieutenant Ridley Adam Cooper peered through the stand of bristled pines, his presence cloaked by dusk, his Winchester cocked and ready.”

    • Carrie

      yay!!! I’m looking forward to both of those reads

  3. MH

    Oh, I’m reading this book right now! So good!!!

  4. Becky Smith

    I want to read that book! My first line is from Sweet Delights by Cecelia Dowdy: “PATTY-LYNN?” THE FAMILIAR VOICE made her pause.

    • Carrie

      hmmm that could end up being good or bad! lol

  5. CJ Myerly

    Beautiful!

    I’m sharing a first line from The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson. “The change in Marie Carrington’s pocket wouldn’t pay for a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, let alone a bus ticket to anywhere else in the world.”

  6. Dinh

    Great opening line and I love the title of the book and cover!

    My first line:
    Prologue
    January 25, 1980, midnight
    The first execution I attended wasn’t by lethal injection but by Old Sparky. ~A Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman

    Happy Reading!
    Dinh @ Arlene’s Book Club

    • Carrie

      oh wow! that’s a compelling first line for sure!

  7. Heather

    I can’t wait to read this book! The first book in this series was lovely. 🙂

  8. Anne L. Rightler

    Well, the closest book to me is Zen the Zebra by William Tellem:
    Zen the Zebra loved to play. He loved to run. And he loved to race. And he loved to trot confidently past a pride of lions or a cheetah family…taunting them.

    Another not too far from me is Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putnam:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    March 1944
    “You have one chance to make this fly.” Bobby Hamilton leaned across his broad desk and stared her down.

    • Carrie

      hahah Zen the Zebra sounds like a fun read 🙂

  9. carylkane

    I’m so excited to read Carolyn’s series!

    My first line comes from Dime Novel Suitor by Carrie Fancett Pagels. It’s part of the Seven Brides for Seven Mail-Order Husbands Romance Collection.

    Turtle Springs, Kansas
    April 1866

    Pa had some kind of nerve, up and dying like that-just when I’d gotten used to Frank being gone.

  10. Beth Erin

    OH I AM LOVING THIS LINE!!! I’m so sad I haven’t had a chance to read this series yet!!! 😭

  11. Sylvia M.

    “Sometimes a lie was the better choice– or at least that’s what I’d always told myself.”

    My Daughter’s Legacy by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould

  12. Tina Rice

    Good afternoon!

    Loved that first line, fantastic book!

    My first line is from The Noble Servant by Melanie Dickerson

    The year 1365, Barony of Mallin, the Holy Roman Empire
    “Where do you think you are going looking like a beggar?” Mother asked.”

    Blessings, Tina

  13. Karen Sargent

    This is a very “English teacher” first line today. Sorry! 🙂 The book closest to me is Mockingbird Songs: My Friendship with Harper Lee–(the author of my very favorite ever novel To Kill a Mockingbird): “In an opinion column published by Alabama newspapers in July 1992, I paid tribute to the remarkable Lee family of Monroeville, especially Harper.”

    • Carrie

      heehee but i do want to read that one now! 😉

  14. Andrea Stephens

    My first line is from Gabrielle Meyer’s novella found in the Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
    “A Tale of Two Hearts” Little Falls, Minnesota May 20, 1899
    The countryside sped by as Elijah Boyer pushed the Duryea Motor Wagon to twenty-five miles per hour.

    Can you imagine speeding by at 25 MPH?!

  15. Sherry Bendorf

    My first line is: He’s there again. “Heaven Sent Rain” by Lauraine Snelling

  16. Iola

    A great first line! I’ve just finished The Captivating Lady Charlotte, and now have to write my review.

    I’m currently reading Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynne Gentry. The first line is:

    According to legend, their kind could never die.

    It’s a great suspense!