First Line Friday (week 78): A Dangerous Engagement

Posted October 6, 2017 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, historical, Melanie Dickerson / 43 Comments


Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

More info on that in a sec.

For now, 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 A Dangerous Engagement by Melanie Dickerson

And the first line is:

“Felicity took the young gentleman’s arm as they moved away from the dance floor.”

Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!



43 responses to “First Line Friday (week 78): A Dangerous Engagement

  1. Michelle Connell

    Ruby had been marooned outside Mike Mitchell’s office for going on forty-five minutes, perched on a hard wooden chair under a wanly flickering electric light.–Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson.

    I’ll check out Hoarding Books–sounds like a few people I know 🙂

  2. Gloria A

    Happy Friday. I am reading The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright.

    Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.

  3. Jeanne C

    Happy Friday! I am reading Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”

  4. Paula S.

    My first line is from The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristi Cambron:
    Sera James bounded through the front door of the Manhattan gallery, so excited that she nearly slipped for running across the hardwood floor in her heels.

  5. Yay for Hoarding Books!

    I’m sharing the first line from Lynn Austin’s new release ‘Where We Belong’ on my blog this week, so I’m going to share the first line of the book I just finished here: The Case of the Clobbered Cad by Debra E. Marvin.

    “Heather Munro gazed down Victoria Street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.”

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Veronica

    Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world.

    These Healing Hills by Ann H Gabhart.
    It’s very good, and I had never heard of the Frontier Nursing Program before. This book is set in the 1940’s, but the nursing program is still ongoing in the Appalachians today. There is a college there that trains nurses (

  7. Rebecca Maney

    “Stanley Jackson watched the six young men mulling around in front of the drink coolers at the Westside Quick Mart.”

    I just started “Time to Stand” by Robert Whitlow; legal novels are some of my favorites and Robert Whitlow has a proven track record for good stories!

  8. Marti Wilson

    I was standing at the bar in the Green Parrot, waiting for a guy named Carlos from Miami who’d called my cell a few days ago and said he might have a job for me.

    Cuban Affair- Nelson Demille

  9. Anne Rightler

    “Hey, sorry I’m late.” Kennedy gave her roommate a quick hug and glanced around the foyer of the church.
    from Abridged by Alana Terry

  10. “As the new little family turned from the front of the church and headed to the back, Caleb holding Rhett, Rachel holding Natalie rather than her bouquet, Erich Richardson snapped pictures as if his existence depended on it.” – Raising Attabury by Staci Stallings

  11. Kay Garrett

    November 13, 1863
    Franklin, Tennessee
    21 miles south of Nashville
    “Very nice stitching, Mrs. Prescott.”
    Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

  12. Caryl Kane

    Happy Friday, Carrie!

    I’m reading The Second Chance Brides Collection. My first line comes from Chapter 2 of Married by Mistake by Laura V. Hilton.

    The crush of people in the Grand Hotel ballroom overwhelmed Thomas to the point he wanted to turn around and have his driver take him home.

  13. Ooh, The Dangerous Engagement looks so good!

    I’m sharing about “Witness Protection” by Carol Kinsey on the blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading here.

    “All of the stories have been written, including mine.”
    Lu. by Beth Troy

  14. So excited about Hoarding Books! I hope to join in on the First Line Friday fun soon. Meanwhile here’s the first sentence in my current read, Fatal Trust by Todd M. Johnson: “In the still night air, Ian stood with his back to the Mississippi River on the Guthrie Theater’s outdoor patio, his fingertips tingling and the strong beat of his heart filling his chest.”

  15. Aw, thanks for sharing my first line, Carrie! Not one of my most exciting, but . . . hopefully the rest of the book makes up for it. 🙂 Love and hugs to you, my friend!!!

  16. Shannon

    “Blast it all!” Crispin Handle, Lord Cavratt, did not generally resort to muttering under his breath, but an exasperating female could push even the most levelheaded gentleman to extremes.”

    The Kiss of a Stranger by Sarah M. Eden

  17. Becky Smith

    It’s definitely on my list! Happy Friday!!!

    My first line is from Mission Undercover by Virginia Vaughan:

    “Blake Michaels pulled into the parking lot of Northshore Medical Center and cut the engine.”

  18. I’m currently reading An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter, and that’s the book I’m doing on my FLF post today, so here I will post the first line from the novel I’m reading next. The next book on my schedule is Rancher to the Rescue by Barbara Phinney.

    Proud Bend, Colorado, April, 1883

    “Did I read that right?” Clare Walsh peered up from her chair at the Recording Office in Proud Bend, Colorado. She blinked rapidly. “My parents are gone?”

  19. I’m sharing from Where We Belong by Lynn Austen on my blog, but I’m currently reading Cardiac Event by Dr. Richard Mabry. Here’s the first line:

    Dr. Cliff Hamilton watched the bright green lines of the EKG dance across the monitor screen.

    I’m finding Cardiac Event is perhaps more medical murder mystery than thriller, but there is plenty of suspense and I’m enjoying it. I’ll post a full review on my website next week.

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