First Line Friday (week 191): The Heiress’s Convenient Husband

Posted April 24, 2020 by meezcarrie in First Line Fridays, historical, Regina Scott, romance / 10 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first line of The Heiress’s Convenient Husband by Regina Scott!

and the first line is…

Whoever was using his castle was in for it.


Grace-by-the-Sea: Where romance and adventure come home.

The magistrate over a little Regency coastal village, James Howland, takes pride in protecting Grace-by-the-Sea from ne’er-do-wells, including his distant cousin, the Earl of Howland. So, when he discovers a young lady hiding in the family’s castle, his heart cannot decide which comes first—her rescue or his duty.

Outspoken Eva Faraday has been exiled to the castle for refusing to marry the man the earl picked for her. Her late father appointed the earl trustee over her considerable inheritance, which she cannot access until she turns twenty-five or marries. And if she marries, her husband controls the money. She’s not about to trust any Howland, but James seems ripe for rebellion. To thwart the earl’s power, the two agree to a marriage of convenience, only to discover there are others intent on using the earl’s castle for nefarious purposes. Eva and James must work together to solve the mystery and stop the earl once and for all so they can make a marriage that is far more than convenient.

This sweet, clean Regency romance is the sequel to The Matchmaker’s Rogue.

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10 responses to “First Line Friday (week 191): The Heiress’s Convenient Husband

    • Happy Friday!
      On my blog I’m sharing from Being Known by Robin Jones Gunn. It’s such an EXCELLENT story. Currently, I’m reading Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner. I’m just getting into chapter 2 so I’ll share a line from there.
      “Meemaw? Are you home?”
      Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂

  1. Gloria A

    As Kate McGuire turned onto Coral Cay’s main drag, named-ironically-Main Street, she checked her watch for the third time in ten minutes.
    And then there were Crumbs by Eve Calder

  2. Kay Garrett

    August 1952
    He had parked his cruiser in the muddy verge of the county highway, a little way from the circus that was going on up the road.
    HID FROM OUR EYES by Julia Spencer-Fleming

  3. Judi Imperato

    Miss Eliza Sumner turned the page of the book she was reading aloud, glancing up and biting back a smile at the unusual sight of her two charges, Grace and Lily, listening attentively to her.
    Jen Turano A Change Of Fortune

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from chapter 6 of One Hundred Valleys by Bonnie Leon:
    The Indians had kept moving, but Emmalin held on to the rifle.

  5. I’m currently reading Just the Way You Are by Pepper Basham: “One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took.”

    Have a great weekend! Happy reading! 🙂

  6. Happy Friday!

    Circle of Spies #3 Culper Ring Series by Roseanna M. White

    Baltimore, Maryland
    January 16, 1865
    Marietta Hughes was the worst widow in the history of mourning.

    Blessings, Tina

  7. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Collateral Damage” by Lynette Eason:

    “Sergeant First Class Asher James stared at Captain Phillip Newell, sure that he’d heard wrong.”

  8. Sounds like a fun read and mysterious. On my blog, I’m sharing Lady at Arms by Tamara Leigh. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 21 of my current read, Kisses in Keystone by Kari Trumbo. “Hugh pulled his hat low to keep the sun off and shrugged on his black coat. The badge Bullock given him was buried in the bottom of his shaving kit. He hadn’t looked at it in a week.” I wish you a healthy and enjoyable weekend!

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