First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Vying for the Viscount

Posted August 14, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Kristi Ann Hunter, romance / 23 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 Vying for the Viscount by Kristi Ann Hunter, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

Madras, India
March 1817

There were many things Hudson thought he should feel, given that this was the moment he’d anticipated and prepared for his entire life, but instead of satisfaction, excitement, or even fear, all he felt was ready.


For Hudson, the newly titled Viscount Stildon, moving to England from India where he was born and raised was already an arduous enough endeavor. When he learns the fate of the racing empire he inherited along with his title depends upon him getting in the good graces of another stable owner, he’s even more at a loss.

The stable at the neighboring estate has been Miss Bianca Snowley’s refuge for years, and when a strange man appears to be stealing the horses, she jumps to their protection without a second thought. Upon learning Hudson is actually the new owner, she can’t help but be intrigued by the area’s newest eligible bachelor.

Any thought of romance is quickly set aside, however, when Hudson proposes they work together to secure suitable spouses for each other. As their friendship grows, Hudson and Bianca begin to reconsider what they truly want in life. But will societal expectations and the weight of their responsibilities keep them from pursuing their true desires?

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23 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): Vying for the Viscount

  1. Becky D

    “Silvery moonlight slanted through the closed shutters, faintly illuminating Caroline Fletcher’s bedroom.” — “Candle in the Darkness” by Lynn Austin…an intriguing Civil War read. I’m a fan of Kristi Ann Hunter & very much looking forward to her new release. Thanks for sharing!! 📚🥰😎🐴

  2. Suzanne Sellner

    The first line of The Summer House by Lauren Denton–
    The morning Worth left, something pulled Lily from her sleep, though at first glance nothing seemed out of place. This is the book I’m reading right now and am really enjoying it.

  3. Kay Garrett

    My first line –
    Saturday Afternoon, Miranda’s Farmhouse
    Miranda Trent felt the color drain from her face as she stared at the blood on her kitchen floor.
    STILL KNIFE PAINTING by Cheryl Hollon

    “Vying for the Viscount” sounds like a fabulous book and one I would love the opportunity to read.

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    I loved Vying for the Viscount!

    My first line is a long one from Chapter two of Vying for The Viscount by Kristi Hunter:
    Suffolk was as beautiful as his father had claimed, and the estate and stables were even grander than his grandfather had described in his letters, but no one had warned Hudson that the area was inhabited by crazed women.

  5. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey. I’m on chapter 41, so I’ll share from there.
    “When Logan left to meet Bella Armstrong at a coffee shop and Emmy was engrossed in searching for answers on Rick Carson, Noah grabbed the folder Austin Kelly had given them and tucked it under his arm.”
    Hope you have a relaxing weekend! 🙂❤📚

  6. Diana Hardt

    I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
    My first line is from The Summer of Sunshine & Margot by Susan Mallery. Social interactions fell into two categories – easy or awkward. Easy was knowing what to say and do, and how to act. Easy was witty small talk or an elegant compliment. Awkward social interactions, on the other hand, were things like sneezing in your host’s face or stepping on the cat or spilling red wine on a white carpet. Or any carpet, for that matter.

  7. Gloria A

    I am a little behind…busy weekend, My first line is from Poison in Paradise by Melissa Baldwin.
    Another sailing, another group of lovely passengers aboard our grand vessel, the Legend, the jewel of the Epic Cruise Line.

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