First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White

Posted May 14, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, romance / 19 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 Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

“He was a prince at sea.”


Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.

Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.

As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.

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19 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White

  1. Reading Miami Homicide by John C. Dalglish. “Running from its beginning in Key West, and going by various names as it wound its way up the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Highway A1A eventually ended in Amelia Island, just south of the Georgia border.” Having been born and lived in Florida over 50 years, I know exactly what he is referring to. And this beginning gives an idea of his writing style–a little old school, but he writes clean police procedurals–without the graphic sex, violence or language. Nice.

  2. This book sounds really interesting and different. And I am looking for different these days – but not weird. 🙂 I would never have guessed the genre from the cover, though. It might not look like romantic suspense, but that is what is sounds like!

  3. Diane Flowers

    EEP! I’m only on Chapter 2 of ‘Nature of a Lady’, but it’s so good already! Carrie, since you left the 1st line of the prologue, I’ll post 1st one of Chapter 1!
    “More beauty than Lady Elizabeth Sinclair had ever thought possible beckoned to her–a turquoise sea, blue sky whisped with soft white clouds, birds cartwheeling through the air, islands studding it all with the promise of life she’d never had the opportunity to examine up close.”
    From the shortest 1st line to the longest! 😂

  4. Diana Hardt

    This comes from The Amish Cowboy’s Homecoming by Ophelia London. Isaac King slowly ran his finger down the center of her nose, ever so gently. “Morning, sweetheart.”

  5. Perrianne Askew

    “This wasn’t supposed to happen.” From Is it Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh.

  6. Gloria A

    I keep hearing about this book. My first line is from The Shell Collector by Nancy Naigle.
    It was her nerves, not the December chill in the air this morning, that made her shiver as they sat on the tailgate on his pickup truck.

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    Absolutely loved Roseanna’s book!

    My first line comes from Paint and Nectar by Ashley Clark:
    Three days ago, Lucy met Declan at her sister’s engagement party,. Two days ago, he called to ask her on a date.

  8. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Small campfires glowed in the darkness, dotting the campground as Danielle Collins drove five miles per hour along the curvy, paved road. From Taken in the Night by Elizabeth Goddard.

  9. Sonnetta Jones

    I have spent twenty years carefully stitching my family’s life together, so when it suddenly starts to unravel I find myself in a tangled knot of anxiety

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