First Line Friday (week 241): A Lowcountry Bride

Posted June 4, 2021 by meezcarrie in contemporary, First Line Fridays, Preslaysa Williams, romance / 27 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 A Lowcountry Bride by Preslaysa Williams, the first book in her new Brides of Lowcountry series.

and the first line is…

“I need to get this dress right.”


“I absolutely adore this book…love story begins slow—like a delicious lowcountry boil—but heats up to the perfect ending.” –Kathleen Y’Barbo, bestselling author of The Black Midnight

A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.

Maya Jackson has worked for a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner…

A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon.

When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.

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27 responses to “First Line Friday (week 241): A Lowcountry Bride

  1. Gloria A

    When your neighbor is a retired spy, it’s easy to imagine innumerable dangers haunting the house next door.
    Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert

  2. Kay Garrett

    Do you believe in fairies? If you do, clap your hands!
    J. M. Barrie, PETER PAN
    “Do you see her? Is she down there?” I tried not to let my five-year-old customer hear the panic in my voice. Of course Fiona was down there.
    A SPARKLING OF MURDER by Daryl Wood Gerber

  3. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Sticks and Stone” by David James Warren:

    “The pieces of two lives sit in my brain like they should fit together, but no matter how hard I press, I can’t get them to line up.”

  4. Diana Hardt

    This comes from Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter. Eleven months had not been long enough to prepare Sophie Lawson for the sight of him. Presently, Aiden Maddox sauntered into the Dock House like he owned the place, the din in the restaurant rising at his arrival.

  5. Paula Shreckhise

    Along a Storied Trail by Ann Gabhart
    Everybody thought Tansy Calhoun was heartbroken after Jeremy Simpson threw he4 over for Jolene Hoskins.

  6. Perrianne Askew

    “He had ruined death for her, and the hope of it”. On the Cliffs of Foxglove Manor by Jaime Jo Wright. Highly recommended!

  7. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    The perp was a mama raccoon. More Than We Remember by CHRISTINA Suzann Nelson

  8. Alison Boss

    Stanton Wake, England March 2021
    Adela Jenks rummaged through a dusty crate, from time-to-time glancing across the room at her friends, Kellie Welles and Leanne Harcourt

    ~A Place in Time – A Time Travel Novel by Carole Lehr Johnson

  9. MJSH

    A little late in posting but my FLF from 6/4 – “Conor Mac Nir leaned against the railing of the Resolute in the dark, watching the choppy seas splash along the cog’s wooden hull.”
    Love Carla Laureano’s Beneath the Forsaken City!

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