Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 A Return to Hawthorne House collection by Kristi Ann Hunter, specifically “Always a Lady” which is a finalist for 2023’s The Christy Award! Kristi is so fun to hang out with, so I’m super happy that she is one of the participating authors at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous reader event in November. Only a few days before the price goes up – are you coming??!! I can’t wait to see you!
and the first line is…
“A lady never refuses a dance unless she wishes to cause a great scandal or make a definitive statement, Mother.”
Always a Lady
Despite he fact that her daughter is not cooperating, Caroline, Duchess of Riverton is determined to ensure every one of her children marries someone they love as much as she loved their late father. William, the widowered Earl of Blackstone, is delighted to have his days of escorting daughters approaching an end. The last thing he expects is to find himself drawn to a woman who is just starting such a journey. Are they each too set in their ways to grasp this chance to have a second love?
The Lady’s Maid
When Lydia Smith began her career as a parlor maid, she knew love and marriage wasn’t likely in her future. Dreaming about the boy next door as she dusted seemed harmless until he started working as the new valet under the same roof. When Finch needs her help with a special project, will it give them a chance to defy expectations and find love or ruin their happiness forever?
BONUS – PRINT ONLY – A Lady of Esteem
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November 17, 2023 in St. louis
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