First Line Friday

The Elusive Miss Ellison

It’s FRIDAY which means I get to share a great line once a week with your from a book I am reading. I found this to be an exciting and entertaining way to find new authors, books and bloggers. So I am opening up the book I have been reading this week, and going to the first chapter and finding the first line…

This Weeks First Line Friday Brought to You By

The Elusive Miss Ellison
Regency Brides: A Legacy of Grace
by Carolyn Miller

This week's line is:

St. Hampton Heath Gloucestershire, England June 1813

” Why, Livvie! Whatever are you doing?”


The book that I sourced from this week has been such a charming read, that I am eagerly awaiting the next in this series. It fills this Austen fan’s heart with so much love, and I am swept back in time to the charming Regency era. Here is the link to my review of the book.

Now it's Your Turn

Open the book nearest you and post the first line of the first chapter in the comments below, I would love to see into the book you are reading.
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  1. Beth Erin

    This book is on my list for this month too, Bree!

  2. Andi

    Hi Bree!

    Love this first line!

  3. Kathleen Denly

    Hmm. Whatever IS she doing? Hopefully it’s something delightfully shocking. 😉

    Here’s mine:

    A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

    February 1865
    Gratiot Street Prison
    St. Louis, Missouri

    “First, you’re going to write a good-bye letter to my sweetheart, and then you’re going to marry me.”

  4. Heather

    I am reading this book right now. Great minds think alike. 🙂 Review to come at the end of the month on my blog.

  5. Amanda Tero

    Regency! Thanks to Jane Austen, I have a soft spot in my heart for that era. 😉

  6. Katie Donovan

    Love Regency romances!

    My first line is from Karen Sargent’s upcoming release, Waiting For Butterflies:

    ‘Maggie heard the key in the front door and looked at the clock on the nightstand: 1:48 a.m. Nearly twenty-four hours had passed since the phone had jarred her awake and Sam out of bed.”

  7. Rachel D

    This was a charming story!

  8. Jessica

    I’ve had my eye on this one!

  9. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I have read The Elusive Miss Ellison and I loved it. My first line is “An angel of light stood before me, blonde, beautiful, one hand behind his back.” From Widow by Denise Weimer.

    • Bree Herron

      Thanks for sharing Debbie!


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