Today I’m joining in the fun by sharing a book for First Line Friday. The deal is we pick up the nearest book (or in my case, the nearest device with an ebook in it) and quote the first line.
I’m sharing the first line from Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller. I’ve included the opening paragraph to provide context for the fascinating first line. I’m feeling for Cecilia and her pain over unrequited love.
Aynsley Manor, Somerset
It was, perhaps, the greatest torment to love someone who barely seemed to notice one’s existence. Cecilia Hatherleigh glanced across the ballroom as Edward Amherst, second son of the Earl of Rovingham, danced with her sister. Her newly married sister. Her newly married sister who even now was laughing with him in that way that suggested friendly understanding of the sort Cecy could never hope to share.#FirstLineFriday – Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller @CarolynMAuthor #Romance #NewRelease – via @NarelleAtkins Click To Tweet
Underestimating Miss Cecilia is a July 2019 new release. Here’s the book description:
Shy, sweet Cecilia Hatherleigh has always been in love with Edward Amherst, the boy next door. Yet he’s never seen her as anything but the quiet girl in the background as he flirts with the other vivacious women of the ton.
When a near tragedy brings Edward’s attention to his family duties, this prodigal son decides he needs to settle down with a proper wife. Cecilia hopes to convince him to choose her—but God may want her to forget the wayward nobleman and put her future in His hands alone.
These two try to find their way toward happiness, but prejudice, political riots, and the changing face of England’s societal structures begin to block them at every turn. Can their struggles turn to triumph—or will their paths permanently diverge?
Available at Amazon.com
Check out Carolyn’s giveaway of Underestimating Miss Cecilia at the International Christian Fiction Writers blog.
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