First Line Fridays -- Mistaken Identity
via Hoarding Books
Today I'm posting a line from
by Mindy Burbidge Strunk,
book 3 in the Regency House Party: Somerstone Series.
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Conrad Pinkerton, the Marquess of Kendal, despises society; the scheming, the guises, and the games they play. And yet, for his twin brother, he agrees to a temporary guise of his own, pretending to be his brother for a house party. Playing the fop should be easy, as long as he keeps everyone at a distance. But when he meets Jessica Standish, he wishes she didn’t think he was someone else.
Jessica Standish has never been considered worthy by the ton and now that she and her mother are penniless, the chances of a good match seem out of reach. Even the matchmaking schemes of the Countess Du’Breven seem doomed to failure. This house party will change nothing, though it’s hard not to hope when she sees Lord Ian again. The connection between them grows, though he seems so different from the man she remembers.
With his family name and fortune on the line, Conrad knows he should leave with his secret intact. After all, how can she truly love him if she thinks he’s someone else?
My First Line:
"Bloo…" Conrad Pinkerton, the Marquess of Kendal, cursed to himself. He reined in his horse at the sight of several carriages lining the drive of the massive house. If he waited his turn in line, he would surely be caught in the approaching downpour, just visible in the distance. He moved his horse to the side, the stables his destination, passing ladies dressed in all their finery as they exited their carriages. Servants followed behind, loaded down with trunks and boxes of varying sizes. Probably filled with bonnets of great extravagance and even less taste.
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9/21/2018 07:03:39 pm
I’m featuring lines from A.K. MacBride’s upcoming release Shattered on my blog.
9/21/2018 07:13:10 pm
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Rebecca’s Legacy” by Betty Thomason Owens:
9/21/2018 08:02:49 pm
9/22/2018 05:42:49 pm
The book I shared this week is Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble but I'm currently reading an ARC of The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall so I'll share the first line here: "What would it feel like to drown…to float listlessly down… down… beneath the chilled waters of the Atlantic?" I can honestly say I don't want to find out! Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! :)
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