Friday, May 28, 2021

First Line Fridays: A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today, I'm sharing the first line from A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright.

"The ball had been a disaster."

Have you read A Captain for Caroline Gray? If not, check out the book blurb below and read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Caroline Gray would rather be daring and intelligent than demure and insipid, which is why she is still unmatched after her third season in London. Her family’s threadbare finances leave Caroline with only one choice to secure her future: sail with the Fishing Fleet to India, where the son of a family friend is willing to consider an engagement to her.

Captain Thomas Scott loves the open sea as much as he despises the three-month, twice-yearly trip his ship makes as he ferries young English girls across the ocean. He can’t imagine what family would allow an innocent young woman to be matched up with the Englishmen of questionable reputation who work and live in India.

But when Miss Gray boards the HMS Persistence, all of Captain Scott’s plans are upended. Miss Gray’s fiery spirit can’t be contained, and he is shocked and secretly delighted at her boldness—and her beauty. But the rest of his passengers aren’t so kind.

Caroline finds herself an outcast among her peers, but Captain Scott becomes an unlikely ally. They share the same passions and interests, creating an undeniable attraction. But they both know any relationship between them is impossible. After all, Caroline has obligations to fulfill in India.

Caroline has until the end of the voyage to decide if she is going to marry a man she has never met or be brave enough to love a sea captain who just might break her heart.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. I read that book! It’s very unusual and a great read.

    My first line is from Come Back To Me by Jody Hedlund:
    “Your father is in a coma.”
    Happy reading.

  2. This book sounds intriguing. My First Line Friday post is from Jewel of the Nile by Tessa Afshar: Happy Friday!

  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from The Shell Collector by Nancy Naigle: I'm just starting chapter 19, so I'll share a line from there:
    "The next morning, Amanda read another passage from the book Ginny had given her."
    I hope you have a lovely and relaxing weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚❤๐Ÿ“š

  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Crazy for You" by Susan May Warren and Michelle Sass Aleckson:

    "The plan was easy. Bring Oreos, kiss his mother, and skedaddle."

  5. Sounds interesting!
    My first line is from "Bridge of Gold" by Kimberley Woodhouse. "Certain moments in life define a person. Moments that invoke physical feelings that can't be described."