Friday, June 18, 2021

First Line Fridays: Pearl's Promise by Edwina Kiernan

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 Pearl's Promise by Edwina Kiernan.

"Mr. Stratton is married? And to a woman of ill repute!"

Sounds like a tense moment, doesn't it? This one is in my tbr for this month or the next.

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

A duty-bound heir. A dejected spinster.
An encounter that could ruin both their families’ demands for their futures…

Pearl Acton’s worst fears are coming true. She’ll be trapped in a loveless marriage—just like her parents—as her family seeks to quickly marry her off to the wealthy Mr. Clarence. Until an encounter with a quiet and soulful heir sparks a fragile hope that somehow Pearl might aid her family and marry for love.

Nicholas Dalton has always been a disappointment to his father, with his poetic soul and disorganised nature. In London for the season, Nicholas finds an instant connection with Pearl, but it would seem her future is promised to another. Or might she feel the same as he?

As Pearl and Nicholas each strive to uphold their family duties, they soon discover that things aren’t quite what they seem. But is it too late to escape their crushing obligations and forge a new path — together?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. This week I’m featuring The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer
    Llano, Texas. Spring 1894

    When Mark Wallace left Gringolet two days ago to deliver a prize gelding to a wealthy rancher west of Llano, he never dreamed he’d be called upon to deliver a baby too.

    1. I bet that was a surprise! Thanks for sharing, Paula!

  2. That sounds interesting. My first line is: "Another customer, the tenth this morning, approached the check-out counter." It's from Serena's Song by Livia Verrell.

  3. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson so I'll share a line from there:
    "Instead of letting myself sit there and wallow, I drove to the grocery store and loaded up on enough junk food to feed my entire family."
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚