First Line Fridays- Enchanting Nicolette

Enchanting Nicolette

By Dawn Crandall

enchantingnicoletteToday on First-line Friday’s, I am sharing the first line to Book 5 in the Everstone Chronicles series, Enchanting Nicolette.

Saturday, June 3, 1893

Boston, Massachusetts

I suppose you have a new wardrobe ordered from Paris, oui?”

I glanced at the girl sitting across from me in my carriage as we drove up the street toward Brittle Brattle Books, wondering for the life of me, how I’d come to the point of being so terribly desperate for company.

 

Uh, oh, I don’t think these girls are going to get along so well, but I will say, I love the name of that bookstore! How cute!

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Now grab the book nearest to you or the one you’re reading and comment with the first line. Then head to Hoarding Books for more participants in First Line Friday’s.
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About the Book:

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay?

 

About the Author:

dawncrandallDawn Crandall’s debut Gilded Age Victorian romance, “The Hesitant Heiress,” was a 2015 ACFW Carol award finalist in the debut category and received the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2015 Write Touch Reader’s Choice Award and the 2015 Romancing the Novel Reader’s Choice Award. Her follow-up novel, “The Bound Heart,” received the 2016 Laurel Award from Clash of the Titles. Dawn earned a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University. She’s been balancing books and babies lately as her two sons were both born as the four books of her Everstone Chronicles series were being released from Whitaker House from 2014 to 2016. Dawn lives with her husband and two young sons on a hobby farm in her hometown in northeast Indiana.

9 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- Enchanting Nicolette

  1. joyofreadingweb says:

    I love reading Dawn Crandall’s books!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from A Musket In My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8.
    “Callie’s fingers shook as she signed the document to enter the army.”

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of time to enjoy reading!

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  2. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    Lol! That’s quite a start to the book. Very well done.

    Today is book launch day for my latest Regency novel, so I’m featuring it on First Line Friday on my blog. However, I am currently reading A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep. I will share from the third chapter, which is where I’m at. “It was a grisly kind of day.”

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  3. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!🍁

    My first lines come from Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh….

    This is it, Lyndie. Don’t blow it. Lyndie St. James stood in the hallway of Judson Music Studios, willing herself to open the door. A door that, in the past few months , had come to mean so much, thanks to constant reminders that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!🍁🙃💕

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  4. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from Wait for Me by Susan May Warren:

    “He wasn’t looking for trouble, but if Pete didn’t act right now, at least one person was going to die.”

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  5. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore on my blog. Here is the first sentence from Chapter 6:

    “On and on, they rode alone through the woods, between the branches, a flaming sun setting thin clouds aglow, until one night the sky cleared to a deep black studded with uncountable white points.”

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  6. Kay Garrett says:

    “If the Etonville Little Theatre was doing “Carousel” instead of “Bye, Bye Birdie”, I could sing “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over”” Lola Tripper said, humming and sipping a cup of coffee in a back booth of the Windjammer restaurant, which also functioned as my office.
    JUST IN TIME by Suzanne Trauth
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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