First Line Friday #95

I hope everyone is home and staying healthy during this COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, I do have friends and family of friends who are struggling with this disease—some in critical but stable conditions. While praying for them, I am thankful that my family has remained healthy. Hopefully, in another month, this will all be behind us.

The book I'm featuring today is Constance: Bride of Florida by Patricia PacJac Carroll. This book has been in my to-be-read pile for quite some time. I'm glad I finally picked it up. It was an enjoyable read.

First Line:

Peeking from under her umbrella, Constance Penny stopped in front of the old, red-bricked apartment.

My Review:

Constance is afraid of her own shadow but somehow manages to find the courage to answer a mail-order bride ad. The people she encounters on her voyage to Florida change her life forever. Will she find the courage to love?

Drake has only one dream—to sail the ocean. He doesn’t want to waste his life working in his father’s store. His father offers to give him his inheritance if Drake will marry. So he places an ad for a bride who will be too desperate not to agree to his terms. He will marry her, provide for her, purchase his ship, sail away, and only return to his wife on occasion.

I thoroughly enjoyed this romance. The author did a splendid job of developing the story.

Your Turn:

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. If you’d like, check out the books other readers have featured on their blogs by clicking on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. 

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January 19, 2022