First Line Friday #86

Posted November 8, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 9 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses, #2)

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Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into New York high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.

I haven’t read this one yet but it’s one I hope to soon. I adore Jen Turano’s humorous writing style so I’m really looking forward to reading it 🙂

About the Book:

When Miss Poppy Garrison accepts her grandmother’s offer of financial help for her family in exchange for Poppy joining the New York social season, she quickly realizes she is far less equipped to mingle with the New York Four Hundred than even she knew. As she becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, becoming the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs her to be looks more impossible by the day.

Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, is in New York to help his cousin find an American heiress who can help save his family’s estate. But when his very proper British manners lead Poppy’s grandmother to request he teach etiquette to Poppy, he quickly finds himself in for much more than he bargained for.

And while they couldn’t be more opposite, Reginald and Poppy just might find they have more to teach each other than they ever could have expected.

About the Author:Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles. She pursued a career in management for nine years before switching to full-time motherhood after the birth of her son. When she’s not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado. Learn more at

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday #86

  1. Kay Garrett

    Since it is three novellas, I’ll give the first line of each one.
    Jamesport, Missouri
    Nothing is going right.
    GINGERBREAD WISHES by Laura V. Hilton
    The frigid air sliced through Crist Petersheim’s thrift shop parka, sweatshirt, and old flannel shirt.
    “I have something exciting to tell you!” Rosemary said, her voice singing within the small confines of Monroe’s buggy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. 1bgpayne

    I adore Poppy Garrison!

    Here is the line I’m sharing,
    “Sometimes stories are more about the one doing the telling than the tale being told.”
    A Pursuit of Home by Kristi Ann Hunter

  3. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham.
    Here I’ll share with you the first line from chapter 5 —
    “There was something about front porch swings.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of bookish delights!

  4. Happy Friday! 😀

    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Misleading Miss Verity by Carolyn Miller: I’m currently reading Once Upon a Christmas, a novella collection. I’ll share a line from there:

    “Stretching her arm, Li slammed her hand on her phone and tapped to snooze the alarm.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 🙂❤📖

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