First Line Friday – The Dress Shop on King Street

Posted January 1, 2021 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 6 Comments


Happy New Year!

The book I’m featuring this week is my first read for the year. It’s The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark:


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The candlelight sent a shadow of Rose up against the wooden wall.

I just started reading this one right after midnight tonight and I’m already sucked into it. I teared up before I’d even finished the prologue! I have a pretty good feeling it won’t take me long to finish 🙂

About the Book:

Harper Albright has pinned all her hopes on a future in fashion design. But when it comes crashing down around her, she returns home to Fairhope, Alabama, and to Millie, the woman who first taught her to sew. As she rethinks her own future, secrets long hidden about Millie’s past are brought to light.

In 1946, Millie Middleton boarded a train and left Charleston to keep half of her heritage hidden. She carried with her two heirloom buttons and the dream of owning a dress store. She never expected to meet a charming train jumper who changed her life forever . . . and led her yet again to a heartbreaking choice about which heritage would define her future.

Now, together, Harper and Millie return to Charleston and the man who may hold the answers they seek . . . and a chance at the dress shop they’ve both dreamed of. But it’s not until all appears lost that they see the unexpected ways to mend what frayed between the seams.

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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6 responses to “First Line Friday – The Dress Shop on King Street

  1. Kay Garrett

    They say you can’t go back, that it’s better to keep the past in the rearview mirror.
    LIVE AND LET PIE by Ellie Alexander
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Happy New Year!!! 🎉🎉🎉
    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from The Thief of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep: It’s a great story! Currently, I’m reading The Twelve Holidates by Emma St. Clair, so I’ll share from there:
    “I have to wonder if the blogger who suggested waiting inside a giant stocking for your significant other actually tried it first.”
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend full of fun reading time! 🙂❤📚

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line comes from Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz
    James Towne, Virginia Colony. Spring 1634
    Alas, she was not a tobacco bride but she had been given charge of them.

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