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Underestimating Miss Cecilia: First Line Friday

Happy Friday, reader friends! Today’s featured title releases July 23 and is book 2 in the Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley series! I am itching to get my hands on a copy! Check out the first line of Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller below, then open the book nearest you and share the first line!


Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller

Underestimating Miss Cecilia by Carolyn Miller cover

Shy, sweet Cecilia Hatherleigh has always been in love with Edward Amherst, the boy next door. Yet he’s never seen her as anything but the quiet girl in the background as he flirts with the other vivacious women of the ton.

When a near tragedy brings Edward’s attention to his family duties, this prodigal son decides he needs to settle down with a proper wife. Cecilia hopes to convince him to choose her—but God may want her to forget the wayward nobleman and put her future in His hands alone.

These two try to find their way toward happiness, but prejudice, political riots, and the changing face of England’s societal structures begin to block them at every turn. Can their struggles turn to triumph—or will their paths permanently diverge?

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It was, perhaps, the greatest torment to love someone who barely seemed to notice one’s existence.


about the author

Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher.

A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English Literature, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. Her Regency novels include The Elusive Miss Ellison, The Captivating Lady Charlotte, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Winning Miss Winthrop, Miss Serena’s Secret, The Making of Mrs. Hale, A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh, and Underestimating Miss Cecilia, all available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Koorong, etc.

Visit her website or follow Carolyn on facebook, pinterest, twitter, or instagram.


If you’re looking for a wonderfully inspirational Regency saga, the Regency Brides series by Carolyn Miller is it!!!


Peek in on a previous visit with Carolyn Miller or hop over to JustRead before you go to Hoarding Books to find more FLF bloggers!

6 thoughts on “Underestimating Miss Cecilia: First Line Friday”

  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Kate’s Song” by Jennifer Beckstrand:

    “Is he dead? Please tell me he’s not dead!”


  2. Happy Friday! Since I’m sharing from chapter 1 of Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham on my blog today, here is the first line from the prologue:

    “After letting an involuntary squeal escape, Penny pulled the yellowed papers closer and pressed her lips to them.”


  3. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from Storm Rising by Ronie Kendig but I’m currently reading Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: “Marley was sitting by the door in the living room when Travis returned.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! 🙂


  4. I love Carolyn’s books! 🙂 I’m sharing on my blog the first line from At First Spark by Liwen Y. Ho.

    Darren Spark never imagined that one person could make him feel so happy and sad all at the same time.


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