Ok party people! It's that time again! First Line Friday's hosted by my amazing friend Kathy over at Bookworm Nation! Are you ready?!
This week's First Line Friday is:
After an uneventful season in Bath, Miss Charlotte Rosebury returns home to Warwickshire, looking forward to a visit from her mother’s friend. Their expected guest, Mrs. Worthington, has promised that her son will be accompanying her, and as Charlotte has only ever heard stories of the gentleman who rarely leaves his Yorkshire estate, she is most pleased to meet him. But when her warm welcome is returned with a fierce frown from the handsome man, she cannot help but long to be free of him and his blue-eyed glare.
Despite his mother’s protests, Mr. Gabriel Worthington had made the decision long ago to remain unmarried, but when he meets Charlotte, doubts about his decision creep into his fearful mind, and he wishes for nothing more than to flee from the woman and never return.
For weeks, the two are forced to live within the same home, and though they provoke one another with teasing and stolen glances, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them, a friendship that grows stronger than either of them had expected. Will Gabriel concede to the choices binding his heart, or can Charlotte’s warmth be just the thing to strengthen their love and, at last, end their fears?
"Below a beaming sun and vivid blue sky, the town of Stratford-upon-Avon hummed with pleasant chatter as the market day crowds brimmed."
I have only ever read one book by Ms. Hathaway but I remember absolutely loving it! From the synopsis, this one seems to have a Beauty and the Beast kind of feel to it. Or maybe a Pride and Prejudice kind of feel? Either way, I am definitely looking forward to Charlotte and Gabriel's story! Keep your eyes open for my review! ;)
Ready?! And GO!