First Line Friday — Courting Mr. Emerson

2 Sep

Happy Friday! The book I am sharing today appeared on my shelf a while back. I’m not even sure how it ended up in my house! LOL! But Melody Carlson has been a favorite of mine for a long time, so I am happy about it despite its mysterious origins. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Courting Mr. Emerson is a contemporary romance that I am betting I will love. Now I just need to find time to read it! Have you read it? Let me know what you thought. And if, like me, you haven’t read it yet, it’s available for FREE from Kindle Unlimited.

And now the first line:

George Emerson didn’t need anybody.

When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it’s not exactly love at first sight. Though she does find the obsessive-compulsive man intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause–and finds herself falling for him in the process.

A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around–which to him seems like all too often. He’s not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them.

But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his change of heart be too late for Willow?

With her signature heart and touches of humor, fan favorite Melody Carlson pens a story of two delightfully eccentric characters who get a second chance at life and love.

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — Courting Mr. Emerson”

  1. Cindy Davis September 2, 2022 at 8:04 am #

    I have not read this one but it does sound fun! I am sharing from Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund today.

  2. Paula Shreckhise September 2, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

    My first line this week is from The Bride of Blackfriars Lane by Michelle Griep:
    London 1885
    September afternoons were meant for soft whispers and stolen kisses, not ash and soot and the gangrenous eye of a ruthless taskmaster.

  3. Nicole Santana September 2, 2022 at 11:31 pm #

    I’m currently reading Sit, Stay, Love by Dana Mentink. It’s super cute!
    “Gina was surprised at the size of the ranch.”
    Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Danielle Grandinetti September 3, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

    Great first line!

    I’m reading another book by Karen Witemeyer: Full Steam Ahead. The first line is: “Passengers jockeyed for position along the steamboat Louisiana’s railings, waving and calling merry farewells to the crowd lining the levee.”

    Have a great holiday weekend!

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