I need to share the first three sentences to give a clear picture of what is going on. The first sentence would have been needlessly startling.
"Oof! I've been stabbed."
The Duchess of Worthington did not look up from her needlepoint. "Perhaps that will teach you not to fidget while at the hands of your dressmaker."
- Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
- Turn to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
- Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
"Indeed. He arrived wearing trousers instead of knee breetches."
Both groups of sentences are from The Season by Sarah MacLean. This is a Regency romance with some suspense designed for young adults.
I have read a lot of Regency romances written for adult. So far this one hasn't been different. I like the main character. Alexandra is the daughter of a Duke. She is 17 and making her debut in high society. She is not interested in marriage but her mother would like her to be married. Actually, her mother would like a wedding and Alexandra's three older brothers haven't been willing to oblige.
There is also a mystery about whether the boy next door's father's death was really an accident. The boy next door happens to now be the Earl of Blackmoor and he has grown up quite nicely - which Alexandra is now noticing.
This is a fun book and a good introduction to the Regency genre.