First Line Friday (#5) – Gentleman of Her Dreams



Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! For the first February FLF, I have selected a novel with a setting in Gilded Age New York.

This week’s book selection is: Gentleman of Her Dreams by Jen Turano.




New York


Miss Charlotte Wilson had made a decision.  She was going to marry Mr. Hamilton Beckett.

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About Gentleman of Her Dreams (Ladies of Distinction #0.5)


When Miss Charlotte Wilson asks God for a husband, she decides he must want her to pursue Mr. Hamilton Beckett, the catch of the season.  The only problem?  She’s never actually met Hamilton.  Fortunately, one of her oldest and dearest friends, Mr. Henry St. James—who has returned to New York after a two-year absence—does know Hamilton.  Must to Henry’s chagrin, Charlotte immediately ropes him into helping her meet Hamilton.  However, none of her plans to catch Hamilton’s eye go as she expected, and she is even more confused when her old feelings for Henry being to resurrect themselves.  In the midst of the mayhem Charlotte always seems to cause, she wonders if the gentleman of her dreams might be an entirely different man than she thought.



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  1. Jen Turano writes fun novels. I hope you enjoy this!

    I’m sharing the first line of Maybe It’s You by Christy Hayes on my blog, but I’m currently reading The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers, so I’ll share that first line:

    Roman Valesco climbed the fire escape and swung over the wall onto the flat roof.


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