You know when you are reading and you hit a line that sums up the whole feeling of the book? Readers regularly post their favorite lines to Facebook, and there is usually a consensus at to which is quintessentially that book.
“I believe in love at first meaningful conversation.”
“It was so entertaining to watch her children think. No one ever told you that when you become a parent, how much fun it was to watch them do the quietest things.”
“Nonsense. It’s the long stories which are usually the most interesting. Besides, if this “story” has actually brought you into the ranks of polite society, it must involve a female. And that means, of course, that I’m terribly interested.”
“All my prisons are comfortable,” Poppy muttered. But they were prisons, nonetheless.
“Never take the credit,” Claire Hotchkiss had told her. “You’ll accomplish far more if you let him think he is the smartest, bravest, most powerful man in creation.”
“I have a secret, Lady Olivia,” he whispered, leaning down just as far as he could without breaking the bounds of propriety. “I don’t like you either.”
“I thought it was a lady’s prerogative to change her mind,” he said.
“It’s a lady’s prerogative to do anything she wants,” Francesca said pertly.
“I can’t help it. I’m a romantic.” He shrugged. “It does get one in trouble from time to time…”
“I’m not a hero,” he said darkly. “You’d do well to remember that.”
“Love is blind,” Harriet quipped.
“But not illiterate,” Elizabeth retorted.