I found a group of new players who'd like to try D&D and obviously I'd start with Lost Mines of Phandelven as their first adventure....but what after that? It's a nice module, but a bit short.

I have Hoard of the Dragon Queen at hand and I've already DMd it once. Considering that the players will end Lost Mines about level 4 they would be at a good lvl to start HoDQ, BUT...I'm not sure if they would enjoy that story...

I've been considering also Curse of Strhad and Dragons Heist...what are your thoughs on these modules?