Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Here is the first line: Francine Howard stepped off the bus into another world. I’ve only read one or two of Ms. Gabhart’s books, so I’m excited to read this one and see what it’s like. Here’s more about the book: These Healing Hills by Ann H. Gabhart Published: September 5th,2017 256 pages Francine Howard has her life all mapped out until the soldier she planned to marry at WWII’s end writes to tell her he’s in love with a woman in England. Devastated, Francine seeks a fresh start in the Appalachian Mountains, training to be a nurse midwife for the Frontier Nursing Service. Deeply affected by the horrors he witnessed at war, Ben Locke has never thought further ahead than making it home to Kentucky. His future shrouded in as much mist as his beloved mountains, he’s at a loss when it comes to envisioning what’s next for his life. When Francine’s and Ben’s paths… Read more »
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Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from My Heart Belongs In Ruby City, Idaho:Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze. Here is the first line: The dimming afternoon sky outside the stagecoach window was thick with flat-topped clouds, but the reverberating crack was no clap of thunder. The books put me in mind of my collection of Love Finds You In series. Those are some fun books and these look like they are too! Here’s more about the book: My Heart Belongs In Ruby City, Idaho: Rebecca’s Plight by Susanne Dietze Published: May 1st,2017 256 pages Is it possible to marry the wrong man? Rebecca Rice was looking forward to a quiet life and a full stomach by becoming mail-order bride to her shopkeeper intended, Mr. Fordham—until the justice of the peace calls him Thaddeus, not Theodore, proceeded by the title Deputy. Rebecca would never marry a lawman like her father, so an annulment seems in order—and fast, since Rebecca’s true intended is impatient to claim her as his own. But when the legalities take… Read more »
Welcome to Stacking The Shelves! Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!
***Today’s my BIRTHDAY!! I’m 30 years young for the 6th time!! Woohoo! I can’t wait to get off work and spend the day reading and blogging (YES this is my hobby, my passion, my love so it’s PERFECT for my birthday!) !! One commenter to this post will be picked to win a print book(s) of their choice from Amazon for up to $15 as a thank you for making this blog a success!*** Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham. Here is the first line: Fortune favored the persistent. The cover alone would have attracted me, but that first line would do the trick too! Here’s more about the book: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham Published: August 29,2017 352 pages In a booming frontier town, a heavenly match may be in store for mail-order brides seeking a fresh start . . . women of strength and spirit who embrace the challenges of life and love in the wild Montana Territory…. Read more »
Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. This week’s first is from Then Came You by Becky Wade. Here is the first line: Sylvie left me today. Really intriguing if you ask me!! Here’s more about the book: Then Came You by Becky Wade Published: March 7,2017 158 pages A leather-bound journal. A single father. A woman in pursuit of freedom. Garner Bradford, heir to the troubled Bradford Shipping empire, doesn’t know much about babies. But he’s going to have to learn fast because he’s just become a single father to his newborn daughter. As he confesses through his journal entries, he’s not entirely sure how to keep a newborn alive, whether or not he’ll ever patch together his shattered heart, or how to forgive himself for his mistakes. Career girl Kathleen Burke is wholly uninterested in settling down. She has big dreams, and none of them include Garner and his small hometown in Washington State. Yet she can’t seem to get her handsome boss out of her head or her heart. There’s something extraordinarily… Read more »
Welcome to First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. So today my First Line Friday will be from Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly. Here is the first line: Emma Cotton stood before the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, marveling at the workmanship required to chisel a replica of the French landmark out of a huge block of ice right in the town square of cozy Mystic Harbor, Massachusetts. Really intriguing if you ask me!! Here’s more about the book: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly Published: January 2014 Beantown is the backdrop when Emma Cotton and Kelly Grace, the owners of Cotton & Grace quilt design shop in Mystic Harbor, Mass., take on the next suspect who may have been involved in the death of their friend Rose. Vanessa Nelson, now an assistant curator at a prestigious Boston art museum, was one of the last to see Rose alive. Now Vanessa is in trouble with the museum, accused of stealing an exquisite painting and dismissed from her position. She seems like the kind of… Read more »
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . Today’s TTT is about our most anticipated books releasing the second half of 2017. This one is going to be hard because I generally like to read alllllllll the pretties! But, here goes! A Name Unknown by Roseanna White The Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter The Beloved Christmas Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter The Return by Suzanne Woods Fisher On Love’s Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson The Queen Of Sheba by Jill Eileen Smith Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt The Proving by Beverly Lewis My Heart Belongs On Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels My Heart Belongs In The Shenandoah Valley by Andrea Boeshaar I am highly anxious to read these all, especially the My Heart Belongs series….I loved the Love Finds You In series and I think these will be just as awesome!. I don’t think they can release fast enough for me! I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings each week by visiting the topics here!
It’s time for First Line Fridays. What is First Line Fridays?? It’s where we share the first line only of a book we are currently reading, or one that is on our shelves. So today my First Line Friday will be from The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter Here is the first line from The Farmer’s Market Mishap: A bone-chilling wind lashed at the trees, scattering bits of debris across the yard. I just finished this book and it was really good! Here’s more about the book: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter Expected Publish Date: June 1, 2017 Return to Amish Country in Topeka, Indiana, and the Hochstetler twin sisters who are pulled apart by life s changes. Elma is living alone for the first time in her life after Thelma married. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Will she remain alone while Thelma moves on to build a family? Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter. Purhase on Amazon My fellow bloggers are also joining the fun… Read more »
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray Expected Publication: July 2017 Pre-Order: Amazon New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County seriesâ€”a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves. Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay… Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesnâ€™t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.Â Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of… Read more »
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . I’m new to this so bear with me. Let’s see what you come up with in YOUR lists too! Happy Reading 🙂 Today’s TTT is about Summer Reads. I’m choosing to list my top 10 books that I want to read this summer. The Cottage At Firefly Lake by Jen Guilfoy Love Story by Karen Kingsbury His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray The Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter Morning Glory by Sarah Jio Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen A Name Unknown by Roseanna White Harper’s Wish by Cerella Sechrist Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand I am highly anxious to read these all….they come with high recommendations from lots of people! I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings each week!