Category: Weekly Memes

Jun 16
#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham

#FirstLineFridays: The Promise Bride by Gina Welborn/Becca Whitham

***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 »

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Jun 09
#FirstLineFridays: Then Came You By Becky Wade

#FirstLineFridays: Then Came You By Becky Wade

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 »

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Jun 02
#FirstLineFridays: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly

#FirstLineFridays: Innocent Until Proven Quilty by Donna Kelly

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 »

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May 30
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

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!

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May 26
#FirstLineFridays: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

#FirstLineFridays: The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

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 »

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May 24
Waiting On Wednesday 5-24-2017

Waiting On Wednesday 5-24-2017

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 series—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 doesn’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. Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of… Read more »

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May 23
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books On My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books On My Summer TBR List

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!

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May 19
#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

#FirstLineFridays: Driver Confessional by David Winters

I joined a new weekly meme last week called 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 Driver Confessional by David Winters.  Here is the first line of Driver Confessional:  The black American-made sedan rolled up in front of the Palm Restaurant near the campus of George Washington University. I know. It’s not a long first line, but it’s one of the books I’m currently reading and so far it’s really good! Here’s more about the book: Driver Confession by David Winters Published: May 1,2017 A Washington Uber driver takes his faith to work, encouraging clients to share their problems as he drives to their destinations. His part-time job takes a left turn when a mysterious woman confesses her involvement in an international plot involving nuclear materials, Russian terrorists and a certain Senator. Purhase on Amazon  My fellow bloggers are also joining the fun this week for First Line Fridays. Why don’t you stop by and see their posts too?  Bibliophile Reviews Bookworm Mama Encouraging Words from the Tea… Read more »

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May 17
Waiting On Wednesday 5-17-17

Waiting On Wednesday 5-17-17

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. French Fried by Kylie Logan Expected Publication: June 2017 Pre-Order: Amazon Poison du Jour The Statue of Liberty is 130 years old, and for the struggling residents of Hubbard, Ohio, any opportunity to bring in tourists is reason enough for a celebration. Laurel Inwood and her aunt, Sophie, are pitching in. Sophie’s Terminal at the Tracks, a former greasy spoon turned charming ethnic eatery, will be offering French cuisine for the entire week.   For expert help with their quiche and escargot, the ladies turn to Raquel “Rocky” Arnaud, a former French chef and friend of Sophie. What looks like a match made in heaven turns rank as quickly as buttermilk on a summer’s day. Rocky turns up dead and when her nightly red wine shows notes of oak, cinnamon, and poison, Laurel turns from souffle to sleuth.   INCLUDES A RECIPE Why Wait? Because I love cozies! I am always on the look out for more cozy mysteries and this one just sounds super intriguing and cute! I can’t wait to read it.    How about? What are YOU… Read more »

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May 16
Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Love Inspired Books About Motherhood Journeys

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Love Inspired Books About Motherhood Journeys

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish . This is my first post for it, but I’m going to try my hand at it. Let’s see what you come up with in YOUR lists too! Happy Reading 🙂 Today’s TTT is about Mother’s Day. I’m choosing to list my top 10 Love Inspired Books that are about new moms, adoptive moms, etc. I love these lines of books and books with the sweet kids that steal the mamas hearts are always the best! So. here they are in no particular order: Somebody’s Baby by Annie Jones A Soldier’s Promise by Cheryl Wyatt Mission: Motherhood by Marta Perry A Texas Thanksgiving by Margaret Daley Ready-Made Family by Cheryl Wyatt A Family For Thanksgiving by Patricia Davids A Mother’s Gift by Arlene James, Kathryn Springer Baby Makes A Match by Arlene James Accidental Mom by Loree Lough Second Chance Mom by Mary Kate Holder These are just a small portion of my favorite Love Inspired books that portray moms, adoptive, honorary or birth, and I highly recommend them all! And I hope that you will join us in Top Ten Tuesday for more great postings… Read more »

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