First Line Fridays (9/22/17) The Reluctant Guardian

Welcome to another Friday and a fun chance to share a first line of any book you choose. A book you just finished, a book you are looking forward to reading soon, maybe even a book that you enjoyed many years ago.  Click here to enter this week’s giveaway.

I’m so happy to be sharing with you a book I just recently finished reading. The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze. If you haven’t yet read this fantastic story, run to your nearest book seller and grab a copy. You won’t want to miss this book! Click here to read my review.

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When Gemma Lyfeld inadvertently interrupts a dangerous smuggling operation in her English village, she’s rescued by a mysterious Scottish spy. Now with criminals after her and her hopes for an expected marriage proposal recently dashed, she will make her society debut in London. But not without the man tasked with protecting her…

Covert government agent Tavin Knox must keep Gemma safe from the criminals who think she can identify them—a mission he never wanted. But as he escorts her and her rascally nephews around London, the lovely English lass proves braver than he ever imagined. Suddenly, the spy who works alone has one Season to become the family man he never dreamed he’d be.

This week the first line can be found in the photo below. Enjoy!

Hampshire, England, 1817

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //  A Brighter Destiny // Sprinkles and Pink //

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First Line Friday’s (9/15/17) An Inconvenient Beauty

Welcome to another edition of “First Line Friday”. I do so enjoy sharing with you and hearing what books you are reading. Make sure that you stop at my friends blogs also to see what books they are featuring.

This week I’m featuring the recently released ‘An Inconvenient Beauty’ by Kristi Ann Hunter. I’m sure you are no stranger to her fabulous regency novels. However, if you haven’t read her books yet, you may wish to read my review (click here).

 

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Eton College, Berkshire, England, 1797

The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soon, leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.

 

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //  A Brighter Destiny // Sprinkles and Pink //

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First Line Friday’s (9/8/17) The Case of the Clobbered Cad

Welcome to Friday and a chance to share the first line of a book that you are either reading or a book that you are planning to read soon.

This week I am choosing to feature a book that I finished a little bit ago (watch for my full review coming soon).

The Case of the Clobbered Cad is the first book from Debra E. Marvin that I have had the pleasure to read, and I’ll be going back for more of Debra’s books soon!

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Edinburgh, Scotland 1956

Heather Munro gazed down Victoria street so long, she became another gray-suited statue along the Royal Mile.

 

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //  A Brighter Destiny // Sprinkles and Pink //

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First Line Friday’s (9/1/17) Many Sparrows

Welcome to the first Friday of a new month!  In case you missed it, this week was the release of Many Sparrows. This stunning book zoomed right to the top of my favorites list. To read my full review (click here).

I had the great pleasure this week to visit with author Lori Benton here on my blog. Don’t miss reading the full interview & entering the giveaway (click here)

 

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May 1, 1774
Ohio River, Near Yellow Creek

Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now.

 

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima // A Brighter Destiny //

 

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First Line Fridays (8/25/17) Vow Unbroken

I don’t know about you, but for me Friday’s are busy! The good news is that all that by the end of the day on Friday we can hopefully relax and put up our feet for a bit. It kind of makes the weekend all that more enjoyable.

This Friday I’m happy to be featuring a new-to-me (this year) author, Caryl McAdoo. Earlier this month I had the privilege to read ‘Vow Unbroken’. Please make sure to enter the giveaway (click here)!

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This book will take you on a journey that you heart won’t soon forget. Filled with sigh-worthy tender moments as well as heart pumping action that will keep you turning pages long into the night. (see full review here)

Ok, so this isn’t the first line, I just had to share another favorite line from this wonderful book. Make sure to see the first line below!

Be sure to check out the author interview with Caryl McAdoo and enter the giveaway!

 

 

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He took the pinch of cotton Sue offered and rubbed it between his short, pudgy fingers. “I’m truly sorry, Mis’ess Baylor. Two cents is all I can pay.”

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //

 

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First Line Friday (8/18/17) The Promise of Breeze Hill (A Natchez Trace Novel)

Welcome to this week’s edition of First Line Friday’s!  I hope you have had an enjoyable week, and that you have some fun plans for the weekend.

Today, for First Line Friday I’m sharing with you the first line from ‘The Promise of Breeze Hill (A Natchez Trace Novel)’ by Pam Hillman

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If you haven’t already, you can read my full review here.

 

 

 

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Natches, Under-the-Hill on the Mississippi River
May 1791

Connor O’Shea braced his boots against the auction block and glared at the crowd gathered on the landing.

 

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With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //
Book Reviews by Tima //

 

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First Line Fridays (8/11/2017): Freedom’s Ring

Welcome to this week’s edition of First Line Friday! It is always fun to hear from you and find out what you are currently reading. While you are here don’t forget to enter the current Giveaway that is running this week (click here).

This week I’m featuring Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli
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A fast-paced story with a dual-timeline. This book has something for everyone.

Perhaps Brad says it best when he told Anaya “…its some sort of exhilarating ride that I never want to get off of.”

See my full review (click here)

 

 

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Boston
Patriots’ Day, 2013

Death’s threshold overwhelmed me in a swell of instant silence and intense heat.

 

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With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes // Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton // The Christian Fiction Girl //

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First Line Fridays (8/4/17) To Wager Her Heart

Here we are, the first Friday in August! Is it just me or is summer just flying by?  Make sure you enter the giveaway running this week (click here) for a author signed, printed copy of ‘A Name Unknown‘ by Roseanna White.

Today I’m happy to be featuring ‘To Wager Her Heart’ by Tamera Alexander. This wonderful book is scheduled for release August 8, 2017.  Don’t miss my review (click here).

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Nashville, Tennessee
August 9, 1871

Alexandra Jamison had always wanted a sister.

 

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As a special bonus from Tamera Alexander you can start reading ‘To Wager Her Heart’ early by visiting Tamera’s web page.

(or clicking here)

 

 

 

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Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton //

Please give a warm welcome to our newest member Nichole Santana. You can find her blog and First Line Friday feature at: The Christian Fiction Girl

 

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First Line Friday’s (7/28/17) My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho

It’s Friday and that means it’s time to share a First Line! It is always fun to hear from you and discover new books, or revisit old favorites.

Today I’m choosing to feature ‘My Heart Belongs in Ruby City, Idaho (Rebecca’s Plight)’ by Susanne Dietze. As you may remember I reviewed this fantastic book a few months ago. For those that may have missed it, you can read my review by clicking here.  If you haven’t yet picked up this book, I would like to encourage you to do so. Rebecca is a mail order bride who ends up married to the wrong groom. It is a fun book to read!

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Owyhee County, Idaho Territory
May 1866

The dimming afternoon sky outside the stagecoach window was thick with flat-topped clouds, but the reverberating crack was no clap of thunder.

 

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Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads //
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker // Iola Goulton //

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First Line Fridays (7/21/17) Love’s Unfading Light (Eagle Harbor #1)

Happy Friday! July is speeding by and before we know it August will be here. I hope that you are finding time to enjoy your summer.

This week I’m featuring a book I read a few months ago ‘Love’s Unfading Light’ by Naomi Rawlings. You can read my review here. The digital book is currently free for download on Amazon! I have really enjoyed reading the Eagle Harbor series. Now is a great time to get started reading this delightful story!

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Eagle Harbor, Michigan
June 1880

“I said no.” Tressa Danell scowled at Finley McGabe, who’s rancid breath wheezed across the bakery counter that stood between them.

 

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Bookworm Mamma // Robin’s Nest // All the Book Blog Names are Taken //
Faithfully Bookish // Radiant Light // Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen //
With A Joyful Noise // Kathleen Denly // Romances of the Cross // Jane Reads //
Singing Librarian // Moments Dipped In Ink // A Baker’s Perspective //
Lauraine’s Notes //Moments Dipped In Ink // Molly’s Cafinated Reads

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