First Line Friday–The Man He Never Was

Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today’s featured book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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It’s Good Friday, and with Easter approaching the lovely ladies at hoardingbooksblog have chosen it as the theme!  I was unsure what book to share, but as I started to read a new book today, it occurred to me within the first ten chapters that it just might work…or not.

So today I’ll be sharing, however unlikely this may seem, from a modern version of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, February 2018) .

The main character, Toren Daniels, has just woken in a strange room, unaware that eight months have passed.  He is quickly aware, however, that he seems to be a changed man.  A new man.  And as the story goes on, his reappearance is referred to as a resurrection several times.

Here’s the first line:

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Then Came You by Becky Wade (novella review)

thencameyou_wade.jpgHaving read the first of the Bradford Sisters Romance novels, True to You, that follows this prequel novella, I thought I was prepared.  I thought I had a good idea of what to expect.  Perhaps I didn’t pay close enough attention to the references to the parents of the three sisters and their circumstances, but I was unprepared for the rawness of this story. Continue reading

Mail Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark (review)

mailorderbrideswitch_clark_harlequinGarret has to be married or lose his hotel, according to the agreement he signed with the town’s founder.  Instead of the woman he sent for as maid, cook, and wife in name only, a rather unskilled socialite arrives.  This just before a major snowstorm, stranding passengers and filling his new hotel…with only the two of them for staff.

Virginia switched places with her maid, Millie, and is on the run from her father and the cruel man he has approved to be her fiancé.  She quickly learns that watching someone else do the work of a maid and cook does not equip her at all for the reality of the work.   Continue reading

Accidental Family by Lisa Bingham (review)

accidentalfamily_bingham_harlequin.jpgLay preacher/demolition lead with a Scotts burr in a mining camp where women are banned meets spunky orphan in almost immediate marriage of convenience, so they can both care for the twins they’ve claimed as their own, but the twins are in imminent danger from unseen villains?  Yes, please.  Except, there were almost too many issues to simply let go of and enjoy a few hours of Historical Fiction. Continue reading