First Line Friday: Tell Her No Lies

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today’s quote is taken from a NetGalley digital galley and may vary from the final, published version.

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I’m traveling today and may not be able to fully participate in First Line Friday, but I couldn’t miss sharing the first lines from Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin.  I am currently reading it as a NetGalley digital galley that I was sent access to in order to feature it on Instagram – today! – as part of a JustReadTours media takeover tour, complete with a tour wide giveaway.

Look for my Instagram post, and posts by other tour hosts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Here are the first lines (and an uncropped version of my Instagram image):

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Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink (quick review)

cowboybodyguard_mentink_loveinspiredsuspenseThe third of four books in Dana Mentink’s Gold Country Cowboys series finally answers the questions about Jack that readers have been left with in the previous books.  Secretly married for seven years to the love of his life, his was an unintentional marriage-in-name-only.  But when Shannon Livingston needs him, Jack is there for her in true Thorn brother fashion. Continue reading

Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin (review)

senddowntherain_martin_thnelsonIn Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin takes the story of a reclusive mountain man, a veteran who has become almost feral in his retreat from society, and turns it into a tale of redemption, of “getting back to good.”  First aiding an immigrant mother and her children to escape abuse, and then his lost love Allie to rebuild her life, the reader follows Joseph on a journey of recovery and reconnection. Continue reading

The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb (review)

themanshemarried_lamb_kensingtonWith an intriguing premise and a solid opening, Cathy Lamb’s new novel has a lot of promise that it mostly delivers on.  While the reader is aware of the events of the first chapter, Natalie Shelton awakes several days later to the aftermath with no memory of the morning she learned that her husband has a past that is now a threat to her.  A woman who prioritizes safety in all aspects of her life, Natalie hears everything from her “coma coffin” as various friends, family, and medical personnel talk to her and about her. Continue reading

First Line Friday: A Southern Season

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today’s quote is taken from a finished copy I voluntarily received for review.  

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For the second Friday in a row, I am featuring a book that I received for an Instagram tour in collaboration with Just Read Tours.  A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Linda W. Yezak, Claire Fullerton, Ane Mulligan is a group of four contemporary Southern stories.  The tour, complete with a tour-wide giveaway, begins Monday so be sure to check out @justreadtours on Instagram and the other stops.

Here is the first line from the first story, Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak:

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First Line Friday: The Love Letter

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today’s featured book is a review copy I received for free from Thomas Nelson & Zondervan’s Fiction Guild.
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I don’t usually open a book expecting not to like it but this is a dual timeline connected by a letter and I just wasn’t feeling it, despite the Revolutionary War setting of the early timeline.  Then I read the first lines of the prologue and it was such an exciting start that I did not want to stop.  But, when I read the first lines of the first chapter, I was surprised by a completely different reaction – I burst out laughing!

So I hope you understand why I needed to share more than just a single line today.  Here they are, the first lines from chapter one of The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck:

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