First Line Friday: Freedom’s Light

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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I finally read my first Colleen Coble novel this week!

I love discovering new authors when it is their debut and when they are new-to-me and have a backlist of books.  In a way, Freedom’s Light by  Colleen Coble is both.  It is my first read of an author with a daunting backlist and it is an early story that, according to the note from the author, was part of her journey to publication but has been waiting eighteen years for it’s own debut.  And I love that!

I reviewed it earlier this week, but today I’m sharing the first line – and I’m holding back, since the first few pages are among my favorites of this Revolutionary War novel.  Here it is: Continue reading


Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble (review)

freedomslight_coble_thnelsonFans of Colleen Coble are in for a treat with the publication of this early novel, as are those with a taste for stories set in the American Revolution but reminiscent of Victorian melodrama, with sin leading to death and madness. Continue reading

The Christmas Heirloom: Four Novellas of Love Through the Generations by Karen Witemeyer, Sarah Loudin Thomas, Kristi Ann Hunter, Becky Wade (review)

9780764230783.jpgWhen four talented writers of Historical and Contemporary Christian Romance get together and write four novellas connected by a piece of jewelry that is handed down from generation to generation, the expectations can be high.  The Christmas Heirloom lives up to this expectations.

As the luckenbooth broach comes into each story, the reader experiences a new generation and their troubles. Continue reading

Daisy’s Search for Freedom by Bertha Schwartz (review)

daisyssearchforfreedom_schwartz_ambassadorintl.jpgFirst in a series of historical fiction novels for Middle Grade to Young Adult readers, Daisy’s Search for Freedom is sure to appeal to those interested in American history, the Underground Railroad, and the experience of younger people in the mid 1800’s.

As a house slave, Daisy is subject to the whims of others, so when an outing exposes her to new dangers she quickly finds herself sent on a journey with perils of it’s own.  Traveling with a young boy, Daisy takes the reader along with her as danger continues to nip at her heels. Continue reading

First Line Friday: Lost Christmas Memories

Welcome to First Line Friday,

hosted by Hoarding Books.


Lost Christmas Memories by Dana Mentink is the fourth in the Gold Country Cowboys series from Love Inspired Suspense, and though I’ve only read the first 6% of the ebook, I can already tell you it definitely has two things in common with the rest of the series:  A Thorne brother and a high action start with the heroine in imminent danger.

A witness with amnesia

Can she trust this Gold Country Cowboy with her life?

Tracy Wilson witnessed a murder—but after a head injury, she can’t remember what she saw. Now someone plans to silence her for good, and only cowboy Keegan Thorn believes her. With a killer after her at Christmas, Tracy is running out of time to remember…and falling dangerously hard for the cowboy who could break her heart.

Here is the first line:

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