First Line Friday: Tell Her No Lies

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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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

The Seven Trilogy Spotlight (Giveaway closed)

The Seven Trilogy

We are celebrating these gorgeous new covers for the Seven trilogy by Sara Davison, with a blog blitz and giveaway hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOKS

The End Begins - final coverTitle: The End Begins (Seven Trilogy #1)
Author: Sara Davison
Publisher: Ashberry Lane/WhiteFire Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense

One of them is a prisoner and one of them is free. The same one.

Bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly and Army Captain Jesse Christensen are on opposite sides of a battle. When martial law is declared, Jesse and his platoon are sent to Meryn’s city to keep an eye on the Christians and make sure they are not stepping outside of the confines of the law.

Fiery and quick-tempered, Meryn chafes under the curfew and other restrictions to her freedom. Jesse is equally amused, intrigued, and terrified by her spirit, knowing she could find herself in prison if she shows defiance to the wrong soldier.

His worst fears are realized when she commits a crime he cannot protect her from. Now they both face an uncertain future, and the very real threat of losing everything, including their lives. With time running out, Jesse works feverishly to convince the authorities to show leniency to Meryn. And to convince her that love can overcome any barrier that lies between them.

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First Line Friday: The End Begins (with bonus mini review)

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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Though I’m a long time fan of Science Fiction, Dystopians, and Inspirational Romance with a recently discovered love of Romantic Suspense, I did not think I’d really enjoy an End Times setting for an Inspirational Romance.  But I did.  I really, really did.

The End Begins by Sara Davison is the story of an outspoken bookseller who refuses to abandon her faith as Canadian law first makes owning a Bible an act of terrorism, then re-instates corporal punishment while removing the ban on applying it to women.  It is also the story of a conflicted officer of the Canadian Army, who is immediately drawn to Meryn O’Reilly, and the danger they both face from enemies close to them.

Though the danger is immediate and unrelenting, this is a medium paced novel, with time for a relationship to begin to grow.  Meryn and Jesse are both interesting characters, and as they struggle with the increasing danger of the situation and Jesse grapples with his faith, I found myself engrossed in their story.  Written in a highly readable style, this was a quick read that I didn’t want to put down.

It is sometimes fiction books like this that point out how easily and quickly a government and a country can slide into seemingly benign evil.  I’m curious to learn more about these characters and looking forward to seeing where they, and their country, go in the next two books of the trilogy.  Here is the first line from The End Begins:

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First Line Friday: A Southern Season

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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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: Lady of a Thousand Treasures

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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

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With a theme of “favorite genre” this week, I had to make a choice between Historical Fiction and Science Fiction, and there were too many books I wanted to share!  So, I decided to feature Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd (The Victorian Ladies Series, book 1). Out October 9th from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., I received a NetGalley digital galley to feature on Instagram 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 on October 9, 2018.

Here is the first line (and the rather lovely cover):

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First Line Friday: The Love Letter

Welcome to First Line Friday,

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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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