FIRST LINE FRIDAY — Maid to Match

Happy Friday, friends. What are you reading this week? It’s time to share our first lines!

Today I’m drawing a book off my bookshelf that I’ve had for awhile now. I love Deeanne Gist’s books and was excited to find this on sale for $2.00! What a bargain! πŸ™‚ I’m in the middle of reading it right now.

Ready for the first line? πŸ™‚

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The Writer Behind the Words — Ruthie Burrell

Writer Behind the Words

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Ruthie Burrell is a writer, blogger, and storyteller who loves stories for their power to soften hearts, inspire people to hope and action, and reveal truth in new and unexpected ways. She currently serves as the Director of Biography at FamilyArc, a company that helps families share their stories and values. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends at coffee shops, traveling to new places, and volunteering with a local after-school program.

She’d love to connect with you on her blog (ruthanneburrell.com/blog) or through social media (Ruth Anne Burrell on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)!

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Charming the Troublemaker REVIEW & FIRST LINE FRIDAY

Today my “First Line Friday” is extra fun! I’m also sharing my review for “Charming the Troublemaker” AND there’s a GIVEAWAY!! Thanks to Pepper, one of you lucky readers will win a free ebook copy of her new release. You’re going to LOVE it! πŸ™‚

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Interview with Denise Hunter & GIVEAWAY

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of 30 contemporary romances. In 2016 two of Denise’s novels, The Convenient Groom and A December Bride, aired as Hallmark Original movies. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, playing drums, and reading as much as humanly possible. After raising 3 boys in Indiana, she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest.

Visit her at https://www.denisehunterbooks.com/

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY — The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Happy Friday, friends. What are you reading this week? It’s time to share our first lines!

I got this book for my Mom for her birthday. We both love Beth Moore’s studies and were excited to see she’d written a novel. After she read it, she passed it along for me to read. Can’t wait to start it soon!

Ready for the first line? πŸ™‚

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Interview with Jen Turano & GIVEAWAY

JenTuranoA USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jen Turano has written the critically acclaimed Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as well as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist.Β  It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, and will be followed by a new four-book series, Apart from the Crowd. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for the college life. She can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jenturanoauthor/ or visit her on the web at www.jenturano.com. She is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency. Her books may be found in fine bookstores, or follow the Baker House Publishing link to find additional places to purchase her work – http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/authors/jen-turano/1761

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Lady Jayne Disappears – My Review

Don’t you just love discovering new favorite authors? Well, I think I just found another favorite of mine in Joanna Davidson Politano! Within minutes of starting β€œLady Jayne Disappears” I knew I was in for an adventure and it took me far beyond my expectations. Friends, this is a beautiful story I highly recommend.

My heart instantly connected with Aurelie and her writing ways. Her compassion and honesty made her a beautiful heroine, inside and out. The secretive house and its complicated residents added great tension to the story. And the romance was so….. romantic. πŸ˜‰ I loved how one houseguest offered our leading lady his honesty and friendship. He was a light in the shadows of Lynhurst Manor. Read more ›

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY — Unraveling

Happy Friday, friends. What are you reading this week? It’s time to share our first lines!

I was so excited to see this book below go on sale this week. After reading the first book in the Unblemished Trilogy, I HAD to know what happened next. This isn’t my typical genre to read, but I’m so glad that I stepped out of my familiar favorites and gave it a try.

*NOTE: Unraveling isn’t really a stand-alone novel, though. You’ll definitely want to start with Unblemished first, but they’re both amazing!

Ready for the first line? πŸ™‚

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The Writer Behind the Words — Casey Herringshaw

Writer Behind the Words

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Casey Herringshaw is a homeschool graduate and has been writing since high school. She is a rural Eastern Oregon transplant into the oh-so-large city of Colorado Springs, where she lives her dream stalkingβ€”er visiting with her favorite Colorado authors. Taking the stories God has placed on her heart is one scary and invigorating journey, but one she wouldn’t want to trade for something more mundane and boring like cleaning her apartment (which is in part of a home built in 1904β€”not to make anyone jealous though). Casey is a member of ACFW and their Carol Award Coordinator. You can connect with her through her personal blog, Writing for Christ, or her group blog, The Writers Alley.

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY — The Story of With

It’s time for “First Line Fridays” again. πŸ™‚ Last night, I just finished the book I’m about to share with you and I’m still thinking about it this morning. Love those books that stay with you.

*Don’t forget… you can join in on the weekly fun by grabbing the book nearest to you and leaving a comment with the first line. I can’t wait to hear what you’re reading!

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