First Line Fridays — A Christmas to Remember + giveaway

Hi, reader friends! We are quickly approaching the holiday season! Do you need a little encouragement to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping? Here is a bargain collection of novellas to put you in a merry mood!

A Christmas to Remember

Eight Christian Romances Celebrating the Gift of Christmas
by Kimberly Rose Johnson, Valerie Comer, Elizabeth Maddrey, Ginger Solomon, Lindi Peterson, Julie Arduini, Deb Kastner, Janet W. Ferguson

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Until I Met You
by Kimberly Rose Johnson

Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.

 

The Cowboy’s Christmas Reunion
by Valerie Comer

“So how many households does that make?” Kade Delgado shifted his sleeping toddler in his arms but Jericho snored on.

 

Hope for Christmas
by Elizabeth Maddrey

Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

 

Can’t Live Without You
by Ginger Solomon

Clarissa Harding entered the cafe for her meeting with her lifelong friends.

 

Beautiful Heart of His
by Lindi Peterson

Pink is my favorite color. But not when it’s a slip of paper handed to you by your boss.

 

Restoring Christmas
by Julie Arduini

If Holly Christmas’ heart was in charge, returning to Geneseo Valley never would have happened.

 

The Cowgirl’s Christmas Gift
by Deb Kastner

Maisey Gray stood stock still, her posture relaxed but her heart racing.

 

Falling for Grace
by Janet W. Ferguson

It was finally over. Like some kind of cruel joke, mile after mile of long rays of Florida sunlight splashed across the steering wheel of the Toyota Camry, highlighting Grace Logan’s empty ring finger.

 

I spy some of my favorite authors and after those lines, I have a feeling I’ll be adding more favorites to my list!!! I already purchased and downloaded a copy of this collection and I’m looking forward to snuggling up with a cozy blanket and my Kindle!

 

Giveaway

Two readers will each win a surprise paperback from an Inspy Romance A Christmas To Remember collection author.

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First Line Fridays – Skip Rock Shallows

Happy Fall!

Autumn is my FAVORITE time of year. And I am 100% in the depths of fall here! TIme to snuggle up with a cozy blanket, steaming warm drink, slippers, and a BOOK! (Always a book.) What book is on the top of your Fall TBR?

Happy Reading!

Today’s first line is from…

Skip Rock Shallows
Jan Watson

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1908
Stanley James knew there’d been an accident before the blast of the whistle shattered the stillness of the morning.

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First Line Fridays — Special Edition — Love Remains

FLF Fall

Welcome to today’s special edition: favorite genre!

Today’s First Line comes from

Love Remains

by Sarah M. Eden.

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My First Line:

August 1871

Hope Springs, Wyoming Territory

On the night of his thirtieth birthday, Tavish O’Conner resigned himself to a life of eternal bachelorhood.

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First Line Fridays — Shelter of the Most High

Hello, reader friends! Today’s featured first line is straight from my mailbox! Who doesn’t love book mail, right?!

Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette

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The pulse of the sea pressed me forward, urging my body deeper into its embrace.

 

Isn’t that a beautiful word picture?! I’m so excited to dive into this story!

 

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Reminder…

Next week’s special edition is for your favorite genre!

First Line Fridays — The Ornament Keeper + giveaway

Hi, reader friends! Happy Friday! Today, we’re participating in a JustRead blog tour for a Christmas novella so be sure to check out all the info below and enter the tour-wide giveaway!

About the Book

Title: The Ornament Keeper
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Release Date: September 24, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Holiday

Award-winning author Eva Marie Everson wraps up a Christmas story of hope, love, and forgiveness just in time for the holidays.

The Ornament Keeper, a contemporary Christmas novella, features Felicia and Jackson Morgan who are spending their first Christmas apart after twenty years of marriage. But a lifetime of gifted ornaments helps Felicia piece together the story of their marriage and the one mistake of unforgiveness she made before they said, “I do.”

Can these memory-filled ornaments reunite this family before Christmas? Only time will tell.

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I pushed the Keurig lever down on a decaf dark roast pod. “I’ve made a decision,” I said, hoping my voice sounded as sure as I wanted it to. Because I had. More or less. Sort of.

 

About the Author

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

 

Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a print copy of The Ornament Keeper, and an ornament handpicked by the author.

Click image above or enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

Giveaway will begin at midnight September 17, 2018 and last through 11:59pm September 24, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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First Line Fridays – The Read-Aloud Family

Happy Friday!

I love where I live! The mornings require jackets…In the afternoons you need shorts and the a/c turned on. School starts and a new year of imparting my love of books to my children begins. This week I chose to feature a nonfiction *GASP* book.

I am SO excited about this book. And I hope you can get your hands on it.

Happy Reading!

Today’s first line is from…

The Read-Aloud Family:
Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Sarah Mackenzie

The Read-Aloud Family

It was just an ordinary Tuesday, really, but it turned out to be so much more than that.

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Special Edition Reminder: Next week is Holiday Grab Bag!

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First Line Fridays — Murder at the Flamingo

FLF Fall

Today’s First Line comes from

Murder at the Flamingo

by Rachel McMillan.

Murder at the Flaming

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My first line:

Heartbeat, Hamish. Assess your surroundings. Acknowledge the trigger point. Assure a corner for quick retreat before the symptoms draw attention.

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First Line Fridays – Daughter of Silk

Hello, dear friends! Happy Friday! TOMORROW is our very own Rachel’s BIRTHDAY (yay!) so today I’m celebrating HER with one of her very fave books (and one I haven’t read yet – oops!)

Daughter of Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin

daughter of silk

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Marquis Fabien De Vendome stood on the open balustrade of the royal palais chateau at Chambord, resting his muscled shoulder against the broad marble embrasure.

Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!

We love you!

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First Line Fridays — Becoming the Talbot Sisters

Hello, reader friends! Happy Friday! Have you read any books by new to you authors lately? Today’s featured first line is from a new to me author from my to-be-read stack. I’m hoping to make my way to this book soon! What will you be reading this weekend?

Becoming the Talbot Sisters by Rachel Linden

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Waverly Talbot gritted her teeth and smiled brightly for the television camera.

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First Line Fridays – Special Edition – Where the Fire Falls

Happy Friday my friends!

Today’s special edition is the First Line from an author whose books you haven’t read yet. I am sharing a book by Karen Barnett that I recently won in a giveaway. I am super excited to read this series! I can’t believe I haven’t read any of Karen’s books yet! Eeep! – Rach

Today’s First Line comes from

Where the Fire Falls

by Karen Barnett

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July 2, 1929
Sacramento, California
Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted–with bold, broad strokes.

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