First Line Fridays — Ashes on the Moor

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Today’s first line is from

Ashes on the Moor

by Sarah M. Eden.

Ashes on the Moor

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My First Line:

Petersmarch, Cambridgeshire, September 1871

Through a thick fog of grief, Evangaline Blake suffered the blow of each clang of the distant funeral bells.

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First Line Fridays – No One Ever Asked

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Happy Friday! Welcome to First Line Fridays with Hoarding Books!

Today’s first line comes from Katie Ganshert’s powerful new novel, No One Ever Asked.

no one ever asked

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“An earthquake started it.”

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First Line Fridays — Amongst the Roses

Hello, reader friends!

We’re celebrating wishing for flowers (and spring!) with a special edition of First Line Fridays!

Fans of Civil War fiction will especially enjoy today’s featured April release.

 

Amongst the Roses by Meghan M. Gorecki

Amongst the Roses by Meghan M. Gorecki Goodreads | Amazon 

 

April 12, 1861

“Papa’s home!” A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.

 

 

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First Line Fridays – A Stray Drop of Blood

It’s Good Friday!

What an honor it is to be able to celebrate Jesus this weekend! While today represents such a dark day, we know what comes next…Resurrection Day!

Today’s first line comes from one of Roseanna White’s Biblical books. This particular book takes place around the trial of Jesus. The trial that sentenced him to death. I have not read this book yet, but I am looking forward to it.

A Stray Drop of Blood by Roseanna M. White

A Stray Drop of Blood

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“Abigail’s tears were unneeded.”

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First Line Fridays — The Lion and the Lamb

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Today’s first line is from

The Lion and the Lamb:

the Holocaust story of a powerful Nazi leader and a Dutch resistance worker

by Charles Causey.

The Lion and the Lamb

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My First Line:

Albert speer sat on the floor os his living room surrounded by recently discarded Christmas wrapping paper.

 

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St. Patrick's Day special edition of First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

First Line Fridays — A Passion Most Pure

Hello, reader friends!
We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a special edition of First Line Fridays!

Obviously, the first book to pop into my head for St. Patty’s features a big, beautiful green spine AND one of my favorite fictional families with Irish roots, the O’Connors!

No pinching allowed as we spread the luck of the Irish via books and first lines! Let’s paint the shelves green… or fill them with green books! Yeah, let’s do that!

 

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman

A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Christian Book

Boston, Massachusetts, Late Summer, 1916

Sisters are overrated, she decided. Not all of them, of course, only the beautiful ones who never let you forget it.

 

You’re invited…

Join author Julie Lessman on her Facebook page for a special St. Patrick’s Day Facebook Live
on March 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10:00 a.m. Pacific!

In addition to a special free ebook sale, Julie is giving away one prize: winner’s choice of a $25 Amazon gift card OR 3 signed paperback copies (or ebooks) of ANY of her series: The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, Heart of San Francisco, or Isle of Hope.

Go to Julie Lessman’s Author Facebook Page

 

 

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First Line Fridays: Among the Crepe Myrtles (Mini-Interview & Giveaway!)

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Happy Friday, reading friends! Today we have a first line, a mini-interview and a giveaway! High-fives all around 😀

Today’s first line is from

among the crepe myrtles

Among the Crepe Myrtles
by Kim Williams

1916
Commerce, Texas

“Two days ago he was a husband.”

Amazon | Goodreads

Intriguing first line! Makes me want to read more, how about you?

We’re also honored to have Kim Williams stopping by for a chat today. Please join us in welcoming her to Hoarding Books!

Hi Kim! We want to know… which books/authors do YOU hoard?

Kim: I am so glad I wasn’t limited to one author in this question! I read leadership, children’s ministry, spiritual growth, and parenting books for my ministry job. My shelves are filled at work. Personally speaking, I have been a book hoarder since childhood. I tried to purchase and read as many of the classics as I could as a teen, and later used those to start my personal library in my classroom when I taught school. My son, a lit and comp teacher, inherited my book hoarding gene. At this point in life, I read primarily Christian Fiction, especially Historical Christian Fiction. I especially enjoy Kristy Cambron, Kate Breslin, Cathy Golhke, Elizabeth Camden, and Sarah Sundin. I definitely hoard their books. Author LN Cronk, who writes in the YA genre and for whom I have beta read, encouraged me to put my own words onto paper. I hesitantly gave in to buying ebooks so that I could carry my hoard of books with me (current hoard is 273), but I love the feel of a book, so I end up purchasing many in paperback. I shamelessly read my favorite books many times over.

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Carrie: Let’s not talk about how many ebooks I’m hoarding on my Kindle…

Do you have a favorite reading spot?

Kim: The beach. Ha! Since I don’t live anywhere near a beach, my favorite spot is a cozy couch in my den overlooking my backyard.

Carrie: A fair substitute 🙂

Tell us a little bit about Among the Crepe Myrtles.

Kim: A few years back, my family had gathered to celebrate my parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary. At dinner, my cousin began talking about letters she had found in her deceased mother’s things. These letters were written by my great grandfather to my great grandmother. I found them heart wrenching when I read them. They were letters of a husband begging to be forgiven by his wife and asking to be reunited with her and their child. The story of my great grandparents’ romance and tragedy remained locked in their generation. What I do know is that the forgiveness never took place. Among theCrepe Myrtles is a fiction story based on the emotions in the letters. The foundation of the story is the need most anyone can relate to — the need to forgive and to be forgiven. The story points to ultimate forgiveness through Christ. The setting is rural Texas during the mid 1900’s.

Carrie: Wow! What a moving story-behind-the-story!

What can you tell us about the next installment of the Letters to Layton series?

Kim: I am so excited about the next book in the series. The story picks up exactly where Among the Crepe Myrtles leaves off. Readers will further get to know the inner struggles of the characters as they continue to face what life gives them. I am very excited for readers to meet a new character who has grown to be one of my favorite people and has more to tell than I can fit into this installment. Hint. Hint.

Carrie: Ooooo sounds like a character to meet for sure!

What are you working on now?

Kim: I am currently in the re-write stage of my next installment. I am also doing research for the third book in the series. Its storyline hits close to home for me personally, delving into an issue many families face.

Carrie: Can’t wait to learn more!

About the Author

kim williamsA former school teacher, Kim Williams has spent the past twenty-five-plus years on staff at her local church. Kim has traveled in both the US and abroad conducting training in leadership and ministry to children. She had a desire to write for a long time; one day her story met her head on, and she got busy making words into sentences, sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs into chapters.
She resides in the Atlanta metro area with her husband, whom she met the summer after fifth grade. They have two grown children who are educators and who have the best spouses a parent could hope for.

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First Line Fridays – Keturah

Happy Friday Reading Friends!

I recently started this book by Lisa T. Bergren. And I confess, I picked it up because I just visited the Caribbean in December, and let’s face it, I am ready to go back! The sun, the food, the relaxing atmosphere….This is certainly a unique setting for a Historical Romance as well, so that has been fun!

Today’s first line is from…

Keturah
Lisa T. Bergren
 
10 June, 1773
Rivenshire, England
In the hopes that at least one would get through, their father had sent three copies of his last letter from the West Indies; as it happened, his daughters received them all.

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First Line Fridays — Across the Blue

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Today’s first line is from

Across the Blue
by Carrie Turansky.

Across the Blue

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My First Line:

February 1909

Isabella Grayson’s shoe sank into the plush red carpet of Broadlands’ south hall, and she released a soft sigh.

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First Line Fridays – The Cupcake Dilemma

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Happy Valentine’s Week and welcome to a special Valentine’s Day edition of First Line Fridays here at Hoarding Books! The holiday itself may be behind us for another year, but it’s never out of season to read a great romantic story! I’ve got a completely adorable one for y’all today: a sweet-and-goofy baker named Ian and a kitchen-disaster-waiting-to-happen teacher named Kirstin!

The Cupcake Dilemma by Jennifer Rodewald

the cupcake dilemma

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And the first line is….

“Let me begin by stating this clearly. I was voluntold.”

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