First Line Fridays — A Light on the Hill

Hello, reader friends! Let’s find some great reads, shall we?! Today’s featured book is a fabulous new release! I love love LOVE it! 😍 Adventure, diversity, romance, suspense, scenery… experience the Promised Land like never before!

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette goodreads | amazon | bookdepository | christianbook

 

Prologue
Jericho 1406 BC

The priest’s kohl-lined eyes glazed over as he held the iron brand in the center of cedar-fueled flames. Pressing my back against the column I was tied to, I clawed my nails into the wood.

 

A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette

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First Line Fridays — The Esther Paradigm

Hello, reader friends! It’s time for another special edition of First Line Fridays! This week in the United States we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to remember how far we have come, and to recognize how far we still need to press on towards the goal. As a small tribute, we are celebrating diversity with books!

Today’s featured book is one of my top favorites from 2017 and features an American heroine and Bedouin hero. The author crafts a wonderful story and knits together two cultures that often clash. I highly recommend it!

 

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah MonzonGoodreads | Amazon

 

Hannah Pratt stared out across the grainy hills as the wind blew a gentle kiss over the crest. The laughing desert flitted away in a game of tag like she used to play at recess.

 

RT Book Review 4.5 star TOP PICK The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

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First Line Fridays — The Austen Escape

Hello, reader friends! It’s time for another special edition of First Line Fridays! In our neck of the woods, winter is blowing in with a vengeance (which always makes me want to run away to someplace warm)! We’re celebrating this change of seasons with a travel theme (or winter… or summer for our friends down under)!

Today’s featured book is next up in my to-be-read stack. I thoroughly enjoyed this author’s last release and it transported me all the way to Italy so I’m looking forward to escaping into this new release over the weekend!

 

The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

The Austen Escape by Katherine ReayGoodreads | Amazon | BookDepository | Christianbook

 

How can I help?” The world stilled. It wasn’t the first time I wondered how one voice, one presence, could quicken the air and simultaneously stop all motion.

 

Well now, those first two lines were just teeny teasers so I tossed in another and stopped right before the who!

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Next week is our Christmas special edition!
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First Line Fridays — Catching the Wind

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Hello, reader friends! It’s FLF time! Today’s featured book is a captivating time-slip set in WWII Germany and England and modern-day England and America. It is a beautiful, immersive story of love, loss, and belonging.

 

Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson

Catching the Wind by Melanie DobsonGoodreads | Amazon | BookDepository | Christianbook

 

Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chainmail to protect the boy and girl playing inside.

 

Doesn’t that paint a lovely picture across your reader heart?! I’ll have my review up next week over on my blog.

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Next week is our Foodie/Thanksgiving special edition!
If you’d like to play along, select a book that features FOOD!
(or feasting, restaurants, Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, etc…. whatever floats your Mayflower 😉)

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First Line Fridays — The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

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Hello, reader friends! It’s FLF time! Today’s featured book is written by a debut author I had the pleasure of meeting at CFRR a few months ago.

Her book is (FINALLY) at the very tippy top of my to-be-read tower! I’m so anxious to get caught up with blogging and reviewing so I can dive back into reading!

 

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany TurnerGoodreads | Amazon | BookDepository | Christianbook

 

If you’re willing to admit it, you probably know me as Raine de Bourgh. Yes, that Raine de Bourgh. Did you blush at the mere mention of my pen name? Yeah. So did I.

 

Sooooo, I couldn’t stop at one line. What can I say? The book drew me in!

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