Rachel is a stay at home mom who LOVES to read. She enjoys good (clean) books of all kinds. However, she has a soft spot for historical fiction. There is something magical that can only be found between the covers a book and her desire is to share that piece of magic with you. Rachel has been reviewing books since 2014 and is the sole owner/operator of Bookworm Mama. And she simply adores being immersed in the bookish world. Her husband and 2 beautiful children are her life and joy. Among the 500 things she does a day, she still finds the time to read.
Rachel was selected as a Judge for the INSPY Awards 2017 as well as The Christy Awards 2017. Rachel currently works for Pepper D. Basham as her Virtual Assistant.
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
With as many books as we read each year, it can be hard to narrow down our favorites. But I think it’s safe to say that this book is one of the BEST books I have EVER read. If you only read ONE book this year…Let it be this one! – Rach
Blackbird Mountain, Virginia August 27, 1890 Aven peered down at the letter again, noted the address written in Aunt Dorothe’s hand, then looked back to the wooden sign that was staked into the ground.
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I may have been purposefully putting off this book…Only because, I LOVE Jody’s books SO.MUCH. That I need to savor them…make them last…I even went back and listened to the first book on audio…I can’t get over how Jody’s books capture my heart, how the characters feel REAL, and how their circumstances speak to me. The way that God is portrayed is so REAL and so TANGIBLE, that often times, I am brought to tears. Jody is without a doubt one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time.
Today’s first line is from…
Together Forever Jody Hedlund
New York City June 1858
Marianne Neumann’s fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book.
Spring is in the air and a book is in my hands…well…ok, not right NOW as I am typing. But as soon as I hit “publish” I will be diving back into my current read.
Today I want to share a Young Adult book with you. This series has BLOWN me away! Filled with unique characters, an incredible world, and unforgettable emotions…Sara Ella is a mastermind of YA Fiction.
Unbreakable by Sara Ella
“What is that wretched odor? Am I dead? Because I smell dead or death or something close to it. I can’t open my eyes. Not yet. Opening my eyes makes it real.”
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.
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…
Lisa T. Bergren
10 June, 1773
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.
Hi folks! Today we have a special edition theme. Short month…Short Book. I choose this particular Novella to feature because it releases on Valentine’s Day. I am SO excited for this story!!! Rachel McMillan is a FABULOUS author and I just adore her. You can pre-order this story for less than $2! I highly encourage you to do so.
Today’s First Line isFrom… Love in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan
If Evelyn Watt’s life were projected on a movie screen, it might look like the strand of Laura Linney’s story in Love, Actually. Not that she was far from home or responsible for an ill relative; rather, every time Rudy Moser walked by her cubicle, she touched up her lip gloss and melted into a puddle of idiot.
Winter is here! And here to stay…At least where I come from. I am looking forward to curling up with a good read and enjoying the snow…from inside my warm house, wrapped in a fuzzy WARM blanket…Drinking hot cider. I LOVE winter, but I do NOT like being cold. I am looking forward to reading this particular book over the upcoming weekend. What is on your TBR this winter?