First Line Fridays: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week was so exciting. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society released. I’ve already watched it twice and read the book. I think it’s my favorite period drama so far. Did you watch it? What did you think?

For today’s First Line Fridays, we have a theme! Today’s book is from an author that I haven’t read yet but totally plan to soon.

Anywho, time for what we’ve all been waiting for.

And the book I’m featuring today is:

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

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WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon to the blog.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Bookish Bloggers

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

You guys! I’m beyond excited about today’s topic because I love following other bloggers. The book blogging community is this tight niched bunch of lovely ladies that I’ve enjoyed having the privilege of getting to know. Many of these ladies have taken the time to help me answer questions and figure out how to improve my blog and many have even become close friends.

Every month I pick a spotlight another book blogger as my way of showing that I really what you’re doing and I support you. It becomes even more fun when you both share the passion for the same books. In fact, many of the books I’ve often picked up were because of other bloggers.

And that’s what I get to talk about today! Today we’re talking about some of my favorite bookish bloggers.  Continue reading

When Fire Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

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When Fire Rains DownRelease Date: July 27, 2018

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Kingdom Come, Book Three

When Fire Rains Down, Book 3 Hell is nothing like Julia imagined and beyond everything she feared. The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father. Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the experience leaves an indelible blight she dares not mention for fear of losing her place on the angelic rescue team. As a growing demon army surrounds Shady Creek, Julia’s feelings for her own Guardian become all too real and dangerous. But the cosmic imbalance fueled by Hybrid Angels, Rogue Guardians and Warriors is already depleting the strength of the rescue team. And there’s no room for distraction when the mission is to get into Hell—and out again. For the sake of the mission, Julia must face the truth of the Hybrids’ existence. Because nobody will be safe unless she can trust the gift of free will—for others and for herself—in this end-of-the-world finale to The Legend of Shady Creek Trilogy.
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Walk On by Ben Malcolmson & Patti McCord

Walk OnRelease Date: July 17, 2018

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 9780735291270

Genre: Non-Fiction / Autobiography / Christian Living / Inspirational / Spiritual Growth

About the Book:

In this true, compelling account of perseverance and hope from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll’s assistant, a young journalist walks on to a top-ranked USC football team and, guided by his faith, shares God’s love, launching him on an unexpected journey with an amazing outcome.

Had anyone told Ben Malcolmson that he’d someday be a wide receiver on the national champion USC football team–after not playing football since an unfortunate fifth-grade Pop Warner experience–he would have called them crazy. As a reporter for The Daily Trojan, in the spirit of George Plimpton, he participated in walk-on tryouts for the team and was dumbfounded to find himself listed on the roster. His position on the team never amounted to much in a game-time contribution, but Ben felt strongly that his faith was inextricably linked to his purpose. He felt called to anonymously place Bibles in each USC teammate locker on Christmas Eve–to resounding indifference and rejection from his friends. It wasn’t until three years later when his role at USC had led to a role with Coach Pete Carroll at the Seahawks organization, that an old friend connected with Ben and told him that one of the Bibles had captivated the heart of a teammate in the three days before his death.  Continue reading

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in August

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All throughout August, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.  Continue reading

By the Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews

By the Waters of BabylonRelease Date: August 1, 2018

Publisher: McPherson Publishing

Genre: Fiction / Biblical Fiction

Series: The Psalm Series, Book Two

About the Book:

When Babylon destroys Jerusalem, as Yahweh warned through his prophets, the captives’ bitterness and grief pours out in the Captives’ Psalm:

“[By the rivers of Babylon] we sat as exiles, mourning our captivity, and wept with great love for Zion. Our music and mirth were no longer heard, only sadness. We hung up our harps on the willow trees.” (Psalm 137:1-2, The Passion Translation) Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon to the blog.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

Dead DriftRelease Date: July 3, 2018

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764212970

Genre: Fiction / Romance / Suspense

Series: Chesapeake Valor, Book Four

About the Book:

Burning debris littering the ground . . . smoke pluming in the acrid air . . . this is just the beginning if he fails.

Seven years ago, operative Luke Gallagher vanished to become part of an elite team set on capturing a deadly terrorist. When Luke returns to face those he left behind, their help becomes his only hope of stopping his target’s latest threat of an attack that would shake America to its core. Continue reading

Earn Free Gift Cards during the Back to School Team Challenge – US

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It’s that time of the year again! Swagbucks is holding a Back to School Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!  Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How is everyone doing today? We have had tons of torrential weather here the last few weeks so I’ve been curling up with books and binge-watching lots of Father Brown (a British show set in the 50’s that is based on G.K. Chesterton’s novels about a priest who does detective work. It’s quite addicting and I’m anxious for season seven to release.) and Friends. What should I check out next?

Anywho, now what we’ve all been waiting for.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey

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Unafraid by Carey Scott

UnafraidRelease Date: July 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Press

ISBN: 9781683226383

Genre: Non-Fiction / Women’s Issues / Christian Life

About the Book:

As women, we struggle to feel like we’re good enough because we are bombarded daily with messages that whisper, “Who you are is not okay.”
We live in a world that tells us we have to look a certain way, live a certain lifestyle, have husbands who fit a certain mold, and have children that excel in every area of their lives.
And rather than thrive in the life we have, we strive to create an existence that impresses others.
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July 2018 Wrap Up!

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Can you believe the month is over already?! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump this month so I didn’t read a ton like I should. I’ve been obsessed with binge-watching Father John and a 90’s show called Friends.

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Author Interview with Whitney Braun

Hey there! Today I’m very excited for you to meet Whitney Braun who will be chatting with us about her newest novel, “Go the Route“.

She’ll also be joining us over at the Book Nook Facebook Group for our very first author spotlight today. She’ll be talking more about her books and running some fun giveaways. Hope to see you there! Continue reading

First Line Friday: Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

 

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Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are all of you doing on this wonderful Friday morning? Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to read all of your first lines!

Today’s first line comes from the sequel of the book I shared last week. If you enjoy Christian YA fantasy, then I highly recommend this series for you.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I love this meme because it allows me to share with you these three w’s and you have the opportunity to kind of see what is coming soon to the blog.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Chaos in the Blink of an Eye Blitz

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Welcome to the Chaos In The Blink of an Eye series blitz and GIVEAWAY, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

In the Blink of an Eye PrequelABOUT THE BOOK

It was the weekend before Thanksgiving. More than 100,000 fans were jammed inside Michigan Stadium, on their feet, to witness a heated football rivalry that had spanned more than 100 years. As the football was kicked into the snow-filled sky, they were about to get the shock of their lives, as long-foretold Bible prophecy came to pass before their very eyes, causing many to vanish into thin air without a trace. But what they soon realized was that it reached far beyond Michigan Stadium. Chaos of unimaginable proportions ensued worldwide. Shock, fear and panic filled each heart and mind.It was just the beginning of things to come, as life as humanity had known it was forever changed in the blink of an eye… Continue reading

Trials of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

Trials of the MightyRelease Date: April 30, 2018

Publisher: KTH Investment Group

ISBN: 9780692098127

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Chronicles of Stephen, Book Two

Check out my review for the previous book, “Choice of the MightyHERE.

About the Book:

Stephen is a young man with extraordinary talents. Having both learned that he is a descendant of one of King David’s mighty men and chosen to fight on the side of the Almighty against Fallen in a battle for humanity, Stephen joined the Mighty at their underground base–Enclave. He was joined by his friend, Vincent, and girlfriend, Patty. Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Choice of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are all of you doing on this wonderful Friday morning? Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to read all of your first lines!

Today just hasn’t my day guys. I totally forgot to have this up and ready for today. So of course I hurried and tried to get this post up, but it just wasn’t happening. Interruptions just kept happening. One of those interruptions being that my laptop decided it was time to run updates.

Anyways, now that there aren’t any interruptions, here is today’s post.

Today’s first line comes from a must-read Christian YA fantasy novel. If you enjoy Harry Potter or Percy Jackson, then I’d recommend this for you.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Choice of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Today’s topic is all about sharing a favorite Top Ten Tuesday throwback. I’ve been recieving a lot of questions about how to be to become a book reviewer so I’ve been working on putting some content for you guys to check out on the blog.

Since I have only participated in Top Ten Tuesdays since the beginning of January, I decided to scroll through a bunch of the past topics. When I came along, “Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Book Blogging,” I knew that was the topic I wanted to speak about today.

So why do I love book blogging so much?

Here are my top ten reasons why.

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in July

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All throughout July, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here’s how:  Continue reading

Swagbucks: The July Swago Board is here!

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their July Swago Board, which runs from July 9th through July 16th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case, you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:  Continue reading

WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

Happy Independence Day Friends! I pray that everyone has a wonderfully fun and safe holiday today.

In the meantime, it’s time for today’s WWW Wednesday post.

The Three W’s Stand For:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Choice of the Mighty by Kenyon T. Henry

Choice of the MightyRelease Date: March 13, 2017

Publisher: Kth Investment Group

ISBN: 978-0692858943

Genre: Fiction / Young Adult / Fantasy

Series: Chronicles of Stephen, Book One

About the Book:

Stephen, a young man with a powerful gift to hear and control thoughts of others, returns home to Saint Louis, Missouri after his good intentions led to tragedy. His mind is torn, and nearing insanity, paranoia starts to set causing him to think he is constantly being watched. With the help of his mentor, however, he begins to understand his gift and how to control it. As he begins to seek out his purpose, he is left asking, “Why me?” Continue reading

June 2018 Wrap Up!

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Happy Sunday friends!

June has been kind of a crazy month. I’ve been brainstorming tons of ideas for the blog and the Facebook group, Book Nook. I’ve also been reading “Just Let Go” by Courtney Walsh and I’ve been refusing to let it end because I’m loving it so much.

Anywho, it is time to reveal the June 2018 Wrap Up!

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June 2018 Book Haul!

June 2018 Book Haul!

Hi there! I can’t believe that June is already over!

That’s fine with me because that means it is officially summer! Summer is my favorite season of the year, not that I have a ton of experience with the different seasons because it’s pretty much summer all year long here in Florida.

Anywho, it’s time to reveal the June 2018 Book Haul! Are you curious to see what arrived in my mailbox? Good! Let’s get started! Continue reading

The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

The Hawaiian DiscoveryRelease Date: June 1, 2018

Publisher: Shiloh Run Press

ISBN: 9781683224471

Genre: Fiction / Amish / Romance

Series: Hawaiian, Book Two

About the Book:

An Amish Woman Finds Love in Hawaii

Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family’s organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen’s destiny waiting for her in Indiana?

Find out in this sequel to The Hawaiian Quilt from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter. Continue reading

First Line Fridays: The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

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Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are all of you doing on this wonderful Friday morning? Fridays are my favorite day of the week because I get to read all of your first lines!

Since it’s summertime and Hawaii is one of the places I would love to visit, I’m featuring a book that takes place in this lovely warm tropical climate.

The book I’m featuring is:

The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

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Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

36840302Release Date: June 5, 2018

Publisher: Tyndale

ISBN: 9781496421524

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

Series: Harbor Pointe, Book Two

Be sure to check out my review for the previous book, “Just Look Up“.

About the Book:

For Quinn Collins, buying the flower shop in downtown Harbor Pointe fulfills a childhood dream, but also gives her the chance to stick it to her mom, who owned the store before skipping town twenty years ago and never looking back. Completing much-needed renovations, however, while also competing for a prestigious flower competition with her mother as the head judge, soon has Quinn in over her head. Not that she’d ever ask for help. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Series I Gave Up On

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Happy Tuesday!

Do you ever start a series and you realize it just isn’t for you so you give up on it? That’s today’s theme.

Now I usually will finish a series until the very end so I rarely ever decide to give up on a series. Although, there are some that I totally forget that there were new books so it might either take me longer to get to them or I just decide that it’s been too long. It happens.

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The Return by Lacey Sturm

The ReturnRelease Date: May 22, 2018

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780801016752

Genre: Non-Fiction / Memoir

About the Book:

It’s easy to go through days, weeks, even years on autopilot, moving from one activity to another, rarely taking the time to consider what it’s all for anyway. Why did God make us? What does he want us to do with the time he has given us? And how can we find out? Continue reading

First Line Fridays: Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

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Hello and good  morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

How are you guys doing today? I’m finding myself having taken too many books on to reive this month so I’m buried in books and trying not to feel overwhelmed. But hey, it goes perfectly well with rainy days so I’m not complaining.

I also found out I liked squash this week. I never liked squash so I’m not sure what changed. I even asked my mom for some for lunch today so there must be something wrong with me. LOL.

Anywho, time to share this week’s first line.

The book I’m featuring is:

Just Let Go by Courtney Walsh

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Come Join Us At Book Nook!

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Hello there!

The beautiful and sweet Molly from Cafinated Reads has given the wonderful opportunity of becoming an admin for her Facebook group, Book Nook.

This is a group where readers and authors can come together and talk about books. We’ll be having author spotlights, giveaways, bookish discussions, and so much more!

If this is your cup of tea, would you consider joining us? We’re all about fun so we’d love to have you!

If you’re an author who would be interested in being one of our author spotlights or hosting a giveaway for members of our group, feel free to contact either Molly or me. We’d love to work with you!

You can join us HERE. Hope to see you soon!

WWW Wednesday

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve been playing around with different banners for WWW Wednesdays. I think this looks a lot more professional than the one I’ve been using. What do you guys think?

Anywho, it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This is a great way to find out what might be coming to the blog soon.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR for the Beach

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Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl!

Happy Tuesday!

There’s just something beautiful about summertime and the beach. I love to lay out on the beach and read while getting a tan. There is just something calming, relaxing, and soothing about reading a good book on the beach.

It’s also the perfect setting for a contemporary romance, rom-com, or a mystery to indulge in.

For today’s Top Ten Tuesdays, I’m sharing about my summer TBR for the beach! Here is what mine looks like. I’m hoping to read all of them before summer ends. Wish me luck! Continue reading

The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd

35560583Release Date: April 10, 2018

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780718011888

Genre: Historical Fiction / Fiction / Romance / Regency

About the Book:

Kate’s loyalties bind her to the past. Henry’s loyalties compel him to strive for a better future. In a landscape torn between tradition and vision, can two souls find the strength to overcome their preconceptions?

Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, but a war is brewing in their small village, one that has the power to rip families asunder –including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns how deep her father’s pride and bitterness run, and she begins to wonder if her loyalty is well-placed. Continue reading

Best Fictional Dads

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Normally I don’t post on the weekends, especially on Sundays, but today I’d like to try something for each of the fun holidays. Today I’d like to take some time to honor each and every father. They are the ones who fix everything, love and cherish us, have our backs no matter what, and are the people that we are proud to call Dads.

But most importantly, I’m thankful for our Heavenly Father Above who sent His One and Only Son on the Cross to die for our sins. Who keeps chasing after us and loving us despite how much we stray from Him and want to do our own thing.

Happy Father’s Day!

Since today is all about father’s, I scoured my bookshelves high and low for some of my favorite fictional fathers.

Ready?

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First Line Fridays: Little House on the Prairie

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Hello and good morning!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!

This week is a special edition because Father’s Day is this Sunday! So a huge shoutout to all dad’s joining us today.

So in honor of dad’s everywhere, I chose to showcase a childhood favorite that features one of my favorite fictional dad’s. It was even a TV show at one point so you’ve probably heard it.

The book I’m featuring is:

Little House on the Prairie” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Enchanting Nicholette Excerpt and a giveaway!

Enchanting Nicolette Release Date: June 19, 2018

Publisher: Whittaker Press

I’m so excited for you guys to read Enchanting Nicholette! We first meet her character in “The Bound Heart” and now she has her very own story. You can find this novella in the Timeless Love collection. You can pre-order it here for $0.99. You’ll want to pre-order it now because you’ll get six other stories with it.

About the Book:Timeless Love

In this captivating novella by Dawn Crandall, Nicholette Everstone is already a widow at the age of twenty-two: her husband was murdered on their wedding day. She has just returned to Boston after two years of mourning in Europe. Although her husband was loving, the marriage was an arranged one, and Nicholette would like to wed again–this time for love…and to someone safe.

As she acclimates to life in Back Bay again, Nicholette meets someone she can’t help but fall for. But when she learns of the danger and sacrifices Cal Hawthorne takes on for the safety of others, will her heart be strong enough to keep her fears of “what if” at bay? Continue reading

WWW Wednesdays

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WWW Wednesdays are hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

I personally think this is a fun meme because I love seeing how everyone answers the three W’s. It’s also a fun way to see what might be appearing on the blog next.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue reading