First Line Fridays: Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

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Happy Friday friends!

Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

It’s only a few days until Christmas Y’all! Are you excited? This week I’m excited to feature a Christmas themed novel that is on my TBR.

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.

The book I’m featuring today is:

Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander

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The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson

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Release Date: September 5, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800722708

Genre: Fiction / Christmas / Novella

About the Book:

When she receives the news in late 1944 that her baby’s father was shot down in the South Pacific, Amelia Richards loses hope. Jobless and broke, she has nowhere to turn for help but her infant’s paternal grandparents. The only problem is, they don’t know that she–or their grandson–exists. When Amelia discovers that the family is wealthy and influential, dare she disclose the truth of her relationship with their son? Or could the celebration of the arrival of another unexpected baby nearly two thousand years ago be the answer to her dilemma?
Beloved author Melody Carlson pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy. Continue reading

Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth

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Release Date: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800722890

Genre: Non-Fiction / Christian Living / Women

About the Book:

A fiercehearted woman looks life in the face and says, “You can’t beat me.” She knows love is a risk but reaches out anyway. She chases Jesus with a tender, world-changing wildness. She never gives in, never gives up, and never let’s go. Best of all, the potential to be a fiercehearted woman is inside each and every woman on earth. Continue reading

Swago: Holiday Shopping Edition Is Back!

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The holidays are here and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.   Continue reading

An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Release Date: September 5, 2017

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9780764218279

Genre: Historical Fiction / Romance / Regency

Series: Hawthorne House, Book Four

Be sure to check out my reviews for the previous books in this series; An Elegant Facade and An Inconvenient Beauty.

About the Book:

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, so he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. While he’s certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, she is strangely elusive, and he can’t seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge. Continue reading

The Esther Paradigm by Sarah Monzon

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Release Date: November 2, 2017

Publisher: Radiant Publishing

ISBN: 978-1944638054

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary / Romance

About the Book:

Hannah Pratt dreams of starting a school for the Bedouin clan she grew up with as a missionary kid, and finally, her hopes are coming true. But shortly after she returns to the desert from her college years in the U.S., she discovers her parents have received threats from their Muslim neighbors. As the danger escalates, Hannah finds she’s in the middle of a battle no one seems to understand. She must decide to what lengths she’ll go to stay faithful to the mission to which God has called her. Even if it costs her everything.  Continue reading