Happy Friday! It’s Friday which means it’s time to share first lines from our favorite books. Today, I’m sharing the first line from the book I reviewed today. (I’m cheating and giving you two lines.) “Her arms stretched out from beneath the covers. Later, she would admit that in that moment her world changed irrevocably.”  I love Chautona’s writing and you can also check out my review here. In the comments, leave the first line from the book nearest you and then head over to see first lines from some of my blogging friends: Reading is My Superpower Bookworm Mama Singing Librarian Books Faithfully BookishRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Father’s Day is in 5 days! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday edition is on my favorite fathers in Christian fiction, but before I go there. I have to mention my amazing husband. The picture below is from Father’s Day last year when Little Man was 9 months old. I just can’t get enough of this pic. Now, to my top ten list of fictional fathers. Dan Justice I read this book for the first time over a decade ago and I loved every minute of it, andRead More →

Birth to 6 Months Baby Must-Have’s I am a victim of advertising. My husband teases me all the time because there’s this picture at Subway of a sandwich and the tomatoes make my mouth water. I stand there in line and I really want tomatoes on my sandwich. There’s one problem. I HATE tomatoes. Seriously, if I had more money, you could sell me on almost anything. As long as there’s a cool picture. When I was pregnant with my daughter, we went into Babies R’ Us. I was amazed by all the stuff. I’m thinking–what in the world? I mean, this baby will beRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. About The Book Being a cripple is only the beginning of Lia’s troubles. It seems as if Bioti’s goal in life is to make Lia as miserable as possible. If Lia’s purpose is to be a slave, then why did God make her a cripple? How can He make something beautiful out of her deformity? Raoul never questioned the death of his daughter until someone reports her whereabouts. If Ellia is still alive, how has she survived these ten years with her deformity? WhenRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. Woohoo! It’s Friday! Time for some weekend reading. Week #4 on my blog. Grab the book nearest you and leave a comment with the first line. My book to share is Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman–one of my favorite authors. And the first line is… “‘Okay, smile pretty–hot guys at three o’clock.’” “Shannon O’Bryen smiled, more because of her friend Margo’s mumbled man alert than the need to charm any ‘hot guy.’” Bonus, I gave you the first two lines so you could get aRead More →

So writers, you want to write. Now what? Make time to write. But life is so busy. As a type-A mama, I struggle with my to-do list on a daily basis. If I could have my way, my home would be spotless. I’d spend half the day playing with the kids on the floor and cuddling with my husband at the end of the night. Of course, I’d also have hours to work on blogging and writing my latest novel. But there’s this pesky thing called reality. When you have a three-year-old and a one-year-old, spotless doesn’t exist. By the end of the night, I’mRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. About The Book Click to purchsae More than two decades ago, Olivia Lovett left her old life behind in the red dirt of Oklahoma and forged a career in Nashville as a country music star. Now her voice is failing, forcing her to find a new dream just as the secrets of her past come knocking at the door. Long-time friend Andrew Grant agrees to partner in a new business venture—but would he stick around if he knew her whole story? After the tragicRead More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. It’s Top Ten Tuesday today. In our living room, we have a built-in bookshelf that holds my current TBR pile. This literary mesh consists of books I’ve either borrowed from the library, bought from a store, or received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I’m going to start by sharing the three books I’m currently reading (since I always have three books on the docket). Yes, I am reading three simultaneously. I tend to read one book on my computer, one bookRead More →

About The Book Click to purchase Love conquers all? Maybe for some people.   When Samantha flies to Italy to gain distance from a disastrous affair with her childhood best friend, the last thing on her mind is romance. But Teo Anderson is nothing like her philandering ex-husband or her sailing buddy, Jack, who, despite his live-in girlfriend, caught her off guard with his flashing black eyes. Teo has his own scars, both physical and emotional, that he represses by writing mysteries—until one strange and compelling vision comes to life in the person of Sam. Seeking answers, he offers friendship to this obviously hurting woman,Read More →

Note: Links in this post may include affiliate links which provide me with a small commission at no expense to you. About The Book Click to purchase When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren… Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or tryingRead More →