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BLOGWORDS – Friday 28 July 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MISSING by LISA HARRIS

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – MISSING by LISA HARRIS

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant–and another dead body–Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business–including Nikki.

Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts you right into the action in this fast-paced thriller.Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from Romantic Times. She is the author of nearly thirty books, including the Southern Crimes series and Vendetta, winner of the Romantic Times Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2015. Harris and her family have spent twelve years living as missionaries in southern Africa. Learn more at www.lisaharriswrites.com.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

8:25 a.m., Thursday

Nashville suburb

Nikki Boyd slid out of her white Mini Cooper as two bagged bodies were being wheeled from the one-story house nestled in one of Nashville’s nicer suburbs.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

On the TBR list…

 

GENRE:

Christian Mystery and Suspense

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Missing, Lisa Harris

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 21 July 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – REUNION AT CRANE LAKE by ROBIN BAYNE

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – REUNION AT CRANE LAKE by ROBIN BAYNE

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

Colt’s memory is returning after the accident that ended his career. Now he wants to take over his family’s inn, but he’ll have to partner with his former fiancee to be able to afford it. He’ll need forgiveness to make that happen. Tia’s goal is clear: to return the inn to its former grandeur. And she’ll even work with Colt to do so. But like the inn, their relationship needs a lot of work. He broke her heart…can she ever trust him again?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Colton Reese propped his leather boot on the gray boulder marking the driveway.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

On the TBR list…

 

GENRE:

Christian Romance

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Reunion at Crane Lake, Robin Bayne

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 14 July 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SEA ROSE LANE by IRENE HANNON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SEA ROSE LANE by IRENE HANNON

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

After a devastating layoff, attorney Eric Nash heads back to the town where he grew up–only to discover that his childhood home is being transformed into a bed & breakfast. Instead of plotting his next career move in peace, he’s constantly distracted by noise, chaos–and BJ Stevens, the attractive but prickly blonde architect and construction chief who’s invaded the house with her motley crew.

As for BJ, her client’s son might be handsome, but after a disastrous romance, dating isn’t high on her agenda. Yet when they join forces to create a program for Hope Harbor seniors, might they also find healing, hope, and a new beginning themselves?

Three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon takes readers back to Hope Harbor for a new season of charm, romance, and second chances.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

He was going to hit that pickup truck. As the vehicle in front of him screeched to a halt, Eric Nash flung his cell toward the passenger seat, clenched the wheel, and jammed the BMW’s brake to the floor. Too late.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

My thoughts are I need to read it! Sad to say, I’ve not read any of Ms. Hannon’s lovely books—yet! My TBR pile is more like an ocean that ebbs and flows, and as the “urgent” always floats to the top like cream.

 

GENRE:

Christian Romance

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Sea Rose Lane, Irene Hannon

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 30 June 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE GHOST OF AFRICA by DON BROBST

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE GHOST OF AFRICA by DON BROBST

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

Together New York City surgeon Paul Branson and his wife, Nicki, had a dream: to help the people of the African bush. After Nicki’s untimely death, Paul decides to honor her memory and carry on alone. In South Sudan, he channels grief into hope, caring for villagers and working to save Leza, a little girl with leukemia who has captured his heart.

Meanwhile, Jason Quinn, terrorist leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, has deadly plans for the people of South Sudan. But he needs information to carry out his plot—information from research Paul did for the US government years ago. Quinn will stop at nothing to obtain this secret intelligence, even kidnap a dying child. Now, in order to save the ailing Leza and stop a genocide, Paul must go beyond his medical training to journey into a world of brutal terrorism and global intrigue. With only instinct and his faith as guides, how far will he go to save the lives of thousands?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Twelve men lay motionless on their beds in the makeshift barrack.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

I have recently developed an affection for African, for the wild and for missions there. The cover of this book intrigues me, as does the title. And after reading some of the author’s work there, it is high on my reading list.

 

GENRE:

Christian Mystery and Suspense

 

STARS:

unrated

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Ghost of Africa, Don Brobst

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 23 May 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LOOKING GLASS LIES by VARINA DENMAN

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LOOKING GLASS LIES by VARINA DENMAN

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

For most of her adult life, Cecily Ross has compared herself to other women—and come up short. After a painful divorce from her emotionally abusive husband, Cecily returns to her hometown of Canyon, Texas, looking to heal.

But coming home isn’t what she expects. In a town as small as Canyon, her pain is difficult to escape—especially with her model-perfect ex–sister-in-law working at the town’s popular coffee-shop hangout. With help from her father, a support group, and an old friend who guides her to see her own strengths, Cecily may have a shot at overcoming her insecurities and learning to love again.

The true test comes when tragedy strikes, opening Cecily’s eyes to the harmfulness of her distorted views on beauty—and giving her the perfect opportunity to find peace at last.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

I woke up in the middle of the night in our cavernous walk in closet. Again.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Few books have impacted me as deeply and personally as this one. Shame, whether body image or otherwise, cuts deep and leaves scars. I have devoted this whole week to this book and its topic, and tomorrow, I post my answers to Shanty’s BE YOU Challenge.

 

GENRE:

Christian Fiction / Women’s Fiction / Romance

 

STARS:

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Looking Glass Lies, Varina Denman, #4Nina, #ShameonShanty, #BEYOUChallenge

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 16 May 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SOUTH CAROLINA JAMBERRY by BRUCE DEGEN

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SOUTH CAROLINA JAMBERRY by BRUCE DEGEN

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

This bestselling classic features a berry-loving boy and an endearing rhyme-spouting bear. The fun wordplay and bright paintings with lots of details for young readers to explore make Jamberry a perennial favorite.

A small boy and a big friendly bear embark on a berry-picking extravaganza, looking for blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Their fun adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

From author-illustrator Bruce Degen, Jamberry is perfect for sharing. “With delightful, rich illustrations and zany wordplay, Jamberry is a must have book for any family with young children,” according to Children’s Books Guide.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

I first checked this out from the library for my granddaughter several years ago. She loved it so much she would ask me to read it over and over again, and I bought her a copy. The story is silliness and the illustrations are delightful and fun.

 

GENRE:

Children’s literature and fiction, poetry

 

STARS:

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Jamberry, Bruce Degen

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 9 May 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SOUTH CAROLINA LIGHTHOUSES by KIM McDERMOTT and MARGIE WILLIS CLARY

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SOUTH CAROLINA LIGHTHOUSES by KIM McDERMOTT and MARGIE WILLIS CLARY

 

 

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THE BLURB:  

Boasting one of the oldest lighthouses in North America and the most working lighthouses today, South Carolina has a long seafaring history. In 1767, the Morris Island Lighthouse was built at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, and before 1860, there were lighthouses in Georgetown, Cape Romain, Bull’s Bay, and Hunting Island. During the Civil War, all lighthouses on the eastern coast were darkened. Many were destroyed. After the war, towers that had been damaged were repaired, and additional lights were erected on Daufuskie and Hilton Head Islands. In 1962, the new Charleston Light on Sullivan’s Island replaced the Morris Island Lighthouse, which was suffering from erosion by the ever-encroaching sea. The new light contained an elevator and two rotating beacons capable of producing 28 million candlepower, a light that can be seen 26 miles out to sea. At that time, it was considered one of the most powerful lights in the Western Hemisphere.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

In 1663, King Charles II granted the territory called Carolina to eight of his supporters.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Ms. McDermott and Ms. Clary are new authors to me, and this book of lighthouses seems fascinating. History (especially South Carolina where I live) always appeals to me. Oh, and i love lighthouses, too.

 

GENRE:

Non fiction

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, South Carolina Lighthouses, Kim McDermott, Margie Willis Clary

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