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BLOGWORDS – Friday 8 June 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – GOLDEN SONG BOOK compiled by KATHARINE TYLER WESSELLS, illustrated by GERTRUDE ELLIOTT

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – GOLDEN SONG BOOK compiled by KATHARINE TYLER WESSELLS, illustrated by GERTRUDE ELLIOTT

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:    

In every corner of the world—from South Dakota to South Africa, from Oslo to Istanbul—Golden Books are the most popular books for children ever published. Golden Books bring you the best of the classics as well as original stories by the best present-day writers, opening worlds of knowledge to growing minds. They are illustrate in full color by outstanding artists. Experienced editors have meticulously supervised every phase of their planning and production, from the choice of subjects which meet the child’s interests to the faithful reproduction of the artists’ rich colors. Golden Books are created and developed with the utmost care, in the hope of making reading an experience which will bring lifelong enjoyment to each child…

There are now many sorts of Golden Books to delight children of all ages: Little Golden Books, Big and Giant Golden Books, Golden Play Books, Golden Nature Guides, Golden Library of Knowledge Books, Golden Stamp Books, and Fun-To-Learn Golden Books. Watch for the newest titles of each kind.

 

THE FIRST LINE SONG:   

The Farmer in the Dell

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Oh! What a cherished treasure this is to me! A gift from my cousin for my fourth birthday, it has survived a few… years. (decades) Just the cover takes me back, and the songs inside all are precious to me. Of the 56 songs, I do believe my favorite was The Three Little Kittens.

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS:

Gotta give it five feathers!

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Golden Song Book

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BLOGWORDS – BLOG BLITZ & BOOK LAUNCH – MAY 2018

BLOGWORDS – Friday 25 May 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by ANN BRASHARES

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS by ANN BRASHARES

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

 

 

Some friends just fit together.

Once there was a pair of pants. Just an ordinary pair of jeans. But these pants, the Traveling Pants, went on to do great things. This is the story of the four friends—Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen—who made it possible.

Pants = love. Love your pals. Love yourself.

 

Ann Brashares is the bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, Forever in Blue, The Last Summer (of You and Me), and My Name is Memory.

 

 

 

 

 

Once upon a time there was a pair of pants.

 

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares

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BLOGWORDS – BLOG BLITZ & BOOK LAUNCH – MAY 2018

BLOGWORDS – Friday 18 May 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by REBECCA WELLS

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD by REBECCA WELLS

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

A poignant, funny, outrageous, and wise novel about a lifetime friendship between four Southern women, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood brilliantly explores the bonds of female friendship, the often-rocky relationship between mothers and daughters, and the healing power of humor and love, in a story as fresh and uplifting as when it was first published a decade and a half ago. If you haven’t yet met the Ya-Yas, what are you waiting for?

 

Rebecca Wells is a novelist, actor, and playwright. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder, Ya-Yas in Bloom, Little Altars Everywhere (winner of the Western States Book Award), and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (winner of the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, short-listed for the Orange Prize), which was made into a feature film.

She performs from her work internationally and her books have been translated into twenty-three languages. A native of Louisiana, she now makes her home in Nashville, with her spaniel Mercy.

Her website is: www.rebeccawellsbooks.com

 

Sidda is a girl again in the hot heart of Louisiana, the bayou world of Catholic saints and voodoo queens.

 

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Rebecca Wells

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BLOGWORDS – BLOG BLITZ & BOOK LAUNCH – MAY 2018

BLOGWORDS – Friday 11 May 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – BLUE JEANS AND COFFEE BEANS by JOANNE DEMAIO and COVER REVEAL DAY SIX

 

“My world came to an end the day I jumped off Versailles.”

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“The comforting words of dearest friends are a soothing balm to a jagged soul.”

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – BLUE JEANS AND COFFEE BEANS by JOANNE DEMAIO and COVER REVEAL DAY SIX

 

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water’s edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea.

After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer … One of uncovering family secrets while settling her father’s estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk, beneath starlit skies on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.

Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.

To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.

 

JOANNE DEMAIO is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. The latest beach books in her seaside saga include BEACH BLUES, BEACH BREEZE, THE BEACH INN and most recently, BEACH BLISS. Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut and is currently at work on her next novel.

To learn more, visit Joannedemaio.com. She also enjoys hearing from readers at Facebook.com/JoanneDeMaioAuthor

 

 

Long Island Sound’s lazy breaking waves chase her back onto the sand.

 

Cover reveal Saturday 12 May.

““Mercedes?” I could barely breathe. I didn’t remember this woman. The name only tumbled in my mind, tugging at memories I couldn’t see. I don’t know how but I knew I could trust her. Still…”

 

 

““NO!” My throat raw already, my scream was jagged and panicked and desperate. “No!” I didn’t want to see it, I didn’t want to remember… Not this. I didn’t want to remember this.”

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans, Joanne DeMaio, Seasons Book 4, The Whispering Winds of Spring, Cover Reveal Day Six

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BLOGWORDS – BLOG BLITZ & BOOK LAUNCH – MAY 2018

BLOGWORDS – Friday 4 May 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SWEET TEA TUESDAYS by ASHLEY FARLEY

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – SWEET TEA TUESDAYS by ASHLEY FARLEY

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

 

Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped.

From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope.

When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever.

 

Ashley Farley is a writeaholic, exercise junkie, photography enthusiast. The author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series, Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, a piece of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.

Ashley loves to hear from her readers.
Feel free to visit her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ashleywfarley

or twitter.com/ashleywfarley

 

The thermostat on Lulu’s insides was dialed up to broil.

 

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Sweet Tea Tuesdays, Ashley Farley

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 30 March 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LITTLE WOMEN by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – LITTLE WOMEN by LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:    

Louisa May Alcott’s most famous novel, “Little Women,” is the story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March. Loosely based upon the author’s own experiences with her three sisters, the novel is a classic coming of age story which follows the development of the young women into adulthood. Set against the backdrop of the American civil war, the story begins to unfold during Christmastime. With their father away at war, the family must endure great poverty induced hardship, often times going hungry. Central to the theme of the novel is the issue of overcoming one’s character flaws. For Meg it is vanity; Jo, temper; Beth, shyness; and Amy, selfishness. Through the various activities of the four sisters told throughout the novel lessons are learned of the consequences of these particular flaws. “Little Women” was an instant success and popular favorite ever since its original publication in 1868, spawning many sequels which Alcott’s readers clamored for.

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

“Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumble Jo, lying on the rug.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Confession: I don’t remember ever reading this! GASP Shocking, I know! (That’s not to say I didn’t, I just don’t remember… ) But a) it’s a classic, and b) I have seen the movie—GASP Not the same, I know…
It has endured and still stands as a classic, a story readers come back to again and again. That speaks for itself! And for me, the dynamic of family wins the story in my (ahem) book!

 

ROBIN’S FEATHERS:

Gotta give it five feathers!

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 16 March 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL by JAIME JO WRIGHT

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL by JAIME JO WRIGHT

 

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

 

Tell us your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

 

 

 

THE BLURB:    

Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.

A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–including her own–are lost?
THE FIRST LINE:   

OAKWOOD, WISCONSIN

MARCH 1906

Death had a way of creeping up on a soul, and Ivy Thorpe was determined that when it visited her, she would not be surprised.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

I’ve only just started reading this, but already I’m in love with Ms. Wright’s style. And the story! Oh my!! A page turner if ever there was one!

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The House on Foster Hill, Jaime Jo Wright

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