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BLOGWORDS – Friday 17 November 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER by ROBIN E. MASON

 

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

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

 

 

In honor of the release of my next book, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, Book 2 in my new series, Seasons, I am featuring each of the books in the series this month.

 

THE BLURB:  

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

 

Mercedes has always been an avid reader and devours each new Sherlock Holmes mystery as soon as she gets her hands on them. When one of her friends comes to her, Mercedes vows to keep Simone’s secrets and uncover the truth.

 

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:

She looked so familiar to me, but I couldn’t place her.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

I love how these stories are overlapping and intertwining, each new one going back to the previous ones, and tying them all together!

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense

 

STARS:

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Long Shadows of Summer, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series Book 1

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 10 November 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE WHISPERING WINDS OF SPRING by ROBIN E. MASON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE WHISPERING WINDS OF SPRING by ROBIN E. MASON

 

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

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

 

* not the final cover

 

 *  In honor of the release of my next book, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, Book 2 in my new series, Seasons, I am featuring each of the books in the series this month.

 

THE BLURB:  

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

 

Simone Dubois’ life was unraveling. All she had known and held dear was gone from her. At ten, all she wanted was to escape beneath the black waters of the Edisto River. She didn’t know her whole life would be stolen from her.

 

When she returns to Saisons fifteen years later, she has no memory of ever having been there. Not even that it was her birthplace. Enlisting the help of her childhood friend, Mercedes, Simone encounters misty memories, and stirs up more mystery than she started with.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

My world came to an end the day I jumped off the top of Versailles.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

I love how these stories are overlapping and intertwining, each new one going back to the previous ones, and tying them all together!

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense

 

STARS:

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Whispering Winds of Spring, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series Book 4

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 3 November 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE SILENT SONG OF WINTER by ROBIN E. MASON

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE SILENT SONG OF WINTER by ROBIN E. MASON

 

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

 

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

 

* not the final cover

In honor of the release of my next book, The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, Book 2 in my new series, Seasons, I am featuring each of the books in the series this month.

 

THE BLURB:  

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

 

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

 

Pearl had lived under the impossible task master of perfection. Nothing she does or ever did pleased her mother. And nothing she ever did could disappoint her father.

 

Caught up in the mystery of her friend’s curious—and secretive—return, Pearl wrestles with her own decisions, and flees lest her own secrets are exposed.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

The more I write this series the more I’m loving it!!!

 

GENRE:

Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense

 

STARS:

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Silent Song of Winter, Robin E. Mason, Seasons Series Book 3

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 27 October 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – WEEP NO MORE MY LADY by MARY HIGGINS CLARK

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – WEEP NO MORE MY LADY by MARY HIGGINS CLARK

 

Welcome to First Line Fridays, now 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:  

Elizabeth Lange has arrived at Cypress Point Spa in Pebble Beach, California, weary of heart and soul. Still grieving for her beloved sister, a famous actress who plunged to her death from her Manhattan penthouse, Elizabeth is determined to unearth the truth about how Leila died. Dashing multimillionaire Ted Winters stands accused of her murder, but Elizabeth has doubts.
Along the windswept cliffs of the Monterey coast, in luxurious bungalows, between gourmet meals and beachfront walks, uneasiness stalks Elizabeth while she begins opening doors to the past. As glimpses of the dark truth about Leila’s life and death — and about Elizabeth herself — start to crash against her mind, an ominous wave from an unexpected source threatens to engulf her entirely.

 

THE FIRST LINE:

The Kentucky sun was blazing hot.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

If I’ve read this one, it’s been so long I don’t remember… but it’s Mary Higgins Clark, what’s not to love!

 

GENRE:

Mystery and Suspence

 

 

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Weep No More My Lady, Mary Higgins Clark

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 20 October 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE – BUYING LOVE and FINDING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

FIRST LINE FRIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE – BUYING LOVE and FINDING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

 

Welcome to First Line Fridays, now 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:  

Will money ruin everything?

Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.

Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?

Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Nina Warrenton checked her watch for the umpteenth time. He was late.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

Another one not seen in fiction much, at least to this reader’s knowledge – adult orphans. A poignant glimpse into the heart of one no one ever wanted.

 

GENRE:

Christian Fiction, Romance, African American

 

STARS:

Five

 

THE BLURB:  

Delaney Jones has finally started to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the death of her husband, Parker. Just as she adjusts to a new normal, in walks Army soldier, Luke Robinson. When she finally makes the decision to trust him, the world deals her a heavy blow.

Sergeant First Class Luke Robinson can’t get over his part in the death of Delaney’s husband. Hoping to assuage his guilt, he offers to lend a hand. He never counted on the feelings she evokes with just a smile. Will his secrets widen the gulf, or will he finally find absolution?

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Luke Robinson rolled into The Maple Pit’s parking lot.

 

MY THOUGHTS:  

An army widow faced with loving another soldier. Can a heart be more conflicted? Ms. Shiloh has beautifully portrayed the heart’s fight against itself, love against reason, and I was absorbed in the story, and in Maple Run.

 

GENRE:

Christian Fiction, Romance, African American

 

STARS:

Five

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Double Feature, Buying Love, Finding Love, Toni Shiloh

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 13 October 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – OOPS

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – OOPS

 

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

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

 

  I missed it this week guys.

 

THE BLURB:    

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

 

GENRE:

 

STARS:

 

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, OOPS

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 6 October 2017 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – HOPE DEFERRED by ELIZABETH MADDREY

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – HOPE DEFERRED by ELIZABETH MADDREY

 

Welcome to First Line Fridays, now 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:    

Can pursuit of a blessing become a curse?

June and July and their husbands have spent the last year trying to start a family and now they’re desperate for answers. As one couple works with specialists to see how medicine can help them conceive, the other must fight to save their marriage.

Will their deferred hope leave them heart sick, or start them on the path to the fulfillment of their dreams?

Book two in the Christian Women’s Fiction series, Hope Deferred continues the journey begun in Faith Departed. Get your copy today to walk along side these sisters and their husbands as they struggle to find a way to joy.

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

“I’ve done all I can.” Dr. Strong tented her fingers.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

A tough subject not seen in fiction much, at least to this reader’s knowledge. I felt the agony and the angst of two sisters as they struggled with an issue I never dealt with. Well told and beautifully written.

 

GENRE:

Christian Fiction, Family Life

 

STARS:

Five

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Hope Deferred, Elizabeth Maddrey

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