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BLOGWORDS – Friday 12 October 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – BUYING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – BUYING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

 

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

 

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In honor of the two year birthday of this book, I give you Buying Love.

 

 

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 AUTHOR:    

 

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

You can find her at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com.

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:

Nina Warrenton checked her watch for the umpteenth time.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

Great twist on romance!

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Buying Love, Toni Shiloh

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 28 September 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – HOUSE by TED DEKKER and FRANK PERETTI

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – HOUSE by TED DEKKER and FRANK PERETTI

 

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:    

A mind-bending supernatural thriller from the creators of This Present Darkness and Saint.

Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker two of the most acclaimed writers of supernatural thrillers have joined forces for the first time to craft a story unlike any you’ve ever read. Enter House where you’ll find yourself thrown into a killer’s deadly game in which the only way to win is to lose . . . and the only way out is in.

The stakes of the game become clear when a tin can is tossed into the house with rules scrawled on it. Rules that only a madman or worse could have written. Rules that make no sense yet must be followed.

One game. Seven players. Three rules. Game ends at dawn.

 

 

THE AUTHORS:    

 

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling thriller author. Heralded as a “master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands.

He began his career writing fantasy novels that explored spirituality (Black, Red and White) and has since become a major force in the mainstream fiction arena with his recent thrillers, “Adam,” “Thr3e,” “Skin,” “Obsessed,” “BoneMan’s Daughters,” which landed in the #10 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list in 2009, and “The Bride Collector”. Dekker has been honored with a Christy Award as well as a Gold Medallion Award for Best Fiction. “Thr3e” and his novel “House” became feature films.

Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States, earning his B.A. in philosophy and religion, and then went into business.

In the early nineties, Dekker decided to pursue his desire to write fiction, selling his company, moving his family to the mountains of western Colorado, and writing full-time. Two years and three books later his first novel, a supernatural thriller called Heaven’s Wager, was published. Dekker proceeded to write 6 more supernatural thrillers, rising to the top of many bestsellers lists and earning himself critical acclaim and legions of fans. “Thr3e” heralded his launch into mainstream fiction and was followed by “Obsessed,” “Skin,” “Adam,” and “BoneMan’s Daughters,” all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list.

Ted Dekker’s fans are comprised of readers of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems who love his compulsively readable stories, authentic characters, and universal and relatable themes that he explores from a unique point of view.

He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.

 

 

FRANK E. PERETTI is one of American Christianity’s best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.frankperetti.com.

 

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

He stood motionless in the entryway, staring at his own shadow splayed before him like a stain upon the floor.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

This book bends the mind just as it bends reality. Or what we know to be real. So many twists, so many turns. Gripping to the end.

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, House, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 21 September 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PIERCING THE DARKNESS by FRANK PERETTI

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – PIERCING THE DARKNESS by FRANK PERETTI

 

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:    

Leaders in the realm of darkness have mounted a new attack that will create chaos and cause defeat in the human beings who claim unity with their enemy, Christ.

Readers will find themselves rooting for a most unlikely hero as her quest for inner peace exposes the most frightening war of all, the battle for the human soul. Be captivated anew as you enter the world of battling angels and demons that author Frank Peretti so masterfully uncovered in This Present Darkness.

 

THE AUTHOR:    

 

Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity’s best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.frankperetti.com.

 

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

It could have begun in any town. Bacon’s Corner was nothing special, just one of those little farming towns far from the interstate, nothing more than a small hollow dot on the AAA map, with exit signs that offered no gas, no lodging, maybe a little food if the place was open, and little more.

MY THOUGHTS:    

This continuation of the first book was just a powerful and gripping. If nothing else, it makes clear that this battle is not a “once and done” deal, but an everyday endeavor.

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, Piercing the Darkness, Frank Peretti

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 14 September 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THIS PRESENT DARKNESS by FRANK PERETTI

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THIS PRESENT DARKNESS by FRANK PERETTI

 

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:    

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12

Ashton is just a typical small town. But when a skeptical reporter and a prayerful, hardworking pastor begin to investigate mysterious events, they suddenly find themselves caught up in a hideous New Age plot to enslave the townspeople, and eventually the entire human race. The physical world meets the spiritual realm as the battle rages between forces of good and evil.

 

THE AUTHOR:    

Frank E. Peretti is one of American Christianity’s best-known authors. His novels have sold over 10 million copies, and he is widely credited with reinventing Christian fiction. He and his wife, Barbara, live in the Pacific Northwest. http://www.frankperetti.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

Late on a full-mooned Sunday night, the two figures in work clothes appeared on Highway 27, just outside the small college town of Ashton.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

The power of fiction to shed light on spiritual Truth, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. And if I’m not mistaken, awakened me to the reality of spiritual battle.

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, This Present Darkness, Frank Peretti

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BLOGWORDS – Friday 7 September 2018 – FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LAST SIN EATER by FRANCINE RIVERS

FIRST LINE FRIDAY – THE LAST SIN EATER by FRANCINE RIVERS

 

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:    

A captivating tale of suffering, seeking, and redemption set in Appalachia in the 1850s, The Last Sin Eater is the story of a community committed to its myth of a human “sin eater,” who absolves the dead of their sins, and the ten-year-old child who shows them the Truth. All that matters for young Cadi Forbes is finding the one man who can set her free from the sin that plagues her, the sin that has stolen her mother’s love from her and made her wish she could flee life and its terrible injustice. But Cadi doesn’t know that the “sin eater” is seeking as well. Before their journeys are over, Cadi and the sin eater must face themselves, each other, and the One who will demand everything from them in exchange for the answers they seek.

THE AUTHOR:    

 

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Visit Francine online at http://www.francinerivers.com and connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FrancineRivers) and Twitter (@FrancineRivers).

 

 

 

THE FIRST LINE:   

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS, MID 1850’s

The first time I saw the sin eater was the night Granny Forbes was carried to her grave.

 

MY THOUGHTS:    

A powerful and gripping story of Truth and redemption!

 

 

#Blogwords, First Line Friday, #FLF, The Last Sin Eater, Francine Rivers

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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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