First Line Friday #23

Happy Friday! The book I'm featuring this week is: A Changed Agent By: Tracey J Lyons Amazon | Goodreads 1890's Adirondack Mountains New York State "My Trunk!" Elsie Mitchell watched in horror as her trunk fell off the over packed porter's wagon, spilling its contents onto the platform at the Albany train station. Uh oh, … Continue reading First Line Friday #23

10 Things Not to Say to a Reader

I concur

Bethany House Fiction

This post isn’t for my fellow readers. We share the same struggles, like having way too many books that need to be read and yet still longing for our favorite authors to write a little bit faster.

No, I’m writing this for the people who wouldn’t classify themselves as dedicated readers, but who know and love at least one. If you’ve ever made a casual comment to a book lover and received an angry comeback, glare, or snarl accompanied by the reader clutching a book tighter and you don’t know why…read on. (If someone posted this on Facebook and tagged you…definitely read on.) Here are a few things you should never say to a true lover of books.

One: “You spend too much money on books.”

Listen, I get it. You’re advocating for a sensible book budget. But let’s start with the fact that the standard for “sensible” is probably…

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Sold on a Monday

Title: Sold on a Monday Author: Kristina McMorris Series: Stand-Alone Genre: Historical Fiction (secular) Publishing Date: August 28, 2018 About the Book: A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story behind the picture is worth a thousand more… Philadelphia, 1931. A young, ambitious reporter named Ellis Reed photographs a pair of young … Continue reading Sold on a Monday

The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

Title: The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond Author:  Jaime Jo Wright Series: Stand-Alone Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Time-Slip (Historical & Contemporary) Publishing Date: July 3, 2018 About the Book: For over a century, the town of Gossamer Grove has thrived on its charm and midwestern values, but Annalise Forsythe knows painful secrets, including her own, hover just beneath the pleasant faade. … Continue reading The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond

The Patriot Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #4)

Title: The Patriot Bride Author: Kimberley Woodhouse Series: Daughters of the Mayflower #4 Genre: Historical Fiction Publishing Date: August 1, 2018 About the Book: Faith Jackson and Matthew Weber are both working covertly to aid the Patriot cause. But will they be willing to sacrifice all for their fledgling country? A brand new series for … Continue reading The Patriot Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #4)