02 November 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | There's Something About Christmas

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

And happy November! I can't believe it's November already.

Well, I have unashamedly started my (non-review) Christmas reading. The first of many holiday books I hope to read, this Debbie Macomber book was cute and entertaining and left me wanting to try fruitcake for the first time—maybe I'll have to make one of the included recipes...


First Line: This job was going to kill her yet.

From Page 56: The sorry state of her love life was not a subject Emma wanted to discuss.




ABOUT THE BOOK
Emma Collins has always believed that the world is divided into two kinds of people: those who love fruitcake and those who don't. She's firmly in the second category, so it's ironic that her major assignment for the Puyallup, Washington, Examiner is a series of articles about... fruitcake. At least it's a step up from writing obituaries.

Her task is to interview the finalists in a fruitcake recipe contest, and that means traveling around the state. Actually... flying around the state. Local pilot Oliver Hamilton, who's starting an airfreight business, has agreed to take her wherever she needs to go, in exchange for free advertising. Unfortunately Emma hates small planes-almost as much as she hates fruitcake.

But in the weeks leading up to Christmas, Emma falls for Oliver (who's not quite the Scrooge he sometimes seems) and his mutt, Oscar (who's allergic to her perfume, which makes him sneeze repeatedly). And she meets three wise women who know a lot about fruitcake-and even more about life.

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
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10 comments:

  1. Happy Friday!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ I love Debbie's books! I need to check if I read this one!๐Ÿ˜Š

    My first lines come from a book I’m very excited to be reading soon, Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverni……..

    The heavy iron doors open and for a moment Mildred stands motionless and blinking in the sunlight, breathless from the sudden rush of cool, fresh air caressing her face and lifting her hair. The guard propels her forward into the prison yard, his grip painful and unyielding around her upper arm.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ

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  2. This sounds wonderful. It has been a while since I've read a book by Debbie Macomber. This week I am featuring a historical mystery - A Dangerous Duet by Karen Odden. Happy reading!

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  3. This sounds like a great story. Enjoy your current read!

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  4. Sounds like a good read!! Happy weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday! This week on my blog I'm featuring Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick but it's also the book I'm currently reading so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (13) here: "Doing what I haven't ever done before has become a kind of purpose for me." Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

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  6. Hey, I live in Puyallup, Washington. I guess I'd better check out this book. My book is called 1968 Do you remember that year?

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  7. Whoops, here is my link if you'd like to read the quotes from my book: My book is called 1968 Do you remember that year?

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  8. Happy Friday! My first line is from “Oceans Apart” by Clare Revell, included in the set “Somewhere Beyond the Blue”:

    “Oliver Voight checked his passport for the third time.”

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  9. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first line from An Hour Unspent by Roseanna White. Currently, I'm reading The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. This book is SO good, I'm absolutely loving it. I'm on chapter 28, so I'll share a line from there:

    "The women came for her very shortly after, and while leading her off, they shooed Crying Bird away."

    Hope you have an amazing weekend filled with great reading time! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ“š

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  10. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from my current read, Temptation Rag by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard. Here is a line from the top of page 9:

    "She thought she would never tire of watching him at the piano, his fingers caressing the keys, a look of such tenderness on his face as if he would gladly die for each and every note."

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