09 November 2018

The Friday 56 & First Line Friday | The Christmas Secret

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

Happy Friday!

My Christmas reading has continued this week with Donna VanLiere's Christmas Hope series. This fifth book is my favorite so far, so here's a peek into it.

(Do you have any recommendations for Christmas books to read? Or Hallmark movies to watch? Let me know in the comments!)


First Line: I didn't know my father; it's how my mother wanted it or maybe what he wanted.

From Page 56: "She keeps thinking that if she throws enough hints that the doctors will release her sooner," Dave said.




ABOUT THE BOOK
When a struggling young single mother saves the life of an elderly woman, she sets into motion a series of events that will test her strength, loyalty, and determination, all the while setting her on the path to finding true love. 
Christine Eisley is the mother of seven-year-old Zach and five-year-old Haley. Her ex-husband provides little, if any, child support and makes life difficult for Christine by using the children as pawns. She works long hours as a waitress to make ends meet, but her job is in jeopardy because she's often late to work due to the unreliable teenaged sitters she's forced to use. 
When Christine saves the life of a woman who works in Wilson's department store, the owner of Wilson's wants to find her, to thank her, but Christine has disappeared, losing another job once again. He sets his grandson, Jason, to the task of finding the mysterious "Christy." Jason, an accountant by trade who has lost his job to downsizing, thinks he is "above" working at Wilson's. Soon, he discovers that this new task gives him more than he bargains for. 
The Christmas Secret is a novel for anyone who wants to see how love is a gift that keeps giving back; that hope is a treasure that never runs dry, and that faith is a miracle that is reborn with each new day.

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

  1. Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from A Musket In My Hands by Sandra Merville Hart. Here I'll share the first line from chapter 8.
    "Callie's fingers shook as she signed the document to enter the army."

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of time to enjoy reading!

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  2. Love the cover! Happy reading!

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  3. This one sounds good. I don't particularly look for Christmas book or Christmas movies usually. This week I am spotlighting Those Who Go By Night by Andrew Gaddes - a medieval mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

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  4. I've seen this author and her Christmas books before but not this title. Hope you are enjoying it. My Friday Quotes and review

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  5. I read a book by this author last year and really loved it. It was so wonderfully Christmasy!

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  6. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright but I'm currently reading A Light on a Hill by Connilyn Cossette so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (30) here: "Staying close to the narrow river that now barreled downhill through the valley toward Beit She'an, we kept within the trees as much as possible." Hope you have a great weekend!

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  7. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Wait for Me by Susan May Warren:

    “He wasn’t looking for trouble, but if Pete didn’t act right now, at least one person was going to die.”

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  8. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from An Unseemly Wife by E.B. Moore on my blog. Here is the first sentence from Chapter 6:

    “On and on, they rode alone through the woods, between the branches, a flaming sun setting thin clouds aglow, until one night the sky cleared to a deep black studded with uncountable white points.”

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  9. Christmas books are making the rounds! :-) Have a great week ahead!

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