First Line Fridays: July 31st

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

Here’s the line…

Prologue May 1976

Simon was six years old when he first tasted beer.

Now the book…

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: June 12th

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

This week I have been reading one of my advanced reader copy books off of Netgalley that’s due out June 23, 2020. Check this line out…

All mothers wish a perfect love story upon their daughters.

Wow. It’s so true…

So what book is it?

Blurb

A novel about mothers and daughters, about taking chances, about exploding secrets and testing the boundaries of family

Years ago, during a certain summer in Maine, two young women, unaware of each other, met a charismatic man at a craft fair and each had a brief affair with him. For Jane it was a chance to bury her recent pain in raw passion and redirect her life. For Sue it was a fling that gave her troubled marriage a way forward.

Now, sixteen years later, the family lives these women have made are suddenly upended when their teenage girls meet as strangers on social media. They concoct a plan to spend the summer in Maine with the man who is their biological father. Their determination puts them on a collision course with their mothers, who must finally meet and acknowledge their shared past and join forces as they risk losing their only daughters to a man they barely know.

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: June 5th

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

As you may have heard me talk about before, a group of us at work like to exchange books we’re reading with each other…we haven’t seen each other since mid-March!! AHHHHHH! One reached out and we decided to start a semi-book club where we all read the same book together since we can’t pass our books along like we used to…here’s the first line from what we picked for our first read…

1969

Marsh is not swamp. Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky.

Do you know what this book is? Needless to say I’m excited, this has been on my TBR shelf FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know many of you have read this one so I’m not going to include the blurb this week…if you’ve read it, let me know if you think I’ll love this, meh it, or be barely able to finish it…

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: The Half Sister #SandieJones #MomsWhoRead #FridayMeme #FLF

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m reading the latest Sandie Jones book…

Kate sees the familiar plaque on Dr. Williams’ office door and feels a knot in her stomach.

Blurb

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman, comes a compelling new domestic suspense novel about a family who is forever changed when a stranger arrives at their door.

THE TRUTH

Sisters Kate and Lauren meet for Sunday lunch every week without fail, especially after the loss of their father.

THE LIE

But a knock at the door is about to change everything. A young woman by the name of Jess holds a note with the results of a DNA test, claiming to be their half sister.

THE UNTHINKABLE

As the fallout starts, it’s clear that they are all hiding secrets, and perhaps this family isn’t as perfect as it appears.

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: May 22nd #ParisNeverLeavesYou #HistoricalFiction #FLF #Reading #MomsWhoRead

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m reading a book that I will be part of a blog tour next month!

Paris, 1944

They were ripping off the stars.

Blurb

Living through WWII working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life?

Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Paris Never Leaves You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

The war is over, but the past is never past.

What are you reading today??

First Line Fridays: May 15th #SisterDear #MomsWhoRead #Thriller #BookQuote #FLF

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring a book that I will be reviewing later this month, Sister Dear!

The police didn’t believe me. A jury wouldn’t have, either, if I’d gone on trial, and most definitely not the judge.

Blurb

Beauty. Wealth. Success.

She’s got it all.

And it all should’ve been mine.

When Eleanor Hardwicke’s beloved father dies, her world is further shattered by a gut-wrenching secret: the man she’s grieving isn’t really her dad. Eleanor was the product of an affair and her biological father is still out there, living blissfully with the family he chose. With her personal life spiraling, a desperate Eleanor seeks him out, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half sister.

Perfectly perfect Victoria has everything Eleanor could ever dream of. Loving childhood, luxury home, devoted husband. All of it stolen from Eleanor, who plans to take it back. After all, good sisters are supposed to share. And quiet little Eleanor has been waiting far too long for her turn to play.

What are you reading today???

First Line Fridays: May 8th #MyDarkVanessa #BookQuote #FirstLine #FLF #MomsWhoRead

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring a book I grabbed at Costco not that long ago, My Dark Vanessa!

I get ready for work and the post has been up for eight hours. While curling my hair, I refresh the page. So far, 224 shares and 875 likes.

Blurb

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.

2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher.

2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed?

Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of RoomMy Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself.

What are you reading today???

First Line Fridays: May 1st #MomsWhoRead #Thriller #Netgalley #QuarantineReads #Book #FridayMeme #Reading

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring an upcoming book I received through Netgalley…here’s the line…

Eve wasn’t even supposed to be in these caves.

Now to reveal the book!

Blurb

Everyone has a secret they’ll do anything to hide…

Twenty-five years ago, the body of sixteen-year-old Eve Knox was found in the caves near her home in small-town Grotto, Iowa—discovered by her best friend, Maggie, and her sister, Nola. There were a handful of suspects, including her boyfriend, Nick, but without sufficient evidence the case ultimately went cold.

For decades Maggie was haunted by Eve’s death and that horrible night. Now a detective in Grotto, and seven months pregnant, she is thrust back into the past when a new piece of evidence surfaces and the case is reopened. As Maggie investigates and reexamines the clues, secrets about what really happened begin to emerge. But someone in town knows more than they’re letting on, and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried deep.

What are you reading today???

First Line Fridays: April 24th #FLF #MomsWhoRead #FirstLine #Reading #Books #SocialDistancing #QuarantineReads

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  This week I’m featuring a book I just had to e-borrow from my local library. I was craving a quick, light read and this one jumped out at me…

“Senior year, baby!” Once the car door slammed shut behind me, I tilted back my head and let my eyes slide closed, drawing in a deep breath.

It’s the sequel to The Kissing Booth!! Soon to be a movie on Netflix and now I’m prepared for when that happens! My review will be up next week!

Blurb

Elle Evans seems to have finally tamed hotter-than-hot bad boy Noah Flynn, but now they’re facing a new challenge. Noah’s 3,000 miles away at Harvard, which means they’re officially a long-distance couple – and it’s tough. After all, there’s only so much texts and calls can do- and when Elle sees a post which suggests Noah’s getting friendly with someone else, she’s devastated.

On top of that, it’s hard to ignore new boy Levi. He’s gentle, sweet, cute – and definitely interested in Elle.

With her heart on the line, what’s a girl to do?

Join Elle, Noah, Lee and all your favorite Kissing Booth characters for another amazing romantic story that’s sure to have you swooning.

What are you reading today???

First Line Friday: April 10th #MomsWhoRead #QuarantineLife #ReadMe #FLF #Friday #Book #Murder #SocialDistancing

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.  I bought this one when it first came out and finally on Spring Break I have time to crack this baby open!!! What book is it? First the line…

Pip knew where they lived.

I have not been able to put this book down!!!!!

Blurb

The case is closed. Five years ago, schoolgirl Andie Bell was murdered by Sal Singh. The police know he did it. Everyone in town knows he did it.

But having grown up in the same small town that was consumed by the murder, Pippa Fitz-Amobi isn’t so sure. When she chooses the case as the topic for her final year project, she starts to uncover secrets that someone in town desperately wants to stay hidden. And if the real killer is still out there, how far will they go to keep Pip from the truth?

What are you reading this week???