First Line Friday

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring today is A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano.

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“Miss Arabella Beckett had always been proud of the fact that she’d never ended up in jail.”

Arabella Beckett’s passion is to help the downtrodden women of America. Mr. Theodore Wilde is a private investigator on a mission for his good friend, Hamilton Beckett. When he finally tracks down Hamilton’s sister, Arabella, he is not in the most pleasant of moods. Her fiercely independent streak rubs him the wrong way. When circumstances keep bringing the two together, new feelings begin to stir.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

First Line Friday — Perfectly Matched

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring today is Perfectly Matched by Maggie Brendan.

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“Do you, Anna Olsen, take Edward Parker to be your lawfully wedded husband?”

Can two people who are opposites and strangers make a marriage work? Anna Olsen knows it’s time to leave her sister’s increasingly crowded house and start a life of her own. Following her sisters’ examples, she becomes a mail-order bride, and after a short correspondence with clock maker and jeweler Edward Parker, she moves to Denver to become his wife.

Now it’s your turn. Place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the link below.

 

 

First Line Friday

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring this weeks is The Measure of Katie Calloway, written by Serena Miller.

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“A drop of rain seeped through the sodden roof of the Georgia cabin where Katie Calloway lay.”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you would like to see what it’s about, just click on the title of the book above.

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First Line Friday

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring today is one of by favorites. I’ve read it twice! It’s Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard.

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Chesterton, Hertfordshire, England 1813

“Something would have to be done about Ariana.”

Mr. Philip Mornay is London’s current darling rogue. Ariana Forsythe is a sweet girl from the country with no experience in London society. Ariana and Mr. Mornay’s first encounter is rather embarrassing for Ariana. His response didn’t help matters. The story captured me from the start and I had a hard time putting it down.

Now place your first line in the comments and then check out some more bloggers who participate in First Line Friday. Just click on the name and it will take you to their blog.

Reading is My SuperPower ~~ The Christian Fiction Girl ~~ Faithfully Bookish ~~ Bookworm Mama ~~ Lauraine’s Notes ~~ A Baker’s Perspective ~~ Singing Librarian Books ~~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~~ All the Book Blog Names are Taken ~~ Fiction Aficionado 

 

 

He Bought Me a Smartphone

“You need a smartphone,” he told me.

“Why?” I responded. “This phone does everything I need it to do. It lets me call people and receive calls from people. Everything else can wait until I get home and sit at my computer.” 

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When it was time to get a new phone, he bought me a smartphone. I use it all the time! What was I thinking? Life is so much easier with a smartphone.

“You should get a Kindle. It’s so much cheaper to buy books and it’s convenient, too,” he said.

“I love holding a book when I read. I’m on a computer for my work. Another screen in my face is the last thing I want when I find time to read,” was my response

He said, “You need an iPad. It’s so convenient. You can use it wherever you are. It’s more handy than a laptop.” (Which I didn’t have yet, since I thought a desktop was good enough for me.)

He bought himself a new iPad, so I decided I may as well give it a try. I inherited his older version and — I loved it!! It was SO CONVENIENT!! I could use it to find recipes and then place it on my counter as I cooked. I could do all kinds of research on it. And since the Kindle app is free, I decided that I may as well try that, too. Now I love reading on the Kindle app! I rarely buy books in hardcopy anymore. I can download tons of books and switch to whichever one I feel like reading. I can even highlight in my book. And if I don’t know the meaning of a word I come across, I only need to hold my finger on it and it gives me the definition!!! How exciting is that?!!!

If you haven’t caught onto it yet, the “he” I’m referring to is, of course, my husband. He keeps pushing me to educate myself about electronic devices, apps, and programs. If it were up to me, I’d probably still have a “dumb” phone and be typing in my Word Perfect program. (Anyone remember that one?)

You would think he would be content with his successful endeavors in my education, but no. He pushed me to start a blog. I’m on Facebook and on Twitter because of him. I now own a laptop — an Apple, of course. He said it only makes sense since I already have an iPad and an iPhone. I do my grocery list on my Reminders app. This was also his idea since we can share the app. He just types in whatever he needs me to pick up for him on his phone and it shows up on my phone. Oh, my friends, the list just keeps growing.

When I started writing my first book, he told me I needed to learn the Scrivener program. Everything within me wanted to rebel. I don’t want to learn another program! I have enough to do! But he started to explain how convenient it is for writers. He sent me information about the program with testimonials. Needless to say, I wrote my first book on Scrivener — and I’m so glad I did! It was so easy to move around in my book when it came time to edit. I effortlessly made character pages, a setting/scenery page, and so much more. I felt organized and not overwhelmed. When it came time to publish, the compile feature was amazing, and adaptable to whatever type of compiling I needed to do (PDF, Kindle, paperback, etc.).

Sssshhhhhh!!!! Don’t tell him, but I’m so glad he pushed me over the years. He was right! He has made my life easier, broader, more functional, very exciting, and practical! I love things that are practical! I love not feeling behind-the-times. And I love my man!!

First Line Friday

Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author.

The book I’m featuring today is The Courteous Cad (Miss Pickworth Book 3) by Catherine Palmer. All three books in this series are interesting reads, but I’ll feature the 3rd book today.

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“I shall never marry,” Prudence Watson declared to her sister as they crossed a busy Yorkshire street.

If you enjoy First Line Friday, here are some more blogs to read:

Reading is My SuperPower ~~ The Christian Fiction Girl ~~ Faithfully Bookish ~~ Bookworm Mama ~~ Lauraine’s Notes ~~ A Baker’s Perspective ~~ Singing Librarian Books ~~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~~ All the Book Blog Names are Taken ~~ Fiction Aficionado