Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
Today I am going to post a line from
Close to Home
by Deborah Raney
From page one, this novel resonated in my heart. For some reason stories that have characters impacted by war always touch a sensitive place in my heart. Close to Home is the fourth book in the Chicory Inn Series.
I would highly recommend this novel, as well as an of the other books in this series. Deborah Rainey is fantastic and this series is deep, touch, and truely inspiring.
Bree Cordel Whitman is a Whitman by marriage, but sometimes she forgets she wasn't born into Grant and Audrey's family. Her late husband, Timothy Whitman, gave his life for his country on a windblown hill in Afghanistan. Bree has let the love of Tim's family keep her ties to him strong--in the same way she keeps Tim's memory alive for them. But it's been almost five years, and she can't hang onto the past forever.
Fighting the guilt she feels for wanting to love again, she can't help her dreams about a tall, dark, and handsome man--a man who is not her Tim. How can she accept the flirtations from Drew Brooks without throwing the Whitman family back into grieving? And how can Drew compete with the ghost of a hero and the hero's very alive family who seem to hold some spell over the woman who shares their name . . . a woman he might just love?
The Books in the Series
Add the books in the series to your GOODREADS TBR pile.
My first line:
"Can I bother you for a minute?"
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3/24/2017 07:43:45 am
Happy Friday! I'm going to read Close to Home.
3/24/2017 07:58:25 am
I was staring out of the classroom window and daydreaming of adventure when I spotted the flying saucer. - Armada by Ernest Cline.
3/24/2017 08:01:42 am
It can't be true.
"No room!" The man with the large hat exclaimed. - Pool Tears by Erin Pyne (another take on Alice in Wonderland)
3/24/2017 10:03:41 am
I just finished reading "Congo Dawn" by Jeanette Windle. It was very different from what I usually read, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!
3/24/2017 12:03:58 pm
Well that definitely sounds like a story to touch the heart! I like the first line, too. :)
3/24/2017 01:43:36 pm
South Carolina, November 1780
3/24/2017 03:05:11 pm
Perfect first line! Happy Friday!
3/24/2017 05:39:35 pm
Sounds like a great love story!
Sydney @ Singing Librarian Books
3/24/2017 10:39:20 pm
My site is being weird and I cannot respond to your individual comments at this time. Thanks to all that have stopped by and joined in the book fun!
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