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Friday, August 4, 2017

Favorite Line Fridays + Giveaway - Just the Way You Are - Pepper D. Basham


Happy Friday!

Welcome to the Special Edition of First Line Friday! All month I will be sharing my FAVORITE line from each of the week's featured book/author. This week I am featuring Pepper Basham and her book Just the Way You Are. You can check out the Spotlight HERE. Make sure you check out the giveaway form for more opportunities to enter the giveaway.







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I have collaborated with all of these authors and I am so excited for this giveaway! I am giving away a box of FIVE books...All signed (one signed bookplate sticker) by the authors! I will also be including some bookish/reading items in the box of books, bookmarks, tea, chocolate, etc. Each "Blogiversary" post will have MORE options to enter to win, so make sure you check back. Today we are kicking it off pretty easy! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form below. If you are having difficulties please email me and we will get your name entered.

Pepper's Book Included in the Giveaway is a SIGNED copy  of Just the Way You Are

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Books provided for giveaway by the individual authors and myself. Books included: Just the Way You Are, The Lady and the Lionheart, The Illusionist's Apprentice, Newton & Polly, Behind the Scenes. I am not compensated for any portion of this giveaway. Some of the books were donated for the giveaway. Giveaway will run 8/1/17 - 9/1/17 at 12:00am PDT. Open internationally. Void where prohibited. Please see Policies and Disclosures for more information. *Bookish swag items subject to change*

35 comments:

  1. "This should be her night of triumph" - The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

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  2. "But indeed I would rather have nothing by Tea" Jane Austin
    "Well, girls, our father began, "it's been a good run. And I'm not saying it won't be again, but we're going to have to....economize." From the Prologue from (A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility) Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

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  3. This looks like a super cute read! Love that first line!

    Here's my first line:

    “I never meant for any of it to happen.”
    From The Last Summer by Brandy Bruce

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  4. London. May 1914. Rosemary Gresham may have been a thief but she was a thief who preferred to work in broad daylight. From A Name Unknown by Roseanna White! Loving this book. Can’t get enough Roseanna!

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    1. This one is on my VERY soon-to-read list and I CANNOT WAIT!!!!

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  5. November 12, 2011

    This is for them. This is for the magic. This is for every little dreamer in the room. A Season to Dance - Patricia Beal

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  6. My first line is from #CFRR2017 participating author Cindy Thomson’s Grace’s Pictures.
    December 1900
    “May I take your photograph, miss?”

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  7. Very cool Rachel, Happy Friday!!

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  8. "I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather" - Mocking Jay.

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  9. Love Pepper's books! Today, on my blog I'm sharing the first line from "To Wager Her Heart". It's a fantastic book! Have a great weekend!

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  10. That's a beautiful line. Seriously swoony. I can't wait to read this book.

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  11. I just downloaded her book to my Audible app...The Thornbearer.

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    1. Oh my goodness! I love the narrator for The Thorn Bearer!! She did a beautiful job!!

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  12. Two Struck Images by Phillip Bryant "The boy blinked and rubbed his eyes as the storm danced about him." A historical civil war story
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  13. Swooning here! Fainting couch needed!

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  14. My first line: "Oh, to be a calculating woman!" -A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman

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  15. What a fun variation!!

    now that I have a bookshelf within reach of my desk, I'm grabbing one I hope to read this year.
    "Romulus White stood motionless in the crowded ballroom, staring at a woman he'd once longed for more than his next breath of air."
    - From this Moment, by Elizabeth Camden

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  16. What beautiful writing!

    I’m currently reading My Unexpected Hope by Tammy L Gray, which has a great first line:

    Moonlight leaked through the dirt-splotched windows of Joe’s Bar, it’s silvery rays glinting off the tumbler in front of Laila Richardson’s saddest customer.

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  17. I'm going to cheat a little and do the first four lines: "She'd thought it was safe to come back to the island. She'd thought it was safe to come home. She'd been wrong. It wasn't even safe to pick up lunch." from On Love's Gentle Shore by Liz Johnson.

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  18. "She'd spent $100,000 and 2years in grad school for this?" Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

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  19. Heidi Troyer's skin prickled as a gust of wind blew into her kitchen. Amish Cooking Class book 2 The Blessing by Wanda Brunstetter

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  20. I love Pepper!! She writes the best books. I cannot wait to give her a big hug next Friday!

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  21. Life is forever changed without her; without the sense of her somewhere near.
    Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

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  22. My first line:

    London, England
    May 1817
    I sat across the table from the man I most admired, feeling self-conscious.
    ~The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen

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  23. "Leanna Chupp clasped her hands behind her back as her Rollerblades glided against asphalt."
    The Promise of a Letter by Kathleen Fuller

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  24. Dana Jacobs tried to scream, but no sound came.
    Hidden by Vannetta Chapman

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  25. "Fear and loss snaked around Magnolia Marovich's heart like they always did when she studied the satellite images on the three computer screens in front of her."
    Magnolia Storms by Janet W. Ferguson

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  26. “The baby’s name is Nathanael. It means gift from God, so no matter where he goes or what life brings him, he’ll always have a name to remind him to whom he belongs.” The Thorn Keeper Pepper D. Basham (it's my current favorite line, though I'm sure more will pop up).

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  27. LOVED this and all of Pepper's books!
    My first line is from The Princess and the P. I. by Angela Ruth Strong
    "Jacqueline James always knew that one day her prince would come, but today?"

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  28. Can't wait until I read it.
    Marion

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  29. "Uh, wow. We were supposed to be saying goodbye, but his kiss felt more like forever." Hit and Run Love by Jennifer Peel

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  30. Pepper is a new author to me. Adding her book to my TBR list.
    My first line is from "Cat Got Your Secrets" by Julie Chase: "Hold still please, I whispered to Penelope,the adorable black-and-gray tabby on my lap."

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  31. "To fools, the treasures dug from wisdom's mine
    Are Jewels thrown to Cocks, and Pearls to Swine."
    From Treasury of Aesop's Fables

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  32. My first line is, "Roslyn Colepepper shuttled her eighteen-month-old daughter, Adriana, through the produce section of the Best Choice Market, the cart wheels clacking."
    -from Abiding Mercy by Ruth Reid (the book I'm currently reading :)

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