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First Line Friday #113

Tessa would love nothing more than to leave behind this place where her father lost his life at the hands of Indians and where they were threatened to be attacked again at any moment. Her best childhood friend, Keturah, was taken captive by the Lenape tribe years ago when she was still a child, and they never saw her again. Tessa longs to live in a city where none of these threats exist. Of course, people in cities did have to battle disease, but that didn't seem as terrible as the danger she and her family faced every day in the frontier. There wasn't much sense dreaming such things, Tessa told herself, since she doubted she would fit in with the fancy women in civilization. Instead of ball gowns and dainty slippers, Tessa had learned to shoot a gun, swallow fear, and become tough in order to survive.

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Anneliese Dalaba

January 21, 2021

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #112

I enjoy books that involve children, and especially when these children play an important role in the story, which is the case with The Governess' Debut. Lord Astley is desperate to find a governess for his spoilt daughter. He's lost several governesses who couldn't tolerate the little girl. So when the lovely and too young Felicia Scott arrives for the position, he finds himself in a dilemma. His daughter needs a governess, but he was hoping for someone older and unattractive.

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Anneliese Dalaba

December 17, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #111

If you've ever read a novel by Mary Connealy, you know that you are in for an adventure whenever you pick up one of her books. Her Secret Song from the Brides of Hope Mountain series is no exception. This is actually the last book in the series. I didn't realize that when I bought it, but I still enjoyed it very much.

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Anneliese Dalaba

December 3, 2020

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Anneliese Dalaba

October 29, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #109

Currently, I'm reading books on grief or heaven. Grief helps me to better understand myself and heaven helps me to imagine what Curt might be experiencing now. I know he no longer needs me, but I still need him more than words can say.

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Anneliese Dalaba

October 15, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #108

Ashley agrees to marry Tom, a man she met online. After she sells her house in Ohio and arrives in Michigan where he lives, he doesn’t show up at the airport and doesn’t answer his phone. She finds out from his grieving cousin, Russ, that Tom has passed away. It soon becomes apparent that no one in the family was aware that Tom even had a fiancée. At that point, things become complicated. Since Ashley no longer has a home in Ohio, she decides to stay in Tom’s house. But it’s not just Tom’s house. Russ lives there too. Accidentally, Tom also willed the family farm to Ashley. Ashley wants to please everyone, so she suggests a marriage of convenience to Russ. But will Russ agree that this is the answer to their dilemma?

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Anneliese Dalaba

October 8, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #107

My husband and I were gifted with this book since he has just begun his battle with cancer. I want to share it with you. The title is Courage, Hope, and Healing: Finding God's Presence through Life's Toughest Circumstances by Mary Pappas.

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Anneliese Dalaba

July 23, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #106

We met Rebecca Switzer in Book One of this historical Amish series. Rebecca was young—too young for romance—in the first novel. However, that didn't stop her from falling in love with Jesse Montgomery. Over the years, she grew into a young woman who secretly held onto her love for Jesse. That is where this book begins. Rebecca decides to go find Jesse and tell him about her love for him. She's certain that Jesse had returned her feelings when she first met him. Once he hears of her undying love, he will return to her community, embrace her Amish beliefs, and they can finally marry.

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Anneliese Dalaba

July 16, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #105

The Amish live quiet lives. Separated from the world. And they avoid retaliation. If someone tries to rob them, they won't fight back. They are a peaceful people. But how challenging it must have been to live by those convictions in the Wild West.

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Anneliese Dalaba

June 25, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #104

Gavin Miller moved west to begin a new life but he never forgot the girl, Daisy, he left behind. When his business is up and running, and his house is standing, he decides to write to Daisy to ask for her hand in marriage. Since this is a formal proposal, he chooses to address her by her proper name: Marguerite Chandler. The problem is, he forgot that both Daisy and her cousin, Marge, are named after their grandmother.

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Anneliese Dalaba

June 11, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #103

This book is powerful, thought-provoking, and forces you to look deep at the heart of all your thoughts and actions, the things that give you joy and the things that make you sad, the things the cause delight and the things that annoy you.

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Anneliese Dalaba

June 4, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #102

Today I want to remember Ravi Zacharias, an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist who passed away this week. He will be missed by countless numbers of people. But I'm exceedingly glad he wrote books and created videos so we can continue to learn from him. It was always fascinating listening to him on YouTube. I am currently reading his devotional, The Logic of God. I'm only on chapter two, but it is SO GOOD!

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Anneliese Dalaba

May 21, 2020

First Line Friday

First Line Friday #101

The Duke of Blackwell’s dream is to win the Gold Cup in the annual horse race, but he has yet to find the right jockey for Beauchamp. The duke is certain he owns the fastest horse. But can he find a jockey who understands the horse and has the ability to bring him first across the finish line? The last thing he wants is to find a wife as his mother unceasingly reminds him he must do.

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Anneliese Dalaba

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