Friday, September 30, 2016

First Line Friday - Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman

He sets hearts on fire.
She’s been burned by love.
Can hope survive the flames of the past?

School teacher by day, ghostwriter by night, sweet and shy Shannon O’Bryen doesn’t mind writing romance on the sly, but to live it? No, thank you, not since the man she loved turned out to be a player who broke both her heart and her spirit. Now focused more on her faith and her fiction, she vows the next time she falls in love, it will be safely—through the pages of a book.

Dr. Sam Cunningham is a charismatic player who breaks hearts as regularly as he washes his pearl-white Corvette. Abandoned as a baby, Sam was an orphan shuffled through the foster-care system, bitterly driven to prove he is worthy of love—the kind that lasts forever. Once he learns Shannon is a romance writer, he enlists her help in winning back his ex-girlfriend. She teaches him about faith and the true definition of love, and he soon discovers he’s been seeking it in the wrong place all along—and with the wrong girl. But can he convince a woman who's been burned by love to open her eyes—and her heart—to a love everlasting? 

Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Julie has garnered 17 RWA and other awards and made Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Her latest novel, Surprised by Love, appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s list of Top Ten Novels of 2014. Her indie book A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers' Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.

You can contact Julie and read excerpts from her books at, or through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pinterest, as well as sign up for her newsletter. Check out Julie’s group blog, The Seekers, Writers Digest 2013 and 2014 “Best 101 Websites for Writers,” and Julie’s own personal blog, Journal Jots, voted blog of the month in the Readers’ Choice poll of Book Fun Magazine.

First Line:
“Okay, smile pretty—hot guys at three o’clock.”

A link for this book is in my sidebar. You can buy it today, as it releases TODAY!!!
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Beth Erin




Beth Erin said...

I'm at the halfway point in Love Everlasting and LOVING it!!!

"This looks like a fairy-tale cottage, one you'd see painted on the cover of a kids' book."
Catching Heat by Janice Cantore

Caryl Kane said...

I'm looking forward to reading Love Everlasting!


The bloody image of King Zireli fell away as Chima lifted into the ash-riddled air. ACCELERANT by Ronie Kendig

It literally just arrived in today's mail! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Becky said...

"At least here, online, Hannah Butcher, aka SmokinHuntress62, could save the world." From the first book in Candy Cane Kisses: Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful by Susan May Warren

Sydney Anderson said...

I have this on my to read list for this weekend! Super excited!!! :D

My first line:

I stared, wide awake, at the ceiling of Puckerbush's only Veterinary clinic.
~The Cursed Dagger by Alyson Peterson

1bgpayne said...

It takes a real man to be a Missouri River pilot, and that’s why a good one draws down as high as a thousand dollars a month.
Stephanie Grace Whitson’s “A Captain For Laura Rose”
I haven’t read it yet, I had to reboot my kindle this was the first book past my “collections” pages.

Bookworm Mama said...

I'm about the same place Beth is! Half way! Yay! Loving it! My first line for today though... "It was like being in jail." Can't Help Falling...Ahhh! One of my fav books of the YEAR!!! Of FOREVER!!!

Janet W. Ferguson said...

I want to read Can't Help Falling, too! As soon as I get book 4 released in October...
"Nothing in Abigail MacLeod's life prepared her for the shock of watching Benjamin Rosen die in her arms." Lynn Austin. This is from my local Christain book club for the month of September. Sadly I didn't have time to finish :(

Janet W. Ferguson said...

I misspelled Christian on 3 different blogs just now. Really need an editor every time I type.

MeezCarrie said...

I cannot wait to read this one! It's on my calendar for Tuesday!! YAY!

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