No one in Mattingly ever believed Bobby Barnes would live to see old age. Drink would either rot Bobby from the inside out or dull his senses just enough to send his truck off the mountain on one of his nightly rides. Although Bobby believes such an end possible—and even likely—it doesn’t stop him from taking his twin sons Matthew and Mark into the mountains one Saturday night. A sharp curve, blinding headlights, metal on metal, his sons’ screams. Bobby’s final thought as he sinks into blackness is a curious one—there will be stars.
Yet it is not death that greets him beyond the veil. Instead, he returns to the day he has just lived and finds he is not alone in this strange new world. Six others are trapped there with him.
Bobby soon discovers that rather than the place of peace he had been led to believe he was in, it’s actually a place of secrets and hidden dangers. Along with three others, he seeks to escape, even as the world around him begins to crumble. The escape will lead some to greater life, others to endless death . . . and Bobby Barnes to understand the deepest nature of love.
First Line : Sometimes, if he was not so drunk or the twins so loud, Bobby Barnes would consider how those rides to the mountain had become an echo of his life.
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I just finished Shelter From The Storm by Kristen Ethridge:
"Ten years ago, Becca Collins caught a bus to Port Provident, Texas because it was as far south as she could get from Wisconsin without falling into the water."
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I just got a delightful surprise in the mail yesterday so I’m sharing the first line of Chapter 7 from Love Everlasting by Julie Lessman…
“But I d-don’t want to see the n-nurse; I want to r-ride a h-horsey.” Little six-year-old Beth Erin … clung to Shannon’s neck, voice quivering with disappointment as they entered the reception are of the Camp Hope plantation house.
I have yet to read a Billy Coffey book! I really need to do that.
My first line currently is from Cynthia Simmons' Pursuing Gold - "What a dilemma!"
Carrie, his books are one of the best! He knows how to transport you to a different place. Carrie, enter the giveaway silly goose!
Beth Erin, how fun! I love Julie's books! She is absolutely one of my favorites!
Haven't heard of that one, Becky.
Bad Day for a Bombshell
by Cindy Vincent
December 5th, 1941
"Two days before waves of Imperial Japanese Navy planes blasted our warships into fireballs at Pearl Harbor, my mother and I were balancing hatboxes and shopping bags in the back of a taxicab while it raced through downtown Dallas, the fashion center of the Southwest."
I experienced that when I read Last Chance Christmas in Cowboy Christmas Homecoming. I had no idea Julie had used my name Andie in this story. I felt very honored!
Love the title!
Mine is from Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts
"Napoleon Bonaparte was the founder of modern France and is one of the great conquerors of history."
Happy Friday! I wish I enjoyed non-fiction but I can't read much of it. I have Tim Tebow's book Shaken to read now that's a book I can enjoy! Lol
"The significance of the location was unknown to those present that murky day in 1962 when four lads stood in front of a huge tea warehouse by Liverpool's dock road, having photos taken to publicize their first record." Tune In - The Beatles: All These Years by Mark Lewisohn
Are you reading that for review or fun? Love the Beatles!!
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