Friday, April 7, 2017

I seem to be reading a lot of novellas right now. My son is getting married next week and I need the down time in the evenings to let go of the stress of work, school, and planning for company and food preparation for the reception. But I don't want to have a storyline carry over from one day to the next because I never know when I'll be able to get back to it. Thank goodness for authors who write shorter stories that can be read in a couple hours, but with the same quality of writing as their longer novels. Here's one from this week:

Never Ever After: Quotable Romance Book 2 by Lucy McConnell (A Cinderella story)

(the funny thing about this book is that Book 1 is coming out later this month)

"You work too hard."


  1. Haha, I like this line. How is the rest of the book??

    1. It was great. An easy read. I've never been disappointed by Lucy McConnell. Not too Cinderella-y, but enough, with a good build-up, fun characters, and a fun ending.

  2. My first line comes from A Heart So True by Dorothy Love. This is the first story in Among The Fair Magnolias collection.

    Pawleys Island, South Carolina
    May 1860


  3. Interesting first line and interesting book!
    Yesterday I read Pepper Basham’s book Just the Way You Are ~sigh~ It’s so good that I will read it again soon. My first line:
    “One step into the massive, glass-walled waiting area was all it took.”

  4. Congratulations on your son's upcoming wedding!
    To celebrate its release day, I will share the first line from
    The Patriot and The Loyalist by Angela K. Couch
    South Carolina, November 1780
    Daniel Reid slowed his horse and sucked air into his lungs as he reined to the road’s grassy edge.

  5. Lol! Is that first line trying to tell you something?

    I'm sharing the first line from Cara Putman's new release, Beyond Justice, over on my blog today. 🙂

  6. I love novella collections! The latest one I was reading is called Lassoed by Marriage, but there are several Christmas novella collections that are lovely to read too. Happy Friday!

  7. Novella collections are a nice change of pace. Have a great weekend!