Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hide in Plain Sight - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

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     In Hide in Plain Sight a family emergency brings Andrea Hampton from Philadelphia to rural Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. But Andrea has no intention of staying around to help her grandmother and sister get their bed and breakfast running. Her life is back in the city.
      Cal Burke "just wanted to be alone with his anger and his guilt." He has become fond of Andrea's family and now rents their barn for his furniture building business, but why did he quit practicing law?
      This is a "Love Inspired" inspirational romance, but the author doesn't preach, which I appreciate. It is a well-written, entertaining story with likable characters and a good plot.

Book Beginning:
     She had to get to the hospital. Andrea Hampton's fingers tightened on the steering wheel as that call from the Pennsylvania State Police replayed in her mind in an endless loop. Her sister had been struck by a hit-and-run driver while walking along a dark country road--like this one. They didn't know how badly she was injured.

Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
     A quick jerk of his hand pulled her close to him, and he lowered his head to speak so no one could hear. "A few of the old-timers don't like the idea of another inn opening, increasing the tourist traffic in town."

Genre: Inspirational Fiction / Women's Fiction / Suspense
Book Length: 256 Pages
Amazon Link: Hide in Plain Sight (The Three Sisters Inn Book 1)
Author's Website: Marta Perry

**FYI: 
      Available now! Twenty-two Love Inspired authors joined together to create A RECIPE FOR ROMANCE--a collection of recipes and original short stories donated by some of your favorite authors. Marta's story involves a young Amish wife who finds a way to renew her bond with her husband over her chicken pot pie--and Marta's recipe for pot pie is included! 
     A RECIPE FOR ROMANCE is available as both print and e-book, and all profits go to children's charities. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QEE7Z18/ 

                            

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25 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

Sounds like it has a bit of romance, too. Oo-la-la. Anne @ My Head is Full of Books

jacquie said...

That sure is a compelling beginning!

Marta Perry said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my book, Sandra. And I appreciate the mention of A Recipe for Romance. It's just out this week, and all the proceeds from sales will go to children's charities, so I'm especially excited about this project.
Marta

JC Jones said...

Romance and new starts. Sound good.

sherry fundin said...

Sounds like a feel good read. Great for this time of year.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do love the sound of this one, Sandra...and that cover is engaging! Thanks for sharing and enjoy.

Here's mine: “WALKING ON TRAMPOLINES”

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Best of luck with A Recipe for Romance. It sounds like a worthwhile project -- plus lots of good stories and recipes!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a good story--warm and just perfect for this holiday season.

Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting. I have an aunt who lives in Lancaster Co so that's a little extra enticement. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It does! I enjoy reading almost all levels of "heat" in the romance genre. Since this book is inspirational, there's no sex or profanity.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed the book's setting as well as the story and characters.

Bea said...

I've had this on my kindle for ages! I should move it up.

Have a great weekend!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It's a good story. You'll enjoy it.

Elizabeth said...

Love the cover. Could a car that looks like that really run someone down? :)

I love Lancaster...so quaint. I am sure the book is enjoyable.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for sharing. Thanks for coming by my blog.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Lenna said...

It seems like there is a lot going on with the characters of this book. It will be interesting to see how each intertwines with the other. thanks for sharing! and thanks for stopping by!

Lenna
http://lennajennie.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/day-before-saturday-3/

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Sexual tension, anyone? I'm already loving it.

Breana M. said...

Sounds interesting! :D

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

This sounds like the kind of journey that no-one wants to make, especially as it sounds as though Andrea is travelling alone, with just her thoughts and worries for company.

I love the hint of menace in your 56. I wonder if Andrea is going to stand for this kind of veiled threat or not!

Thanks for sharing your excerpts this week and I am pleased that you enjoyed the book,

Yvonne

LadyD Piano said...

What a wonderful #56 and steamy intro for us. I think I would like this one, especially knowing the proceeds for a worthy cause and a yummy recipe is enclosed. Thanks for sharing this one.

fredamans said...

I love the Love Inspired Harlequin books. Always just the right touch of steam and suspense!
Happy weekend!

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

Nice excerpts--they really make me want to read this one.

Yvonne said...

I definitely want to read this one. It sounds great.

Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Oh! What a tragic way to start a book.

BookBeginning@EverythingNyze

Lauren Stoolfire said...

You know, I live not too far from an Amish community, but I don't think I've every read a Amish book....

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

I just actually finished reading a novel with a "hit-and-run" prose too! I hope you are enjoying your read :)