Donna Everhart

First Sentence Fridays and FREE BOOK Friday!

Happy Friday!

When someone asks, “what does it feel like when a book is about to release?”

The image that flashes in front of me is that of a skier (me) moving into position to descend a black diamond hill. For anyone that has ever snow skied, you know it’s exhilarating and scary at the same time.

That. That’s the answer.????????

It doesn’t matter how many times it happens. (for either!)

On to this week’s sentence!


Rae Lynn is determined, and resolute once she has her mind made up, and there was a special, meaningful task she wasn’t able to accomplish before Life threw her a curveball. Forever grateful to this particular individual, (no spoilers!) she is determined to honor their memory, even though doing so will cause her to have to confront a part of her past she would like to forget.


Chapter 34

Rae Lynn

The sharp bite of winter was upon them, but she still went ahead and bought a small marble headstone and arranged to have it shipped to the little house under the pines.


????First Sentence Friday ARC GIVEAWAY!!!????

For a chance to win one of the final ARCs of The Saints of Swallow Hill, tell me what your favorite read of 2021 was and why!

A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday!


Kensington Publishing Corporation GIVEAWAY!!!

To say that my publisher has been generous giving out advanced reader copies of SAINTS is an understatement! Here is yet another way for you to win a copy of the book! Go here!



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Doing so supports the author! ????

4 thoughts on “First Sentence Fridays and FREE BOOK Friday!”

  1. jillhannahanderson

    Just ONE favorite book? Ugh. So many come to mind, but I’m going to pick The Orphan Collector, by Ellen Marie Wiseman because not only was it terrific historical fiction (like the rest of her books) but it was also so timely because of what the world is going through now.

    1. I know – it is always SO hard! That’s a great choice though – and yes, the timing, impeccable. I remember reading something she wrote about that, and saying it was pure coincidence, but that is what is called a lightning strike moment in the pub world!

  2. My favorite read of 2021 was The Crowns of Croswald by D.E. Night. This book series has the same whimsical thrill that bring me back to that child like wonder when I first discovered the Harry Potter series. The storyscape she developed was so detailed it was like watching a movie in my head whole I was reading. Just a fantastic series.

    1. That is how it is when I’m writing – it plays like a movie in my head. BONUS – you’re the winner of this week’s ARC! Congrats! ????

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