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First Sentence Fridays – THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER! TWO Free Books Friday –>THE FORGIVING KIND and . . . ? - Donna Everhart

Donna Everhart

First Sentence Fridays – THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER! TWO Free Books Friday –>THE FORGIVING KIND and . . . ?

Hello everyone! We’re clipping right along with our sentences, and we’re already almost one third of the way through THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER. Are you intrigued with the story yet? I hope so!

This week, win personalized copies of THE FORGIVING KIND and a SURPRISE BOOK (!!!) by commenting and sharing my posts! 

*** HINT: You don’t have to “like” my page on Facebook, and you don’t have to follow me on social media, etc. for a chance to win. Simply commenting and sharing makes you eligible. I’d rather have you “like” or “follow” and stick around for a long time, than to see a drop in numbers the day after winners are announced.***  😉 

THE FORGIVING KIND by Donna Everhart

You can read the flap copy of THE FORGIVING KIND here.

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Now on to this week’s sentences for THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER! (December 31, 2019, Kensington)


Aside from where NASCAR was born, Wilkes County, North Carolina was once called the moonshine capital of the world. (Other states also had counties they claimed as that, for instance, Franklin County, VA, and a place called Cosby which evidently straddles Cocke and Sevier Counties in Tennessee.) In the mid to late 50s, the government was trying to crack down on the illegal liquor trade in Wilkes County – considered the heyday of moonshiners and bootleggers. Several Alcohol Tax Unit (ATU instead of ATF back then) agents were sent there to clean it up, but it wasn’t until 1960 that moonshining operations began to wane, although some continued to produce it, like Jessie’s family.

If you recall, Jessie’s father bought a TV and she’s become obsessed with the show The Untouchables because of Eliot Ness. I never watched it, but in my research I found there were several episodes that dealt with bootleggers and Ness’s efforts to get rid of them, which of course makes him a hero to her.

Jessie has a plan, and it involves the ATU.

Chapter 11

His name was Nash Reardon.


The winners of THE FORGIVING KIND and The Surprise Book will be announced Monday morning!

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9 thoughts on “First Sentence Fridays – THE MOONSHINER’S DAUGHTER! TWO Free Books Friday –>THE FORGIVING KIND and . . . ?”

  1. Ruth Anne Brown

    The book continues to intrigue. I look forward to reading both new books and the next to come.

  2. A guy names Nash Reardon ia a likely candidate for a dirt track date. This one might really expand your audience. Some other men than me reading them.

    1. Dirt track date – good one! I hope it does – it still told from the perspective of a sixteen year old girl though. Now my next one . . . 😉

      1. What is this? A North Carolina girl with no Southern Culture On The Skids in her place list? I bet you even put Nilla Vanilla Wafers in your banana pudding.

        1. I’m thinkin’ they might work better for the next book – particularly Ditch Diggin’. I do love Nilla Wafers, I admit, but, the pudding and meringue? From scratch only. None of that cream cheese/whipped cream stuff.

  3. The book sounds intriguing and I would love to read it. I used to watch the Untouchables when I was growing up at home, I really used to like it and when my dad was watching it I would also watch it. I think all that bootleggers business was very interesting. Have a Great weekend and Thank you of the chance! 🙂

  4. I would LOVE to win an ARC of your newest book. I read THE FORGIVING KIND and loved it.

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