Donna Everhart


Here we are in mid-October! If that wasn’t shocking enough, how about the fact I’ve been seeing Christmas decorations for weeks now? We all have, and we all know who beat out almost every store in getting their displays and trees up. I’ve always wanted to ask, what the heck happened to Halloween and Thanksgiving? Most of those holidays items are already tucked onto back shelves like off season produce. Well, not the CANDY, maybe!

Either way, let’s get to the First Sentence this week!

Donna Everhart's newest book MOONSHINERS DAUGHTER

Coming December 31, 2019 from Kensington Publishing, Inc.


In this week’s installment, Jessie and Merritt are about to learn something from Mrs. Brewer. Previously, she’d already told them a little about her past, but, given some recent events, she’s made a decision to share more. She waited, as is her way, for the perfect time to elaborate. This at a moment when Jessie feels certain there are no good answers, no way out, no way for her to understand anything about her own past, or how to sort out her conflicted feelings. Eventually, what she begins to understand will influence her way of thinking.

Chapter 24

Mrs. Brewer’s knobby fingers encircled her mug, and as she blew steam off the top, I waited somewhat impatiently for her to tell us what she knew.


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  1. I still love following First Sentence Fridays and following. Would love to win a book. Grew up in Upstate SC in 50s and 60s.

  2. Teresa Murphy Kerr

    I do wish we could get through Halloween at least before putting Christmas stuff out! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I would love to read this book!! I think Christmas has become more of a way for stores to make the most money. It is sad that people get together on Thanksgiving to give thanks for all they have and then the very next day fighting crowds to get the one thing “Sally” wants for Christmas. Christmas is supposed to be about Jesus but it has become all about presents. I enjoy giving, especially to my grandkids! But I also know some, mainly older kids, dislike what they get. I was taught to be thankful for anything or nothing…. it’s a day to spend with family! Sorry for the rant! I just think Christmas is commercialized for the wrong reason and way to soon to enjoy the other holidays. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  4. Having Christmas out before Halloween and Thanksgiving sure is detrimental to these two holidays in my opinion! Especially Thanksgiving and the meaning for giving thanks! Also the stores forget the true meaning of Christmas! I would love to win The Moonshiner’s Daughter! Thanks for the chance!

  5. I sure miss the way things were when I was growing up! It really meant something back then, today it seems like it is all about the money 🙁 I am so looking forward to reading this book!

  6. Enjoyed reading the first sentence, Thank you for sharing. Well, yes the stores are starting on Christmas earlier and earlier and almost forgetting about Halloween and Thanksgiving, don’t take me wrong I LOVE Christmas, but it’s just a little crazy almost forgetting the other Holidays in between. What I couldn’t believe is that this week they started putting up our Christmas light decorations on our main street, a little too soon I think , but oh well. I would love to read The Moonshiners Daughter, as it sounds like such a very , very good book. 🙂 Have a Great weekend. God Bless you.

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