Friday, May 10, 2019

First Line Fridays: The Brave Art of Motherhood

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first lines from The Brave Art of Motherhood by Rachel Marie Martin:

"Over the past five years, I've lived what I've jokingly called a public private life."

Have you read this book?

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!


About the Book:


Full-time FindingJoy.net blogger, speaker, marketer, podcaster, and single mom of seven, Rachel Marie Martin presents a wake-up call to those of us who have found ourselves stuck in the 'I'm just a mom' phase of life. 

Yes, this book is about motherhood . . . but really, this book is about finding yourself again and following your passion WHILE being a mom. Inspired by her incredible story, Rachel's words always come straight from the gut; they are visceral, real and soul searching. She challenges you to find the courage to break cycles, to take off masks and not let fear take control. This book is a balance of tough, "no excuses" ways of approaching life, while allowing breathing room and grace for yourself, for as we all know, life and mothering are not perfect.


After inspiring and conversing with thousands of women, Rachel has surmised there is always a reason to hope, to move forward and a reason to dare doing what you thought was impossible. (Yes, including what you are skeptical of accomplishing right now). She encourages you to say yes to your dreams and stop waiting for "someday" or "one day" or "when something happens".


Prepare to change the way you think about yourself and your life. This will be a book you read over and over armed with a highlighter in one hand and a journal for introspection in another.


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

12 comments:

  1. Here is the first line from Lori Benton's upcoming release, The King's Mercy. "Alex McKinnon roused to the press wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut."

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    1. I just got that book in the mail this week and can't wait to read it! Happy reading!

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  2. Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Sherrinda Ketchersid's debut novel "Lord of Her Heart". Here I'll share the first line from chapter 11 of the same book.
    "Tension filled the air as servants jostled each other in a frantic pace to prepare meals for those at the tournament."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Happy Friday!
    Today I shared the first line from Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner but it's also the book I'm about to dig into so I don't have an extra line at the moment to share. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading that one soon! Happy reading!

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  4. The first line from my current read, The Highest of Hopes by Susan Anne Mason is:
    "There was no turning back now!"

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    1. Sounds like an action-filled start! Happy reading!

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  5. The quote I'm sharing on my blog today is from the novella collection An Amish Reunion. This is the first line from page 81 of my current read, Who I Am With You by Robin Lee Hatcher:

    "Ignorance, Ridley discovered, isn't bliss."

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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