Today I am showcasing an author, Elaine Orr that I enjoy. The last book out.


“YOU CAN FREEZE YOUR BUNS OFF in December at the Jersey Shore. That’s why all the tourism brochures feature seagulls on the beach in July.”

My review

I am delighted to read the 10th book of this series in order to find out what was happening with Jolie and Scoobie. A simple New Year’s Eve wedding is planned. The day before while eating at the cafe, Jolie sees a stranger in town who was familiar. Later Scoobie is informed that his father is unconscious at the hospital. The wedding is disrupted by the police bringing a ten-year child to it. The boy tells Scoobie that he is delighted to finally meet his brother. Julie decides to help Scoobie decided if he wants more information on why his Father left him behind. The reason will break your heart. This book is better if you have read the some of the previous books as all the characters are present as it is character driven. Some of the back stories are included and the story is completed. I am looking forward to reading the next book. I highly recommended the book and the series.


My Review

I received a free copy from the author for a review. I would like to thank her for the opportunity to read this book. The first book in this series. Jolie Gentil moves to Ocean Shores after the husband had gambled all their funds away. She is staying at her Aunt Madge’s B&B Resort. Jolie meets old friends from her high school days. She finds work as a real estate appraisal and the first day on the job Jolie finds a dead woman. One of her husband creditors attempts to force her to pay her husband debt. Jolie needs to finds answers before her life expires. I highly recommend this series.



This is the first In the series that I read. Now I am up-to-date with the series. I am looking forward to the next book.,and

My Review

This a new author for me and a good one. The characters seem so real I have already identified with them. Restoring her cottage, Jolie and Scoobie finds a bag of jewelry. Jolie begins to look into the history of the house trying located the owners of gems. Strangew things begin to happen to culminate with a dead man on her porch. One is an addition of Pebbles to the family to keep Jazz from being lonely. Vacant houses are burning and arson is suspected. The peeping tom is still around. I will read more by this author.
.Disclosure: I received a free copy from through Netgalley for an honest review. I would thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own.

About bettylouise31 Member of NetGalley and Edelweiss Senior Citizen and been reading and sharing my thoughts on books most of my life. I read for my pleasure. I have been married for over 60 years. We had a Bengal Cat, Kato who has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Interests include reading, dogs, cats, gardening, knitting, crocheting. I have a strong interest in North American native plants. A word on my reviews. I am writing very.Books review are from my public library, brought, many from Netgalley, a few from Edelweiss, occasionally from an author or from friends. The opinions are my own. I represent no publisher, author or any other source​. My reviews can be found on. Tumblr, Goodreads, Google+, and Twitter. I have no Facebook account. Thanks for reading my blog.
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24 Responses to FIRST LINES FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2018

  1. nashpredsfan27 says:

    Great first line.
    The first line from a book I plan to finish this weekend: Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving. -A Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin

    Happy Friday!

  2. I get up with summer vacations at the Jersey Shore…….I miss it!

    Happy Friday!

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!

  3. I grew up not I get up…….lol

  4. I’ve never seen this book collection. I grew up one hour from the Jersey shore and I loved it there! Especially Ocean City, NJ, (not to be mistaken by the more popular beach of Ocean City, Maryland) my favorite beach in the world! My heart warms just looking at the picture of Appraisal for Murder, which looks like a typical Jersey boardwalk that my feet have tread upon countless times. I hope to go there again soon. Thanks for sharing about these books. I’ll have to look into them. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!

    • There are 10 books out and in her last newsletter she mention next one out late April. Elaine in Indie author. I have number of them I really like. If course living in western part of the states, I have no idea what the Jersey Beach is like. OT: What can you tell me about Kristen Higgins ‘ books?

  5. Amanda Tero says:

    I haven’t heard of this author before. I’m glad you’ve found a series you enjoy! 🙂

    I’m not actually in the middle of any fiction book (I’m reading like four non-fictions right now), but the book closest me is “A Lady Unrivaled” by Roseanna White (I read it in the beginning of the year and my mom just returned it to me and it’s not made it back to my shelves yet). It’s worth a mention so here’s the first line: “Lady Ella Myerston knew more than everyone thought she did–and more than they thought she should.”

  6. j9reads says:

    Now I want to visit the beach!

    Here is my first line!
    “Vladimir Kolnikov sat in his Corvette in a nearly empty parking lot for a long time.  Just a few feet away was the entrance to the private hotel where his friends, teammates, and the woman he loved waited for him to arrive.  He was getting married in less than an hour, but instead of heading inside to change into his tuxedo, he was sitting here sweating.  Thinking.  Panicking.“ Las Vegas Sidewinders: Vladimir by Kat Mizera

    • A beginning that will draw you into the book. On my blog I am featuring Elaine Orr’s Jolie Gentil series. I am reading TILL DEATH DO us PARTY. ” Landing in Las Vegas was somewhat akin to touching down in Oz. “

  7. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from the new novella by Bell Renshaw, As Easy As Riding A Bike. It’s a really fun read.

    I am currently reading The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere. I am LOVING this story so much. I am just beginning chapter 7, so I will leave that first line here:

    “Rosalyn drew the blanket around her to ward off the chilly night air as the carriage moved briskly down the near-empty streets.”

  8. What a fun first line! I’m sharing from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection (read through NetGalley) today. Here’s the first line from Partners in Crime by Vickie McDonough:
    “Run, Laurel. Run!”

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I love the sarcasm and humor of these lines! Here are my lines on the blog: “It was her favorite dream.

    The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”

    These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes. Happy Friday!

  10. carylkane says:


    Vincentio Rossi lifted his glass of ten-year-old Lombardi Brunello di Montalcino, closed his eyes, and sniffed the complex bouquet of the ruby red wine. – Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading

  11. Carrie says:

    looks like a fun read!

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – “In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

  12. lelandandbecky says:

    I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”

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