Happy, happy Friday bookish friends! I hope you all had a wonderful week and are looking at a fun weekend (even if that just includes lots of reading time). I’ve got a full weekend with an all day Serious Writer Conference on Saturday but after church, my Sunday is completely free for the reading!
Have you heard about Amanda Barrett’s June release? There are a lot of people talking about it. I’m just now digging into it and loving it thus far, so I wanted to share that first line from the prologue with you.
About the Book
A staggering love illuminating the dark corners of a Nazi prison
Renowned German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is famous for his resistance to the Nazi regime and for his allegiance to God over government. But what few realize is that the last years of his life also held a love story that rivals any romance novel.
Maria von Wedemeyer knows the realities of war. Her beloved father and brother have both been killed on the battlefield. The last thing this spirited young woman needs is to fall for a man under constant surveillance by the Gestapo. How can she give another piece of her heart to a man so likely to share the same final fate? Yet when Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an old family friend, comes to comfort the von Wedemeyers after their losses, she discovers that love isn’t always logical.
Dietrich himself has determined to keep his distance from romantic attachments. There is too much work to be done for God, and his involvement in the conspiracy is far too important. But when he encounters a woman whose intelligence and conviction match his own, he’s unprepared for how easy it is to give away his heart.
With their deep love comes risk–and neither Dietrich nor Maria is prepared for just how great that risk soon becomes.
Based on detailed historical research and including photos from both Maria’s and Dietrich’s lives, this is a true love story at once beautiful and heartrending. My Dearest Dietrich sheds new light on a world-famous theologian . . . and the woman who changed his life.
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest you and drop the first line in the comments. Then head over to Hoarding Books and discover what others are sharing this week!
Jennifer K says
Great choice! This book is very well written and such a captivating story. Well worth the read!!!!
Trisha Robertson says
I’m really looking forward to reading this book!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Nicole Santana says
Happy Friday! I know I’m late but today was a busy day. It was the last day of school!!!!
Anyways, today on my blog I am sharing the first paragraph from A Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep. It’s a FANTASTIC novel. You can see my post by following the link: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/06/06/first-line-friday-90/. I am just starting Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan, so I will post the first few lines from there.
“Heartbeat, Hamish. Assess your surroundings. Acknowledge the trigger point. Assure a corner for a quick retreat before the symptoms draw attention.”
Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli: “Death’s threshold overwhelmed me in a swell of instant silence and intense heat.”
Becky Smith says
Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Cabbages and Kings: Reflections on Living Abundantly in Christ” by Dianne Barker:
“I didn’t have an ordinary childhood and I didn’t have ordinary dreams.”
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from an upcoming release today, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:
“The first person I saw was Jacques, who was driving a lawnmower directly up an incline that made me hold my breath for his safety.”
BECCA WEIDEL says
I want to read this one!
Sorry I’m late coming around. My internet went down yesterday and it’s been mostly down since then. They’re sending someone out Monday to figure out what’s going on. On my blog this week I featured The Brides of Big Valley by Wanda, Jean, and Richelle Brunstetter but I am currently reading Tate by Susan May Warren so I’ll share the first line from chapter 4 here: “With one article of clothing, Glo became a new woman.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! 🙂