Who is getting a much-needed three day weekend? I am so ready to spend a good portion of mine reading. It’s going to be a good one.
This week I’m sharing the first line from a book written by a father-daughter duo. You’ll definitely recognize Ted Dekker’s name! I am really looking forward to reading this one soon.
About the Book
Ten years ago, Grace saw something that would forever change the course of history. When evil in its purest form is unleashed on the world, she and others from their religious community are already hidden deep in the hills of Tennessee, abiding by every rule that will keep them safe, pure–and alive. As long as they stay there, behind the red perimeter.
Her older brother’s questions and the arrival of the first outsiders she’s seen in a decade set in motion events that will question everything Grace has built her life on. Enemies rise on all sides–but who is the real enemy? And what will it cost her to uncover the truth?
For the first time, bestselling authors Ted Dekker and Rachelle Dekker team up and deliver an intense, tightly focused ride through the most treacherous world of all.
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!
I shared the first few lines of my current read Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron on my blog. But, here, I’ll share the first lines of a book I recently finished – City of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty.
“He was an easy mark.
Nahri smiled behind her veil, watching the two men bicker as they approached her tall. The younger one glanced anxiously down the alley while the older man – her client – sweated in the cool dawn air. Save for the men, the alley was empty; fajr had already been called and anyone devout enough for public prayer – not that there were many in her neighborhood – was already ensconced in the small mosque at the end of the street.”
Hope you enjoyed that. Have a great weekend!
Paula Shreckhise says
I chose chapter two of One Final Breath by Lynn Blackburn:
Anissa brought up the rear of their somber crew as they each nodded at Bill, the security guard in the Carrington Memorial Hospital emergency department.
I loved all three books in this series.
Alicia Haney says
One Valentines’ Day, a Friday, Emma O’Manny woke up with two kids, a mini van, a house in the Portland suburbs and a husband with a sick sense of humor. This is from the book Publish or Perish by Kerry Blaisdell.
The Girl Behind the Red Rope sounds intriguing and like a very good read!
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first lines from A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson: “Anne Norris knew two things for certain. Some things could be forgiven. And some things most certainly could not.”
Suzie Waltner says
Great book. Love Liz Johnson! And this book really made me want to visit Savannah!!
Nicole Santana says
Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from The Art of Rivers by Janet Ferguson: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/08/29/first-line-friday-99/. Currently I’m finishing up Finding Miss Enderly by Joanna Davidson Politano. I’ll share a line from that book here.
“As we hurried through the hallway, his grip on my arm tightened until I half expected to hear my bones snap.”
Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. ❤
Margaret Skipper says
Well this cover is gorgeous. Haven’t actually heard of this book before though, so thanks for sharing it!
Suzie Waltner says
They did a fantastic job with the cover, didn’t they?
BECCA WEIDEL says
Sorry I didn’t get around yesterday! The book I shared on my blog this week was In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse but I am now currently reading Out of the Ashes which is the next book in the series. I just recently started but I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 here: “Gazing down at the coffin that housed his father’s physical body, Jean-Michel counted the scoops of dark soil as they hit the lid and began to cover its surface.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂
Becky Smith says
Happy Labor Day Weekend! My first line is from A Love So Real (New Hope Falls Book 1) by Kimberly Rae Jordan:
“Elijah McNamara gave the lightbulb one final gentle turn then glanced down at the man holding the ladder for him.”