Here we are halfway through June already. I just finished this sweet story that is a reminder of simpler times and the reach of kindness.
About the Book
Peyton Cabot’s fifteenth year will be a painful and transformative one. His father, the heroic but reluctant head of a moneyed Savannah family, has come home from WWII a troubled vet, drowning his demons in bourbon and distancing himself from his son. A tragic accident shows Peyton the depths of his parents’ devotion to each other but interrupts his own budding romance with the girl of his dreams, Lisa Wallace.
Struggling to cope with a young life upended, Peyton makes a daring decision: He will retrace a journey his father took at fifteen, riding his bicycle all the way to Key West, Florida. Part declaration of independence, part search for self, Peyton’s journey will bring him more than he ever could have imagined–namely, the key to his unknowable father, a reunion with Lisa, and a calling that will shape the rest of his life.
Through poignant prose and characters so real you’ll be sure you know them, Valerie Fraser Luesse transports you to the storied Atlantic coast for a unique coming-of-age story you won’t soon forget.
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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!
Anneliese Dalaba says
On my blog, I am sharing the first line from The Bride Blunder by Kelly Eileen Hake. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter 33. “Why should I let you decide?” I wish you an enjoyable weekend.
Awh, what a sad line. Have a great weekend!
Kelly-Ann Deffenbaugh says
Over on my blog I shared the first line from the Mayflower Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse
“A splinter of wood pierced Mary Elizabeth Chapman’s thumb as she crept behind her lifelong friend Dorothy Raynsford.”
I am supposed to get this book in hopefully soon for review! I can’t wait to read it!
Have a lovely weekend!
Becky Smith says
Happy Friday! My first line is from “Murder in the Family” by Ramona Richards:
” ‘Aunt Liz, you can’t keep doing this. It’s going to get you killed.’ And it had.”
Nicole Santana says
Happy Friday! My first line is from At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer:
“According to the Good Book, there was a time for war and a time for peace.”
Have a great weekend! ❤
Jen N says
That first line really tugs at your heartstrings!
Today on my blog I’m sharing from Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner. Right now I’m reading Closer Than She Knows by Kelly Irvin – here’s the first line: “Six pounds of pot, a .38 Special, and a by-the-book cop.”
Have a great weekend! 🙂
Suzie Waltner says
I loved Stories That Bind Us (or anything from Susie). Haven’t read Kelly’s yet.
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Saturday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from Coming Home to Maverick by Sophia Summers: “Maverick dipped his hat lower against the hot Texas sun. A man’s hat could hide a lot of things, unfortunately, not everything.”