Happy Friday! It’s been a short week for me (a needed one) as I took a few days off at the beginning of the week to just write. Ok, I did get some reading in there too! It was back to work on Thursday and today but now I’m pet sitting for someone through Saturday evening, which means more reading and writing time.
This week I’m sharing the first line from Susie Finkbeiner’s new release with you.
About the Book
When Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know.
In Mike’s absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. As they work toward healing and pray fervently for Mike’s safety overseas, letter by letter the Jacobsons must find a way to pull together as a family, regardless of past hurts. In the tumult of this time, Annie and her family grapple with the tension of holding both hope and grief in the same hand, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted.
Author Susie Finkbeiner invites you into the Jacobson family’s home and hearts during a time in which the chaos of the outside world touched their small community in ways they never imagined.
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!
Trisha Robertson says
I’m looking forward to reading this story!! I just picked it up last evening from Baker Book House.
Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett. This wonderful story releases on June 16. It takes place in Yellowstone National Park in 1933. Swing on by and check out the first line!
Well, that’s a lovely first line! Happy Friday!
BECCA WEIDEL says
This one is on my list. if only my list weren’t so impossibly long haha
Today on my blog I shared the first line from The pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma but I’m currently reading Britfield & the Lost Crown by C.R. Stewart so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (13) here: “Thirty minutes later, Tom and Sarah enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate, along with a tray of desserts including Bakewell tarts, Eccles cakes, treacle pudding and crème brulee.” Sounds appetizing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
Beauty in the Binding says
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the first line from The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton: “Alex MacKinnon roused to the press of wood beneath his cheek and an ominous churning in his gut.”
Beth Erin says
Happy readerly Friday! I’m reading a new book right now!
“Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent’s auburn hair from the back of her neck.”
Living Lies by Natalie Walters
Rachel @ In Between Book Pages says
On my blog I shared the first couple of lines from one of my current reads The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson. It’s an upcoming release by a debut author, a fantasy full of magic and conflict between warring kingdoms. I hope you give it a read when it comes out next month.
Here, though, let me share the first few lines from my other current read, Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa.
“It was raining the day Suki came to the Palace of the Sun, and it was raining the night that she died.”
I hope you’re having a good Friday so far. Happy weekend and happy reading! 😀
Anneliese Dalaba says
That first line triggered something in me because I live in Michigan and we certainly are afforded only so many good-weather days and they aren’t many, take my word for it. I wanted to type lol next, but couldn’t do it. This spring has not been funny—cold and rainy (at least it’s not snowing). Winter in Michigan doesn’t bother me half as much as spring does. Spring is just a tease. Okay, I’m done complaining. Lol! On my blog, I’m featuring A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears. Since it’s my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter Nine, which is where I left off: “You want me to cut all of this?” I hope your weekend is relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable!
All Manner of Things is on my list of books to read. I’ve heard a lot of positive things about it.
This week, I’m featuring Colleen Coble’s The Lightkeeper’s Bride on my blog. I’m also reading A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer set in 1898 Alaska. I’m going to share the opening line: “Not once in all of her twenty-one years had Lizzie Dawson seen a moose behind her cabin.”
Hope you have a nice weekend
Suzie Waltner says
I finished the audio book today. It was wonderful!
Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s Ever Faithful on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 2:
“What have you done now?” Nate kept his voice low as he tightened his fingers around his kid brother’s collar and glanced down the rain-darkened Brooklyn alley.”
Paula Shreckhise says
Really want to read Susie’s book!
My first line is from The Number of Love by Roseanna White:
London, England 1917
The numbers marched across the page in a glory all their own.
Fabulous book as expected.
Suzie Waltner says
All Manner of Things was wonderful. And if you’re an audiobook listener, I highly recommend this one.
I have to say that I don’t think the weather in Michigan would agree with me. I like sunshine! I do want to read this book – I’ve read one of her earlier novels and it was excellent.
I’m sharing from Purple Moon by Tessa Emily Hall on my blog today, and I’m currently between books and looking for inspiration here on First Line Friday. Have a great weekend of reading!
Suzie Waltner says
Plenty of inspiration to be had on Fridays! Hope you found your next read.