First Line Fridays

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Welcome to First-Line Friday! 🙂 And Happy Fall!

The book I’m featuring today is:

Shadow of the Storm

{Out of Egypt, Book 2}

by Connilyn Cossette

And the first line is:

17 Tammuz – 4th Month Out from Egypt

Wild drumbeats rumbled through the ground like distant thunder, pulsing in defiant rhythms and vibrating the hollows of my chest. My fingertips echoed the beat against my knee until a glare from my mother across the tent stilled their dance.

I loved and recommend Connilyn Cossette’s debut novel in this Biblical fiction series ~ You can find my review for that HERE ~ and I’ve been wanting to continue reading the series ever since. 🙂 Now, with books 2 & 3 on my TBR shelf, it’s just a question of finding the reading time.

Now, it’s your turn! What’s the first line of your current book – or the one nearest to you?
Or let me know – What’s a Biblical fiction novel that you’d recommend?
Then head on over to find out what first-lines these other First-Line-Friday folks are sharing today:

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken ~ Bibliophile Reviews ~ Bookworm Mama ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~ Faithfully Bookish ~ Fiction Aficionado ~ Lauraine’s Notes ~ Radiant Light ~ Reading is My SuperpowerRobin’s Nest ~ Singing Librarian ~ Kathleen Denly ~ With A Joyful Noise ~ A Baker’s Perspective ~ Joy of Reading ~ CJaneRead ~ Moments Dipped in Ink ~ Molly’s Cafinated Reads ~ Romances of the Cross ~ It’s Storytime with Van Daniker ~ Iola Goulton ~ Christian Fiction Girl Reviews ~ Book Reviews by Tima ~ Sprinkles and Pink

{Please note: linking up with these blogs isn’t an endorsement of the books/content featured. 🙂 }

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Welcome to First-Line Friday! 🙂

The book I’m featuring today is:

The Inheritance

{Secrets of the Shetlands, Book 1}

by Michael Phillips

And a line from the first chapter {no, not the very first line today 🙂 } is:

Earthly eyes do not always perceive eternal merit. Even the tiniest of these [birds] had worth for those who saw them as creatures imagined into being out of God’s fathering heart. The most insignificant of creatures – both birds and boys – had stories to tell.

I have been wanting to read this newer series of Michael Phillips for some (seemingly!) long while now, so I was so glad when a friend said that she had it. (Thanks, Amanda! 🙂 ) I’m only about 70 pages in – It’s one of those lovely, long books to get lost in 🙂 – and I just love it so much – the intensely interwoven story, the lifelike characters, the setting that you can nearly see and smell and feel. It’s a contemporary novel with the feeling of a historical. I am actually reading slower than usual so that I don’t finish it too quickly. It’s that good! Look for a review perhaps in the near future, friends.

Now, it’s your turn! What’s the first line of your current book – or the one nearest to you? Or let me know – do you have a favorite book or series of Michael Phillips (He’s written a lot!)?
Then head on over to find out what first-lines these other First-Line-Friday folks are sharing today:

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken ~ Bibliophile Reviews ~ Bookworm Mama ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~ Faithfully Bookish ~ Fiction Aficionado ~ Lauraine’s Notes ~ Radiant Light ~ Reading is My SuperpowerRobin’s Nest ~ Singing Librarian ~ Kathleen Denly ~ With A Joyful Noise ~ A Baker’s Perspective ~ Joy of Reading ~ CJaneRead ~ Moments Dipped in Ink ~ Molly’s Cafinated Reads ~ Romances of the Cross ~ It’s Storytime with Van Daniker ~ Iola Goulton ~ Christian Fiction Girl Reviews ~ Book Reviews by Tima ~ Sprinkles and Pink

{Please note: linking up with these blogs isn’t an endorsement of the books/content featured. 🙂 }

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Happy Friday, friends!

Wow, this week went by quickly! It’s already time for another First Line Friday. 🙂
The book I’m featuring today is:

Mission to the Headhunters: How God’s Forgiveness Transformed Tribal Enemies by Frank and Marie Drown

And the first line is:

As the plane droned over the jungle of the Oriente in eastern Ecuador, taking me back to join Marie in the coastal city of Guayaquil, my mind was a tumbling kaleidoscope of vivid new impressions.

This book comes highly recommended from friends and also from Elisabeth Elliot, so I am really looking forward to burrowing into it. 🙂

Now, it’s your turn, friends! What’s the first line of your current book – or the one nearest to you? Or let me know a missionary-themed book that you’ve read and enjoyed.  🙂
Then head on over to find out what first-lines these other First-Line-Friday folks are sharing today:

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken ~ Bibliophile Reviews ~ Bookworm Mama ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~ Faithfully Bookish ~ Fiction Aficionado ~ Lauraine’s Notes ~ Radiant Light ~ Reading is My SuperpowerRobin’s Nest ~ Singing Librarian ~ Kathleen Denly ~ With A Joyful Noise ~ A Baker’s Perspective ~ Joy of Reading ~ CJaneRead ~ Moments Dipped in Ink ~ Molly’s Cafinated Reads ~ Romances of the Cross ~ It’s Storytime with Van Daniker ~ Iola Goulton ~ Christian Fiction Girl Reviews ~ Book Reviews by Tima ~ Sprinkles and Pink

{Please note: linking up with these blogs isn’t an endorsement of the books/content featured. 🙂 }

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Happy Friday, friends! 🙂

You know how the first line of a book can really hook you? One of my favorite first lines comes from C.S. Lewis: “There once was a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.” 🙂 {From The Voyage of the Dawn Treader} You can tell a lot about a story from its first line, and there are lots of books that I read that I don’t have the time to review here but would love to share with you!
So, with that in mind, I’m joining in on something new to me this week: First Line Fridays, in which I {and several other bloggers/writers} share the first line of the nearest book to us – which, in my case, is the one on the top of my TBR pile each week.
The book I’m featuring today is:

The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling {Under Northern Skies #1}

And the first line is:

“Mor, a letter from Amerika!”

Since this is a review book, you be seeing more of it soon! 🙂

 

Now, it’s your turn, friends! What’s the first line of your current book – or the one nearest to you? Let me know in the comments below!
Then head on over to find out what first-lines these other First-Line-Friday folks are sharing today:

All the Book Blog Names Are Taken ~ Bibliophile Reviews ~ Bookworm Mama ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen ~ Faithfully Bookish ~ Fiction Aficionado ~ Lauraine’s Notes ~ Radiant Light ~ Reading is My SuperpowerRobin’s Nest ~ Singing Librarian ~ Kathleen Denly ~ With A Joyful Noise ~ A Baker’s Perspective ~ Joy of Reading ~ CJaneRead ~ Moments Dipped in Ink ~ Molly’s Cafinated Reads ~ Romances of the Cross ~ It’s Storytime with Van Daniker ~ Iola Goulton ~ Christian Fiction Girl Reviews ~ Book Reviews by Tima

{Please note: linking up with these blogs isn’t an endorsement of the books/content featured. 🙂 }

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