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First Line Friday - Together Forever

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Happy Friday!

I may have been purposefully putting off this book...Only because, I LOVE Jody's books SO.MUCH. That I need to savor them...make them last...I even went back and listened to the first book on audio...I can't get over how Jody's books capture my heart, how the characters feel REAL, and how their circumstances speak to me. The way that God is portrayed is so REAL and so TANGIBLE, that often times, I am brought to tears. Jody is without a doubt one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time.

Today’s first line is from...

Together Forever
Jody Hedlund

New York City
June 1858
Marianne Neumann's fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book.

Who is one of your favorite authors?

Head over to Hoarding Books to link up with your own FLF post! (Please keep it family 
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  1. I love Jody Hedlund's books!

    The email from Jay's wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. - Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

    Happy Friday and happy reading.

  2. I would have to say Ronie Kendig is one of my all-time favourite authors, but there are so many to choose from!

    I'm featuring the first line from 'The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond' by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I'm going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    'Land sakes it was hot.'

  3. That was a great book. Looking forward to the rest of the story!

    My first line is from No Place to Hide by Lisa Harris:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Ellie Webb made her way down the steep incline of the favela, where hundreds of homes sat packed together in a sprawling maze of steep streets and unpaved narrow alleys.

    This one is a page turner!

  4. Happy Friday!😊 I can't believe I haven't read your pick yet!😥

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter....

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend, happy reading, and stay cool!😊💖

  5. Haha, I'm totally guilty of putting off reading a book because I know I want to savor it -- Michael Phillips' novels are those for me!

    On my blog, I'm featuring Only the River Runs Free, but I'll share the first line of another book on my TBR list here, Elizabeth Musser's Searching for Eternity: "I am watching the evening news, alone in my house, hungry and tired from the day's work, eating a piece of leftover pizza and wishing it were blanquette de veau. The story comes near the end of the NBC program."

  6. I love Jody Hedlund's books!!

    Over on my blog, I'm sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham's debut book "The Hope of Azure Springs." I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I'll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    "Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise."

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. “The name is Wainwright,” I said to the conference volunteer seated at the registration table before me. “Brooklyn Wainwright.”

    BURIED IN BOOKS by Kate Carlisle

  8. I love Jody's books and I really need to read this one too. :D

    I'm sharing about "The Hawaiian Discovery" by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter over on my blog today. Since I'm currently reading a YA Christian fantasy novel called "Choice of the Mighty" by Kenyon T. Henry, I'll share my first line from there.

    "He walked alone down the sidewalk."

    Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    "At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews's back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey."

  10. I've heard good things about this book! Enjoy :) I hope you can stop by:


  11. You know my favorites and Jody is definitely one of them!

    I just finished reading Lone Witness by Rachel Dylan...
    Guilty. That's the only possible verdict.

  12. I love Jody's books! She's definitely one of my favorite authors.

    I'm sharing the first line of Courtney Walsh's "Just Let Go" on my blog: "He shouldn't be here."

  13. A favourite author? That's impossible. I have enough trouble naming my favourite 50 ...

    I'm sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I'm reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It's ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more ... Anyway, here's the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

  14. I LOVED this book!
    The book I'm sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I'll share the book I'm currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: "'She dead?' Em heard a man's voice from somewhere above her." Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. I understand the need to savor a book. I hate it when a series ends! :( Happy reading!


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