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First Line Friday #66: A Portrait of Vengance

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Y’all, we are SO excited about the new home of First Line Fridays! Woohoo! We have all kinds of fun ideas for FLF and more bookish shenanigans down the road.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

I have to confess, I am totally thankful that it is officially autumn! Summers are fine but wowza! My summer was crazy busy, the busiest since my little ones were babies. Actually, in some ways, it still feels like summer because I’m still catching up on some summer tbr books.

I just realized that autumn is even more fabulous this year because I can take my Kindle Paperwhite outside for some nighttime reading by the fire! All I need now is an insulated tumbler full of hot apple cider.

Speaking of Kindle, I’m trying out the Kindle Unlimited program for a couple of months and you can join me if you qualify for your own 30-day free trial of KU. Let me know if you decide to give it a try as well or if you are already using KU!

If y’all have any questions about Kindle Unlimited, I’ll do my best to answer them when I post a review of the program!


Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks

Portrait of Vengeance by Carrie Stuart Parks goodreads | amazon | bookdepository | christianbook


Someone had left the front door open.


This is a new-to-me author so let me know what to expect if you’re familiar with her work!

Deal Alert on the Kindle edition of When Death Draws Near only $1.99!

Gwen Marcey series

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Hop over to Hoarding Books for next week’s First Line Fridays game plan AND a FOUR BOOK giveaway!

Hoarding Books First Line Friday Launch Giveaway

Open the book nearest to you and post the first line in a comment below!

Then go see what all these lovely First Line Ladies are up to:

Reading is My Superpower
Bookworm Mama
Singing Librarian Books
Radiant Light
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
All the Book Blog Names are Taken
Robin’s Nest
Fiction Aficionado
Bibliophile Reviews
Kathleen Denly
Lauraine’s Notes
With a Joyful Noise
A Baker’s Perspective
Joy of Reading
C Jane Read
Moments Dipped in Ink
Cafinated Reads
Romances of the Cross
It’s Storytime with Van Daniker
Iola Goulton
The Christian Fiction Girl
Book Reviews by Tima
A Brighter Destiny
Sprinkles and Pink

23 thoughts on “First Line Friday #66: A Portrait of Vengance”

  1. I love the Gwen Marcey series. Although I haven’t read the latest one yet. Another one to add to the TBR pile!

    I’m featuring the first line from Melissa Tagg’s “All This Time” on my blog this week. I can’t believe the Walker Family series is finished! ???? But here, I’m going to share the first line from Chapter 1 of Toni Shiloh’s new release, Returning Home:

    Jo Ellen Baker slammed the tailgate of her pickup shut.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. A small group of friends had assembled in Mrs. Pollifax’s living room on this warm July evening. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

    Happy Friday and reading!


  3. I have a copy of this and can’t wait to read it, soon hopefully! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m featuring “All This Time” by Melissa Tagg on the blog today, but for here, I’ll share my first line from Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh. It’s one of the three books I’m currently reading and I’m loving it so far.

    “Beth Whitaker hated flowers.”

    Happy Weekend!


  4. Happy Friday! My first line is from Magnolia Storms by Janet Ferguson:
    “Fear and loss snaked around Magnolia Marovich’s heart like they always did when she studied the satellite images on the three computer screens in front of her. Not again.


  5. I tried Kindly Unlimited once, but I could never find any good books to “purchase.” However, it looks like they are adding a lot more Christian fiction to the list now, which is great. Maybe I will try it out again….let me know what you think. 🙂 Happy Friday!


  6. Need to read these by Carrie Stuart Parks!

    My first line is : from an Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter.
    The line between boy and man was never murkier than when a father died too soo. Leaving his son to walk through the foibles of youth while shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood.


  7. Good Friday afternoon Beth!
    My first line is from An Uncommon Protector: A Lone Star Hero’s Love Story by Shelley Shepard Gray

    Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Confederate States of America Officers POW Camp. July 1865

    “It was hot.”

    Have a blessed weekend.


  8. This book was extra enjoyable for me. I went to college at the University of Idaho (30 miles north of Lewiston). In fact, at least once a month after Sunday evening services, a group of us would drive down that steep grade to hang out in Lewiston.


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