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First Line Friday: Shadows of Hope

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Hello, reader friends!!! Can y’all believe April is nearly over?!

We are still shopping for a used travel trailer but maaaaaaybe today is the day we’ll meet our new home away from home. If so, I promise to Instagram it!

Yes, I still owe y’all pics of our finished flooring project but I’m going to get really real here… the house hasn’t been clean since I took the before pics, we haven’t installed trim yet, and hubby has already started on another project… so, I can clean house and wrap up DIY projects OR I can read and blog and hang with all y’all.

Reader Registration for 2019 Christian Fiction Readers Retreat opens on Monday, April 30 (only a few more days)! Who is planning to register?! Do NOT wait around, y’all! If you want to attend (especially the meet & greet), jump on it! The available author slots filled in just 2 hours!!!


First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels

Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels

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Seven dollars was a small price to pay for a latte and a little conversation.


Interesting concept. I say we skip the caffeine and chit-chat… if I had seven dollars, I’d be over on the Bookish Bargains post buying more books! 😉

Georgiana Daniels was Erica Vetsch’s guest on Seekerville this week, don’t miss the fun!

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34 thoughts on “First Line Friday: Shadows of Hope”

  1. I’m with you – I’d be buying more books with that $7, too! Haha!

    I’m featuring As Bright as Heaven on my blog today, but I’ll share the first line from another on my TBR pile here, Quo Vadis: “Petronius woke only about midday, and as usual greatly wearied.”


  2. I’m going to CFRR (but you already knew that, hee hee). It is going to be a memorable weekend of time spent with other bloggers, readers, and the authors themselves.

    My TBR pile includes The Theory of Happily Ever After by Kristin Billerbeck. The first line: “Life is filled with irony.”

    Have a wonderful weekend (and you are not alone in that cleaning house thing. Books or a clean house, really which is more important?).


  3. Seven dollars is more than I’ve spent on coffee over my entire life 🙂 Books, on the other hand… *grins*

    I’m featuring ‘No Less Days’ by Amanda G. Stevens on my blog today, but right now I’m reading ‘Presumption and Partiality’ by Rebekah Jones–a Pride & Prejudice retelling set in 1930s Arizona!

    The sun beat down cheerfully on that last day of August in the year 1932.

    Have a great weekend ????


  4. WOW! I was going to start a new book today so I took the first book of the top of my TBR pile to list my first line. It wasn’t until I went to Lisa K’s to list my first line and also a line from page 56 that they do there that I realized this book is somewhat raunchy. I was sent the book to read. So feel free to delete the above post if you want.

    I think I’d rather read the UNINVITED CORPSE by Debra Sennefelder.
    “Thank you, Hope Early, for joining us and sharing all of your tips for spring cleaning.


  5. Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Becky Wade’s Falling for You. I’ll share with you here the first line from a book I recently read and enjoyed “Amongst the Roses” by Meghan M. Gorecki
    “Papa’s Home!” A nameless shiver of dread worked its way up Margaret Bryant’s spine, causing her fingers to shake as she checked the chatelaine watch at her waist.”


  6. Happy Friday! Seven bucks for coffee that I could get at home?? Crazy!!

    My FLF comes from a book I’m going to be reading shortly, The Good Daughter by Diane Chamberlain…….

    No one wanted to work with the man in the wheelchair . “There’s something strange about that guy,” one of my fellow students warned me in the hall outside the PT ward. “If they try to assign you to him, say no.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!????????


  7. I just read that book a few weeks ago. Wow did it leave me in a fog from the unexpected!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, but the book I’ll share here is the one I am currently reading called Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson: “Candlelight flickered on the medieval walls as Gisele Duchant stepped into the warmth of the nave.” Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂


  8. I won a Kindle copy of this book on Goodreads recently and it’s on my never-ending TBR! And agreed, I’d probably use that seven bucks towards books because I don’t like coffee. Haha.

    I’m featuring “Beneath a Prairie Moon” by Kim Vogel Sawyer on the blog today, but I’m going to share about the book I’m currently reading called “The Story Peddler” by Lindsay A. Franklin.

    Colored ribbons of light poured from my fingers. One strand broke free and soared above the crowd’s head, glowing golden in the afternoon sun.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading! 🙂


  9. I would skip the coffee and talk too! Buying books sounds better. LOL!

    Happy Friday!!!! I’m so excited for the weekend.

    I’m sharing the first line from The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd over on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from a YA novel I teach to my 9th Honors English students — Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin,

    “The end came quickly, and there wasn’t any pain.”


  10. Happy Friday Beth!

    I don’t drink coffee, even if I did, I would rather spend that $7.00 on more books! 😉
    I have already reserved my room for the CFRR and will be registering on the 30th! It will be about 30-40 minutes from me, I cannot wait!

    My first line is from chapter 20 of Bringing Rosie Home by Loree Lough…

    ….Fifteen minutes later, armed with the knowledge that Rosie was safe with Tina and the doctor would meet them at the ER, Rena turned on the car’s emergency flashers and drove twenty miles over the speed limit….

    Blessings, Tina


  11. Happy Friday! My first line is from Miss Wilton’s Waltz by Josi S. Kilpack, which will be released May 1st:

    “As a vicar’s daughter, Lenora knew that doing the right thing was not always easy, in fact it was rarely so.”


  12. Happy Friday! On my blog, I am featuring Mail-Order Revenge by Angela K. Couch. Here I will share the first line of chapter five from the book I’m currently reading, His Substitute Wife by Dorothy Clark. “‘Thank you.’ Blake looked up and snagged Audrey’s gaze with his. ‘It feels odd, having you pour my coffee.'” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  13. I’ve read Shadows of Hope, and it’s an excellent novel. But I can see your point – I could get two or three books for that price!

    Over on my blog I’m sharing from Where Hope Begins by Catherine West … which I finished about four hours after starting it.

    I’m now reading A Daring Venture by Elizabeth Camden. Here’s the first line of the Prologue:

    “You and your brother are to go to the music room, close the door, and don’t come out until I say you can.”

    Have a great weekend!


  14. I’m sharing from my current read, The Backcountry Brides Romance Collection from Barbour Books, on my blog today. So here is the first line from the prologue of a book I plan to read soon, The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron:

    “Crumbling walls were rare, beautiful things.”

    Have a great weekend!


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