First Line Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!! Today’s first line comes from an Amish book I am currently reading called Naomi’s Hope by Jan Drexler. I’ve been reading this book all week, and I have to tell you that it’s made me very thankful for the minister I have at my church. I know, it sounds odd that an Amish book would do that. I don’t want to give away too much, but there is a character in this book named Shem Fischer. He recently moved to the community claiming he was a minister from the town he left. But he seems so shady, and his motives unpure. And in 1846, which is when this book took place, it is even more unsettling to me. Anyway, it made me think of how fortunate I am to have a pastor that is so loving, so kind, and truly a man of God. You never have to wonder if he has an ulterior motive, because he never does. He’s just an all around good guy that I am so blessed to have in my life. Funny how books can make you realize things about your own life from time to time!

Well, before I give away anything else about the book, it’s time to share the first line!

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Only the echoing chop of a felling ax answered Naomi Schrock’s call.


There you have it guys! And now it’s your turn! Open the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments! And make sure to check out what my friends are reading this week! Happy Friday!

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CJane Read  /  Moments Dipped In Ink

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15 thoughts on “First Line Friday!

  1. “The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in midst like a tissue-wrapped gift not ready to be unveiled.” ~The Road to Paradise, by Karen Barnett

  2. Great first line! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    I borrowed my 9-year old son’s current read to share in the comments. This is a super fun mystery book for kids and one that’s been read more than once!

    “Voices sounded, but no one was there to hear them.”
    Treasure On Spy Glass Hill
    by: Paul B. Ricchuiti.

    The stack of photographs slipped to the floor, splaying across the wood planks like wildflowers over a grassy meadow. – Strand of Deception by Robin Caroll

  4. This looks fun!

    My first line is from Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery.

    “She’d spent over $100,000 and two years in grad school for this?”

  5. My Heart Belongs in : Mackinac Island by Carrie Fancett Pagels! Maude Welling’s twelve year old brother, Jack, raced across the waxed wood floor of the soda shop, straight toward her, then skidded to a halt.

  6. I’ve really enjoyed the other books in this series, but I haven’t read this one yet. I’ll have to fix that soon!

    I have the first line from Over Maya Dead Body on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from another great read about to release, Susan May Warren’s “A Matter of Trust”:

    “Gage Watson blamed the trouble on the bright, sunny day.”

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