Happy Friday friends! We made it another week. Phew. I have to tell you – my family went to see Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theater last Friday (hence my reason for missing my FLF post!), and it was absolutely amazing. First of all, it wouldn’t matter which production they were putting on, they are all wonderful. The sets are beautiful, the animals are cute and well trained, and the actors do a fantastic job of portraying these Bible characters that we know so well. The visual effects blow your mind, and Jesus was no exception. The advertisements show Jesus when he is reaching for Peter’s hand in the sea, and I just couldn’t figure out how they were going to make that work on stage. Let me just say this – for a stage production it was very realistic looking! If you ever get the chance to go, I strongly encourage you. Yes, the tickets are a little pricey (at least for this cheap chick!), but it is so worth. And yes, it is a distance, at least from us. About a five hour road trip, and we only stay in town for one night. But again, so worth it!
Okay, enough gushing over that. Let me gush about something else know – the whole reason we are here today. Don’t be thrown by the winter cover, this book can be read any time of year. Have you seen it? It’s Sarah Ladd’s The Weaver’s Daughter. I am a fan of anything Sarah Ladd, but I think this is one of my favorite covers from her books. At least a winter themed cover – she certainly has some beautiful ones! And because I’m feeling extra generous today, I’m going to give you TWO first lines! Gasp! One from the prologue and one from the first chapter. 🙂
Prologue First Line
Alarm’s menacing sting pricked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps.
Chapter One First line
Henry Stockton pulled his mare to a stop at the crst of the stone bridge and tipped his wide-brimmed hat low over his forehead to guard against winter’s icy blasts.
Now it’s your turn to share your first line! Grab the book nearest to you and share the first line in the comments. Don’t forget to check out what everyone else is reading at Hoarding Books!