What are you reading this week? Open the book nearest you and share the first line with me!
Today I’m featuring a book patiently waiting on my To Be Read list: A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander.
FRENCH QUARTER, NEW ORLEANS,
SEPTEMBER 1, 1866
Claire Laurent studied the finished canvas on the easel before her, and though masterpiece hardly described it, she knew the painting was her best yet.
This novel has an interesting preface written by the author explaining how there are bits of actual history woven throughout the mostly fictional novel. I am looking forward to reading it as it creeps closer to the top of my TBR list.
Now it’s your turn! Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line!
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Good morning. My first line is from, Wildfire at Midnight, by Mary Stewart.
“In the first place, I suppose, it was my parent’s fault for giving me a silly name like Gianetta.”
I kinda like that name. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Happy Friday! My first line is: “For a moment she couldn’t breathe, and then the barest whisper passed her lips – half spontaneous praise half simple awe. ‘Oh my… I’ve found Paradise!’ ” From Spring Raine by Delia Latham
Oooh. I want to read the next line and see what she is seeing! Thanks for sharing!
HE IS WORTHY
Honor the Lord you heavenly beings: honor the Lord for his glory and strength. Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalm 29:1-2
I HAVE FLOWN A LOT OF MILES in the past twenty years, so not surprisingly, I take many things about the experience for granted. From Worship Changes Everything by Darlene Zschech
Interesting start for a title like that. Thanks for sharing!
Happy Friday! That is one of my favorite books of Tamera Alexander’s.
Good to know. I’m looking forward to reading it! Thanks for stopping by!
I love historical fiction, and this sounds like a really interesting story. I want to know what happens next in this character’s life! 🙂
Yes, it is intriguing and I will tell you the next line mentions something about her still feeling disappointed despite the quality of her work. Then the rest of the paragraph left me going, “ooooo.” It’s very intriguing and I had to make myself stop reading because I have other books I have promised to read first, but I am eager to read this one soon!
Sounds interesting! Historical fiction is my favorite genre.
This week, though, I featured a children’s book. 🙂
“Good morning, Lord, it’s time to rise.
The sun is shining bright.
I’ve got my day ahead of me.
Please help me do what’s right.”
(“Princess Prayers” by Crystal Bowman)
That sounds like a sweet book! I’ll be posting my first review of a children’s book soon, as well. Thanks for stopping by!
That is one of my favorites!
I am eager to read it. Thanks for stopping by!
I have this one on my TBR too!