First Line Friday | Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon

Today I’m joining in the fun by sharing a book for First Line Friday. The deal is we pick up the nearest book (or in my case, the nearest device with an ebook in it) and quote the first line.

I’m sharing the first line from Grace in Deep Waters by Christine Dillon. I’ve included the opening paragraphs from the Prologue to provide context. I wasn’t surprised to read on and learn the prologue is from 1944 when radios were a popular form of both entertainment and news media.

11 November 1944

Sydney, Australia

The radio dominated the room. All gleaming wood and intriguing metal dials.

William zeroed in on it, ignoring all the people, desks, and typewriters crammed into his father’s office. This was the first time he’d ever been allowed here, although Ian, his older brother, was always welcome.

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Grace in Deep Waters was a July new release. Here’s the book description:

William Macdonald is at the pinnacle of his career. Pastor of a growing megachurch and host of a successful national radio programme. Clever and respected, he’s a man with everything, including a secret. His wife has left him and he can’t risk anyone finding out.

Blanche Macdonald is struggling. Her once rock-solid marriage is showing cracks. She promised to love her husband for better or for worse, but does loving always mean staying? Blanche desires to put God first. Not William. Not her daughter. Not herself.

When is a marriage over? When do you stand and fight?

Check out Christine’s giveaway of Grace in Deep Waters at the International Christian Fiction Writers blog.

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    1. Hi Colletta, I’m heading over to your blog shortly. The last few days have been crazy busy, my father is having bypass surgery today, and I haven’t had a chance to visit all the FLF blogs. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

  1. Today on my blog I’m sharing the first few lines from An Informal Affair by Heather Gray, which is the book I am currently reading. I’m on chapter 17 so I’ll share that chapter’s first line here. “Lia awoke to sunshine and blue skies.”

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

  2. My first line is from Finding Lady Enderly:
    I do not wish for all my dreams to come true. After all, nightmares are one type of dream. -Diary of a Substitute Countess
    Spitalfields, London’s East End, 1871
    For one blessed moment, I was beautiful.

  3. On my blog, I’m featuring The Trail Boss’s Bride by Erica Vetsch. Since it’s my current read, I’ll share the first line from Chapter 9. “Kitty had never seen so much rain.” I hope you will have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from King’s Shadow by Angela Hunt but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 23 here: “Anyone who studied Herod in the days following Aristobulus’s death would not doubt his deep and sincere grief.” Happy reading!

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