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.
Congratulations to Christine! Grace in the Shadows won the CALEB Award General Fiction category at the Omega Writers Conference held in Sydney, Australia.
I liked reading Grace in Strange Disguise, the first book in the series, but I loved reading Grace in the Shadows! Check out my book recommendation for Grace in the Shadows here.
I’m sharing the first two paragraphs because the first line, on its own, is a cliche. Add the second paragraph and you have beautiful writing with emotional power. I used Christine’s opening pages as an example in my Omega Writers Conference fiction workshop last weekend.
It was love at first sight.
And second. And third.#FirstLineFriday – Grace in the Shadows by Christine Dillon #ContemporaryFiction – via @NarelleAtkins Click To Tweet
Here’s the book description:
Physiotherapist Esther has survived cancer, but wounds within her family remain unhealed. Is her revived faith the reason for the rift or could a simmering secret be the root cause?
Cosmetics consultant Rachel buried her past – and her father’s God – but the past refuses to stay buried. Will she continue to run or is confronting her pain the way to freedom?
Two women. One collision course with truth.
Can God’s grace shine even in the darkest of shadows?
Click the image below for the Hoarding Books Blog to check out the opening lines posted today by the #FirstLineFriday bloggers. Share the opening line from a book in the comments. Happy Reading!