First Line Friday #24

The book I’m featuring today on First Line Friday is The Healer from the series called Hillbrooke, by Beverly Joy Roberts. This is an incredibly captivating book that takes placed in a small town in Michigan and centers around a church. Anyone who attends church regularly and tries living a godly life knows that there are spiritual forces that work against believers individually and the church as a whole.

Beverly Joy Roberts takes you into the lives of the sincere believers in this church, as well as the lost in the community. You see their hurts and struggles, and the obstacles they are facing. You observe how both good and evil are reaching out to them, one to draw them to God and the other to draw them away and into deeper turmoil. At the same time, you see the struggles that believers face and how evil wants to bring them down.

By the end of the book, tears were streaming down my face. I wanted to do a victory dance, but didn’t dare since I was sitting in a airplane thousands of feet above the ground and I didn’t think the other passengers would understand.

I highly recommend this book. Your heart will beat in rhythm with the characters of the story.

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“Deer Lake was a beautiful backdrop for the al fresco anniversary gathering of the Brown’s small group.”

First Line Friday is something every reader can participate in. Pick up a book near you. Type the first line in the comments, along with the title of the book and the author. Then check out the books other readers have featured in the comments on this blog and on the Hoarding Books link at the end of this post. You might find a book you would like to read simply by reading the first line. You can also click on the title of the book above and it will take you to Amazon so you can see what the book is about, read the reviews other readers have shared, and purchase it if it interests you.


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Anneliese Dalaba


9 thoughts on “First Line Friday #24”

  1. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be starting later this weekend, Love’s Journey in SugarCreek by Sienna Miller.

    The leather on Rachel Troyer’s gun holster creaked as she shifted her weight on the kitchen chair. Her three elderly Amish aunts shot wary glances toward the offending weapon.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!😁📚

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  2. Happy Friday! I always love seeing what everyone is reading when I get to stop by! My first line is from A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green:

    “Propping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.”

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Over on my blog today, I am sharing the first line from Kristi Ann Hunter’s new novella, A Search for Refuge. I’m just on chapter two, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    “Nash slid the tin of peppermints into his coat pocket and reached beneath the counter to pull out Mrs. Lancaster’s log book.”

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  4. Happy Friday! I am featuring Olivia Twist on my blog so here I’ll share the first line from The Man He Never Was by James Rubart.
    Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone.

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  5. If I’d been sitting next to you, I would have totally understood. 🙂
    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter which I will soon be reviewing.
    Here, I will share one of my favorite lines from that book:
    “It might’ve been a cozy inn at some point, but now the walls leaned in toward the soot-blackened ceiling, giving the impression the entire building wanted to lie down and rest.”

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