Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.
This week I’m featuring the first line and a bonus favorite line from the latest novel by Toni Shiloh, Returning Home (Freedom Lake #1). I recently finished reading this wonderful story, and highly recommend it! Watch for my interview with Toni Shiloh and my review next week!
Jo Ellen Baker is shocked to find out that the boy who teased her mercilessly throughout high school, has returned to their hometown of Freedom Lake, and he’s missing a leg. When his mother asks her to renovate their carriage house to give him a place to gain his independence back, she wants to say no. But one look at him brings a rush of forgotten feelings.
Evan Carter can’t believe he has to return home and live with his parents. Every hope and dream he ever had dissipated in a car crash that cost him his leg. Stuck in a wheelchair, he’s forced to reexamine his relationship with God and the local carpenter, Jo Ellen Baker.
Will renovating his home open the door for a mended relationship, or are some wounds too deep to heal from?
The First Line is:
Jo Ellen Baker slammed the tailgate of her pickup shut.
A bonus favorite line: