Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

This week I’m featuring Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke! For those who enjoy reading Historical Christian Fiction set in the Word War II time period, this is a can’t miss story! Don’t miss my full review – Click Here



May 1940

          Lightning crackled, splitting the night sky over Paris, illuminating letters painted on the bookstore window across the street: La Maison des Amis des Livres. Driving rain pounded the loose shutters of Shakespeare and Company, making them rattle so that Clair Stewart dropped the heavy blackout curtain into place.


The story starts with a bang! Do you wonder why Claire is looking out the window? Is she watching for someone? Hmmm…. You’ll have to pick-up a copy to find out!


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

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14 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke

  1. Happy Friday!

    Today my First Line Friday comes from a book I will be reading next week. A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard.

    As Lenore Otto sat on the bed with Leah, wistfully watching the dusk of late November fill her daughter’s room, her heart was torn.

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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  2. I just won Cathy Gohlke ‘s book. Awaiting the mailman!
    My first line is from Heart on the Line by Karen Witemeyer:
    The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest.

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  3. I’m not usually a war-story fan, but I have to say from the brief quotes you posted, the author seems very talented. The book I’m featuring on my blog is Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser. Since I’m on chapter 14, I’ll share the first line from that chapter here. “I insist that you stay here and rest today, Sophie.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. This story is told on the home front of Northern England. While there aren’t battle scenes, there are a few German Flyover’s (Blitz Raids); No bombs fall on the characters of the story. The focus is more on the Jewish Children that escaped, Claire the american charged with their care, her aunt Lady Miranda Langford, and of course the dashing hero David Campbell. The cameo “appearances” of Beatrix Potter and C.S Lewis add to the nostalgia.


  4. Happy Friday! I can see the scene! My lines on the blog: “It was her favorite dream.

    The golden dagger lay before Valia on a velvet cushion. Beautiful. Powerful. Deadly. She picked it up, the golden hilt ice cold against her skin.”

    These are the lines of a much awaited conclusion of the Falling Kingdoms series: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes.


  5. World War Two stories are becoming very popular. I don’t usually read them not even mysteries. I do read a few that occur shortly after the end. On my blog today am featuring Elaine Orr’s Jolie Gentil series located in the Jersey as Beach. I am reading TILL DEATH DO US PARTY. “Landing in Las Vegas was somewhat akin to touching down in Oz.”


  6. your quote graphic at the end is one of my fave quotes from the novel too!

    My current first line is from Missy Tippens’ new novella “Her Valentine Reunion” (in the Back to You collection) – “In a preemptive strike against the Valentine’s Day funk that hit her every year in February, Abbie Rogers had been working on her latest craft project she’d dubbed Operation Kill Cupid.”

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  7. That cover draws me in and makes me want to read it.
    My first line comes from the book I am currently reading, Charming the Cowboy by Liz Isaacson, “Glancing up at the clock, Heather Carver tried not to mentally calculate the minutes until she could go home.”


  8. I know I’m late but yesterday was busy! Happy Weekend! My first line is from A Langhorne Romance (which is in Right Where We Belong collection) by Deborah Raney.

    “No sooner had Lily O’Neal plunged her hands into the sticky bread dough than the doorbell rang. Why did it always work that way?”

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