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

Today I’m excited to be featuring River to Redemption by Ann H. Gabhart. This beautiful story is inspired by a true story. It is a story of faith and prayer. With fantastic characters that are sure to warm your heart. CLICK HERE to read my full review.



June 1833

          Adria Starr didn’t want her mother and little brother to stop breathing the way her father had. She wanted to take care of them.



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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33 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: River to Redemption

  1. I shared the first few lines (and then some) of one of my old favorites Open Road Summer by Emery Lord on my blog. But let me share the first line of the book I’m currently reading, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza, on here instead.

    “Tell people one true thing before you tell them a lie. Then it will be easier for them to believe the lie.”

    Happy reading! And happy Friday to you! 😀

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  2. Ann Gabhart is one of my very favorite authors. I received this one plus four other books in one day! I see reading in the immediate future!

    My first line is from The Reckoning of Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright:

    .Gossamer Grove, Wisconsin. 1907

    Libby Sheffield had never stopped to wonder what she would take specific note of if she ever stumbled upon a dead body.

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  3. I need to read Ann Gabhart soon!

    I’m currently reading (listening to) Formula of Deception by Carrie Stuart Parks. Here’s the first line from Chapter 5:

    By the time Murphy finished diagraming, it was raining again, the crowd had thinned to two people, and the bulk of the law enforcement and emergency vehicles were gone.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Happy Friday!😁

    My First Line Fridays comes from a book I’m planning on reading very soon, Shelter In Place by Nora Roberts.

    On Friday, July 22, 2005, Simone Knox ordered a large Fanta – orange – to go with her popcorn and Swedish Fish. The choice, her standard night at the movies fare, changed her life, and very likely saved it. Still, she’d never drink Fanta again.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😎📚📚

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  5. Happy Friday, Trisha!

    My first line comes from The Counterfeit Heiress by Tasha Alexander

    I raised the long, curved bow and with two fingers pulled back its string, all the while resisting the urge to remove one of the silver-shafted arrows nestled in the quiver slung over my shoulder.

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  6. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Melanie Dickerson’s novel, The Orphan’s Wish. I just started it and I’m loving it so much!

    Here, I will share the first line from chapter 8 (that’s where I’m at currently).

    “Aladdin followed Herr Kaufmann around for the first week.”

    Hope you have a great weekend full of fun reading!!! ❤📚

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  7. Powerful first lines. I’m already feeling the main character’s desire and need. The book I’m featuring on my blog is “My Sister’s Intended” by Rachael Anderson. It’s been on my TBR list for quite some time now, but I finally read it and am so glad I did. Truly an enjoyable read. I will share the first line from Chapter Eleven here. “”Would you care to go for a stroll with me in the gardens, Miss Gifford?” Brand asked, not sure whether or not he wanted her to accept.”

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  8. Happy Friday!

    I’m really looking forward to reading this book soon!

    I’m reading The Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell right now, so here’s the first line: “Miss Sweeney disappeared on the first day of March, an icy Thursday morning of gloves and boots and veneers of diamondy frost on the windows of Sacred Heart High School.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book

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  9. Happy Friday! My first line is from La Risposta: The Answer (A Tuscan Legacy book 9) by Autumn Macarthur:

    Prologue: “Instead of returning to her vegetable garden, Teresa Pellegrini rushed into the farmhouse.”

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  10. I really enjoyed this story too!
    The book I shared on my blog this week is Her Place in Time by Stephenia H McGee but my next book is going to be The Baker’s secret by Stephen P Kiernan so I’ll share that first line here: “All through those years of war, the bread tasted of humiliation.” Hope you have happy weekend with plenty of reading! 🙂

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  11. I’m also sharing from a book that is based on true stories today. The Daisy Children by Sofia Grant will be out early next month (I won an uncorrected proof on GoodReads). Here I’ll share the second line:

    “It wasn’t the fault of the trousers, of course, but it was tempting to blame them nonetheless.”

    Happy Reading!

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  12. Love all the first lines. Certainly makes one wish for extra hours a day to read. Thanks to those of you who have read my book, River to Redemption or think you might like to. Since I am neck deep in edits on my next year’s book, I’m keeping my head down working on it instead of reading other books the way I’d like to be. But for fun, I thought I’d share the first line from The Refuge, my next book set in my fictional Shaker village of Harmony Hill, that will be out in 2019. Here’s the first line. “You can’t cheat death.”

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    1. Hi Ann, I’m honored that you took time out of your busy writing schedule to stop by and share the first line of a book you are currently working on! Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


  13. Great first line! And I love the cover.

    I’m sharing the first line from More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer on my blog. I’m a big Karen Witemeyer fan, and this did not disappoint.

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