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First-Line Friday #32


A Search For Refuge (Haven Manor 0.5)

by Kristi Ann Hunter


About the Book

Marlborough, England


Margaretta had used the word desperate many times in her life, but she’d never truly known the meaning until she stood in the open door of a mail coach, clutching an eight-month-old letter and praying that someone in this minuscule market town would know where the writer had gone when she moved on.

I will read anything by Kristi Ann Hunter. She is a phenomenal story teller. I am so excited to read this brand-new novella, and I really can’t wait for book 1, A Defense of Honor, to release in June!

And, isn’t the cover gorgeous!? I absolutely love it. The colors are great, and the girl is so pretty. The cover definitely draws my interest and makes me want to grab a cup of tea and read!

Now it is your turn! Grab the book you are currently reading, open to chapter one, and post the first sentence (or second sentence) in the comments below. Then head on over toย Hoarding Booksย to see all of the FLF pages this week (just click on the FLF button below).First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


I love Jesus, my husband, and my daughter. I love reading and reviewing Christian fiction. And, I am a high school English teacher trying to get kids to fall in love with reading every day!

35 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #32

  1. This one’s sitting on my Kindle waiting for me!

    I’m featuring the long-awaited conclusion to Ronie Kendig’s fantasy series this week: Fierian. However here, I’ll share the first line from Tammy L. Gray’s new release, Until I Knew Myself:

    “Even after his mom passed away, Tyler refused to call himself an orphan.”

    Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I am really looking forward to reading this novella! I absolutely LOVED the Hawthorne House series!

    I’m currently reading The Amish Nanny’s Sweetheart by Jan Drexler. The first line is “You’re sure you want to do this?”

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  3. The cover is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. My blog post features Beneath The Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn, but here I will share from As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner. “Morning light shimmers on the apricot horizon as I stand at the place where my baby boy rests.”

    Happy Friday!

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  4. Got this one on my Kindle. Just need to get to it. I loved the Hawthorne House series and am looking forward to this new one.

    I’m currently reading “My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California: Abby’s Prospects” by Janice Thompson. The first line is: “Never underestimate the power of coffee, Neville.”

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  5. I have this book on my kindle awaiting my attention!
    Over on my blog today I’m sharing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest book “The Innkeeper’s Daughter”. Drop on by if you get the chance and let me know if you are a fan of numbers. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. I just downloaded the book the day it came out and can’t wait to read it!!!!

    I’ll share a first line from the new release by Jessica Patch.

    “Do you ever feel like sometimes the sunshine is deceiving because the day is going to be ominous regardless of how bright it is?”

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  7. This one is waiting for me on my Kindle.

    Father Brian Flynn, the curate at St. Augustine’s, Rossmore, hated the Feast Day of St. Ann with a passion that was unusual for a Catholic priest. – Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy

    Happy Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Happy Friday!

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

    The leather on Rachel Troyerโ€™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!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š

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  9. Yes, the cover on that one is beautiful!
    Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line of a wonderful new book about the Maccabees, Judah’s Wife, but here I’ll share the first line of the nonfiction book I’m reading now, Our Unmet Needs by Charles Stanley: “Do you have a nagging, gnawing feeling that something isn’t quite right in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by a need you can’t meet, a problem you can’t solve, or a question you can’t answer? Are you able to identify the real need that underlies your feelings of uneasiness, fear, worry, or restlessness?”

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  10. 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:

    โ€œPropping open the door to her shop, Vivienne Rivard listened to a distant rumble that vibrated the windows and shivered in her chest.โ€

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  11. Happy Friday! On my blog, I’m featuring The Healer by Beverly Joy Roberts. It’s an amazing fiction that moved me deeply. I hope you will take the time to check it out. Here, I will share the first line from a book by C.H. Spurgeon that I’m currently reading. “‘Thou has visited me in the night.’ –Psalm 18:3. ‘Tis a theme for wonder that the glorious God should visit sinful man.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.

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  12. Great cover! 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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  13. My first line is from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason:
    Derbyshire, England
    March, 1884
    Nolan Price scanned the fields of newly budding greenery that stretched as far as he could see and slowly inhaled the scent of grass, soil, and freshly spread manure.
    Iโ€™m with you on anything Kristi writes. I just got this ebook and will be reading it soon!

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  14. I love Kristi and her books so much! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My current first line is from Robin E. Mason’s The Silent Song of Winter: “The sounds of the swamp in winter would scare another person but not me. I grew up here.”

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  15. Well, I hope you’re happy. I’m adding another title to my already monstrously long TBR and it’s all your fault.
    Over on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Michelle Griep’s The Innkeeper’s Daughter which I will review soon.
    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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