First-Line Friday #40


Loving Brock (The Redeemed Side of Broken #3)

by Joan Deneve


About the Book

They were now on the last week of their trek with only two more villages still to visit. Dr. Brock Whitfield drove away from Mbombi Village with a cloud of red dust swirling behind and mingling with smoke from the inhabitants’ morning fires.

This is the first book I have read by this author, but it most definitely will not be my last. So far, the writing is stellar. I feel like I am right there with the main characters as they traverse the African landscape going from village to village sharing their medical expertise and their love for Jesus. I didn’t really know what to expect when I began this book, but so far I am loving it. It’s fast-paced and highly engaging. Definitely check back tomorrow for my full review!


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26 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #40

  1. Sounds good!

    I’m featuring the first line from Susan May Warren’s ‘Storm Front’ on my blog, but right now I’m going to give you the first line from ‘A Worthy Groom’ by Angela K. Couch, which is part of ‘The Backcountry Brides Collection’:

    “The first shovelful of dirt struck Samuel’s crude hickory box, but Lorinda Cowden didn’t flinch.”

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    1. Thank you for sharing! I’ve heard really good things about Storm Front. And, I need to check your other book out. Sounds like an anthology I would love. Hope you are having a great weekend!


  2. It was a good book, wasn’t it? I love finding these authors who surprise me!

    I’m currently reading His Surprise Son by Allie Pleiter: “Here comes the bride. For Jean Matrim, the arrival of Matrimony Valley’s first bride was a victory.”

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  3. Sounds like a great book!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s The Accidental Guardian. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8 of the same book.
    “A scream jerked Trace awake.”
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord – Jeremiah 29:22 NIV
    March 2006
    His heart races and he can feel sweat running down hi sback as he silently presses his body against the garage.

    By Sarah E. Kincaid

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  5. Happy Friday! My first line is from Storm Front (Montana Rescue Book #5) by Susan May Warren:

    “Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.”

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  6. Happy Friday! Wow, this sounds like a really good book!😀

    Today my FLF is from a book I will be reading very soon, An Awakened Heart by Jody Hedlund.

    “Stop prostituting yourselves and run to the loving Father who will embrace you with forgiveness.” Reverend Bedell’s voice rose above the sniffles and muffled weeping of the women crowded on trestle benches of Centre Street Chapel.

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!📚😀

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  7. This sounds like a great book!

    I’m featuring Pepper Basham’s, “A Twist of Faith” on my blog today. Since I have Lindsay Harrel’s, “The Heart Between Us” in front of me, I’ll share my first line from here.

    “Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to past.”

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

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  8. On my blog today, I’m featuring “The Substitute Wife” by Dorothy Clark. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter Three in “A Civil Contract” by Georgette Heyer, the book I’m currently reading. “When Adam left Mount Street Lord Oversley suffered some qualms of conscience, fearing that he had raised hopes that he might presently be obliged to dash to earth.” I love this authors writing style. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I have heard a lot about Georgette Heyer but have never read any of her books. I need to get to them. I know they are classics that cannot be missed!


  9. Oo looks good I’ll have to check back for your review! 🙂 I want to know how you are able to read a book with how busy you are this week! You go girl!!l 😉
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is The Road Home by Beverly Lewis but here I’ll share the book I just finished today called A Higher Ransom by Aleigha C Israel: “Anna Haddington took a deep breath of the salty air.”

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    1. I’m not sure how I got the book read other than it is really superb, so I snuck in a lot of pages as I was driving over between houses during the move! LOL! Thanks for sharing Becca! Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  10. I’m sharing from my current read, No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens, on my blog today, so here is the first line from an upcoming read, Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber:

    “The moment Earth’s United World Council officially placed seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow at the top of their Imminent Terrorist Threat list, a siren went off in the circular downtown building, and she became the most wanted teenager alive.”

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  11. Intriguing!

    Today I’m sharing the first line of That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann on my blog. It’s the first book in the new multi-author Tuscan Legacy series. I’m now reading the third book, Rapsodia (Rhapsody) by Alexa Verde. Here’s the first line:

    Marco Carter would rather spend a day in a pit with snakes than an hour on a plane.

    Personally, I love flying and hate snakes. What about you?

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    1. Thanks for sharing. I don’t mind flying, but it’s not my most favorite thing to do. I never want to be near snakes ever. They creep me out! Maybe Marco is claustrophobic?


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