First-Line Friday #44


Thief of Corinth

by: Tessa Afshar


About the Book


“You asked me once how a woman like me could become a thief. How could I, having everything — a father’s love, a lavish home, an athlete’s accolades — turn to lawlessness and crime?”

I adore Tessa Afshar’s novels! She is one of the best Biblical fiction authors in today’s market. I am so excited to get to read Thief of Corinth. And, what a fabulous couple of lines to begin this book. They definitely make me want to keep on reading and find out why the main character is a thief.

If Tessa Afshar is a new author to you, check out a few of my reviews of her books by clicking HERE. I highly recommend all of her works, but her novel Land of Silence to date is my most favorite. It’s AMAZING!!!


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38 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #44

  1. My first line is from A Rebel Heart by Beth White:
    April 20, 1863
    Ithaca Plantation
    Selah could hear the horses thundering closer, oncoming hell and destruction.

    I loved Beth’s first three books and have been waiting for another to come along! So far, it’s proving intriguing.

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  2. I can’t wait to get to this one!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘A Solace of Water’ by Elizabeth Byler Younts this week, but as Ronie Kendig has just released the new and revised edition of Wolfsbane (one of my all-time favourite books!) I’m going to share the first line of that here:

    Blood dripped into his left eye.

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    1. I just got asked to read A Solace of Water to review. I’m very intrigued by that book. It sounds really good. I haven’t yet gotten into any Kendig novels. One day when I have time. Thanks for sharing!!! I hope you are having an excellent weekend.

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  3. This one sounds really good!!
    Over on my blog I’m featuring the first line from Tara Johnson’s “Engraved on the Heart”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 14.
    “Keziah wrapped the cloak around her shoulders and eased her bedroom door open, wincing at the gentle creak that echoed down the dark hallway.”

    Do be sure to drop by my blog page and enter the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. It is such a fantastic story!! I know beyond a doubt that you will enjoy it! Tara’s writing is similar to Laura Frantz.

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  4. Prologue
    Bruce fumbled behind his ears, adjusted the elastic band necessary to hold his Santa Claus beard in place. His salt-and-pepper hair was mostly white around temples, the only places not covered by a traditional Santa hat, so he fit the part well.
    By Beth Wiseman

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  5. I haven’t read Tessa yet! This one sounds interesting!

    More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer is on my reading agenda this weekend, so I’ll share the first lines from that: 1879–Fannin County, TX
    “Don’t lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I’m sure we’ll find good homes for each of you.”

    Happy Friday!

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    May 1, 1815

    We observed the first of May as we always did. – The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston……

    Allen Lambert rolled onto his side and yawned. His eyes blinked open , and his large but dark bedroom came into clear focus. The green numerals on his battery-operated digital clock read 2: 12. What had awakened him so early?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚

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  8. I need to read a Tessa Afshar book, there’s one on my shelf but I just need to read it! I just finished reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter… “Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge fencing team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brook’s and White’s, was bored.”

    Happy reading!

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    1. My book just came in the mail yesterday. I cannot wait to read this one! Thanks for sharing, Beth. And, totally read your Afshar novel. She is so good. She has a way of bringing the Bible to life in such a way that your relationship with Jesus grows infinitely. It’s amazing. Hope you are having a great weekend!


  9. Happy Friday! My first line is from Mail-Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark:

    “Garret Stevenson kicked the snow off his boots, climbed the steps to the roofed platform of the Union Pacific Railroad station and stopped.”

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      1. I am, thank you! Five of the grands here and 5 of our 6 children & their spouses here for the weekend. Dorothy’s book is one of the last LIH books, and I’m really enjoying it.

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  10. I have my future first Tessa Ashfar book waiting on a shelf. 🙂

    One of my current reads is A Proposal to Die For, the first Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery by Vivian Conroy:

    ‘Marry me.’ The whispered words reached Lady Alkene Callender’s ears just as she was reaching for the gold lighter on the mantelpiece to relight the cigarette in her ivory holder.

    Have a great weekend!

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  11. My first lines come from Jana Aston’s Good Girl.

    “‘We’re not leaving this bar until you kiss someone.’” Payton says this as if we were in the midst of having a conversation about me kissing someone. We weren’t. I nod all the same because we’re nest friends and I’m used to this kind of outburst from her.”

    I’m featuring lines from Alessandra Torre’s upcoming release Even Money on my blog today. Drop by to check them out!

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  12. Oh, I want to read this so bad. Love Tessa’s books!

    I’m sharing about “No One Ever Asked” by Katie Ganshert on the blog, but I’m currently reading, “The Weaver’s Daughter” by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Alarm’s menacing sting picked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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    1. I have No One Ever Asked on my bookshelf staring at me…calling to me. But I have like 20 books I have to review first. One day soon!

      Thanks for sharing! I hope you’re having a good weekend.

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  13. Keeper by Jessica L. Randall

    “I picked up speed, as if I could somehow leave the eerie feeling of being watched behind me.”

    I loved this read and I actually asked the author if she was doing a sequel because left off with something more to look forward too. It was very clean read, plenty of action, and sweet budding romance. It is even nominated for a swoony award.

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