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First-Line Friday #59


Welcome to this week’s edition of #FirstLineFridays! This week, our theme is Favorite Genre. My most favorite genre is Biblical Fiction.

Shelter of the Most High (Cities of Refuge #2)

by: Connilyn Cossette


About the Book

Island of Sicily

1388 BC

The pulse of the sea pressed me forward, urging my body deeper into its embrace.

I have read every published novel by Connilyn Cossette. I have also completed a couple of her Bible studies that she put together in conjunction with her novel series. I highly recommend them. They are great Bible studies.

Connilyn Cossette is an AMAZING writer. I have grown closer to God because of the things I have learned from her beautiful novels. Cossette’s books are so well researched, and her themes are so compelling and relevant to today, that I know every time I sit down and read one of her books I am getting more than just a fictional adventure. If you have not read any of Cossette’s novels I implore you to do so. You will NOT be disappointed.

To check out my reviews on Connilyn Cossette’s novels to date, click HERE.


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!

26 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #59

  1. From THE COORDINATES OF LOSS by Amanda Prowse: “My tears do sea diamonds make. Each tiny drop of heartache woven into the great blue that lies between my world and yours; this fractured sea.”

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  2. My first line is from Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd:

    September 1866, Oxfordshire, England
    A threading of voices spooled throughout the expansive chamber wherein we waited, voices so decently quiet as to be murmurs.

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  3. Beryl Helliwell watched as her friend Edwina Davenport capped her fountain pen and laid it on the desk in front of her.
    MURDER FLIES THE COOP by Jessica Ellicott

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  4. Love that first line! I’m hoping to find a way to squeeze this one into my busy reading schedule! Over on my blog, I’m featuring the first line from The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear. Do stop by and check it out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Happy Friday! On my blog today, I am featuring one of my favorites, “The Princess” by Lori Wick. Here I will share the first lines from Chapter 3. “Nikolai stood alone in his bedroom and told himself to breathe deeply. He had the window wide open, cool as it was, but still felt as if he were going to suffocate. This was his wedding day.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday! I forgot about this week being about favorite genre but I DID share one from one of my favorite authors. I have to say historical fiction is my favorite, but I also like suspense to change things up a bit. I’m currently in-between books but I’ll be be starting a new book after dinner tonight. Hope you have a great weekend with lots of quality reading time!

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  7. This is next on my to-read pile – I was so impressed with the first in the series that this has a lot to live up to!

    I’m featuring Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Calm Cool and Connected by Arlene Pellicane, which is about forming good online habits. Here’s the first line:

    “Imagine a small device that has gone from nonexistent to indispensable in less than a decade. You’ve probably guessed it. That amazing little invention is the smartphone.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  8. This book is next up on my list! I haven’t read anything by her yet so I’m happy to hear you raving about her writing.

    I’m currently reading When Hearts Collide by Sara Beth Williams and the first line is “Lacey Bennet hunched forward with her forehead pressed against her knees, blood roaring in her ears.”

    I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  9. Happy Friday!😊

    My first lines come from Jacob’s Bell by John Snyder…

    A deafening screech, then a loud thud jolted Jacob McCallum upright from his slumber as the freight train pulled into the Chicago yards on a chilly September morning in 1944.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚🎃

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  10. Happy Weekend! My first line is from Until I Met You by Kimberly Rose Johnson, which is included in the collection A Christmas To Remember:

    “Early Saturday morning, Brandi Prescott held her latte in one hand and opened the door to leave her favorite coffee shop in the Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle.”

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  11. She is definitely on my list of authors to try! I’m featuring Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd on my blog, here is the second line:

    “All present quickened as lightning pierced the ground just outside the wide panel of windows, like a finger pointing deep within the earth.”

    Happy Friday!

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