First-Line Friday #85

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The Heart of a King

The Loves of King Solomon books 1-4

by: Jill Eileen Smith

42075476

About the Book

The Teacher looked at his scroll, light dancing in little ringlets over the words from the flickering candle at his side. Flickering like the breath of wind. One circlet encompassed the word he could not stop writing, could not pour enough emphasis into, though his stylus had scratched the repeated word clean through the parchment.

Meaningless. Meaningless. Meaningless.

I am a BIG fan of Biblical fiction. It’s probably my most favorite genre. Jill Eileen Smith is a new-to-me author. I’ve only ever read A Passionate Hope, and I LOVED that book so much. When I saw that The Heart of a King released I was excited to get the chance to read this book. So far, I am into chapter 12, and I am enjoying it. My heart really goes out to Solomon’s wives.

Definitely check back soon for my thoughts on this book!


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20 thoughts on “First-Line Friday #85

  1. Kathleen Denly says:

    I can’t imagine being one of a number of wives.

    I’m currently reading The Trail Boss’s Bride and shared that first line over on my blog where I’m also hosting a giveaway. So here I will share the first line of the chapter I’m currently reading:

    There were few things more hair-raising than the threat of a cattle stampede in the teeth of a nighttime thunderstorm.

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  2. vicklea says:

    From THE NEXT RIGHT THING by Emily P. Freeman: “Most of us go through life planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way.”~A.W. Tower, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY

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  3. Kay Garrett says:

    “May I take you home from the signing?”
    Annie Beiler’s breath hitched, and her gaze shot from the dusty toes of her powder-blue tennis shoes to the drop-dead-gorgeous man standing not three feet in front of her. Unfortunately, his tentative smile wasn’t aimed in her direction.
    PROMISED TO ANOTHER by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  4. rbclibrary says:

    i finished that book a few days ago. Made for some interesting reading. Here are the first two lines from a book I am looking forward to — Living Lies by Natalie Walters. “Just let go. The breeze lifted Lane Kent’s auburn hair from the back of her neck.”

    Happy Friday!

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  5. Anneliese Dalaba says:

    If this book is the story of one of Solomon’s wives, it must be an interesting perspective. But we will probably never know what it was really like, although I have wondered. I think their mentality about love, romance, and marriage was quite different from ours.

    On my blog, I’m featuring Romancing the Bride by Melissa Jagears. My current read is Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan. Since I’m about to start Chapter 5, I will share the first line from that chapter. “From a hazy woodland sleep, Davy and Douglas’s laughter along with that of the Walsh girls flooded through the open window.” May you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

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    • bellesmoma16 says:

      Thank you for sharing.
      I agree, their perspective had to have been different than ours. I’d like to think that most marriages these days are entered into on a more equal footing, and less like a business contract. I feel badly for all of Solomon’s wives. I’m not sure any of those women really felt loved. That makes me sad.

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  6. thebeccafiles says:

    I really hope I get the chance to read this one too! It’s definitely on my TBR!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Refuge by Ann Gabhart but my next read I’ll be starting shortly is Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens so I’ll share the first line from the prologue here: “The sun was the same, but that was all.” Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy Reading!

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  7. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sweet on You” by Becky Wade, and I can hardly wait to start it!

    “Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last.”

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  8. Yvette - Bookworlder says:

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Pink Bonnet by Liz Tolsma on my blog today, but here’s the first line from chapter two of my current read, When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell:

    “There’s something romantically hopeful about having a wedding in the middle of a war.”

    Liked by 1 person

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