First Line Friday – 2 June 2017 – The Divide (Jolina Petersheim)


Hello and welcome to another edition of First Line Friday! 🙂

My first line this week comes from a much anticipated sequel: The Divide by Jolina Petersheim. I read and reviewed The Alliance last year and have been eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the story. It most certainly did NOT disappoint! Look for my review coming soon!

~ About the Book ~

In this gripping conclusion to The Alliance, nearly six months have passed since Leora Ebersole’s Old Order Mennonite community fled to the mountains for refuge after an attack destroyed the power grid and altered life as they knew it. Since then, Leora has watched and waited for news of Moses Hughes, the young Englischer pilot who held off invading looters long enough for everyone to escape. Unsure Moses even survived, Leora has begun to warm to the affections of Jabil Snyder, who has courted her patiently. But she struggles to see herself as the bishop’s wife, especially when she learns that Moses is alive and has now joined a local militia.

An unexpected encounter in the woods deepens Leora’s crisis, as does a terrifying new threat that brings Moses’ militia into the community’s shaky alliance with the few Englischers left among them. When long-held beliefs are once again put to the test, Leora wrestles with the divide between having faith and taking action. Just how much will her shifting landscape change her?

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~ First Line ~

You never know how hard something’s going to be until it’s too late to change your mind.

It’s a great beginning, don’t you think?

Don’t forget to share your first line in the comments, and then hop on over and find out what the other First Liners have for you today:

Jessica ~ A Baker’s Perspective  //  Sarah ~ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
Bree ~ Bibliophile Reviews  //  Rachel ~ Bookworm Mama  //  JaneReads ~ C Jane Read
Heather ~ Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen  //  Beth ~ Faithfully Bookish
Trisha ~ Joy of Reading  //  Kathleen ~ Kathleen Denly  //  Lauraine ~ Lauraine’s Notes
Molly ~ Cafinated Reads  //  CJ ~ Moments Dipped in Ink  //  Andi ~ Radiant Light
Carrie ~ Reading is my Superpower  //  Robin ~ Robin’s Nest  //  Sydney ~ Singing Librarian
Amanda ~ With a Joyful Noise

 If you would like to join us for First Line Friday, contact Carrie at Reading is my Superpower.

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23 Responses to First Line Friday – 2 June 2017 – The Divide (Jolina Petersheim)

  1. Wow. That book sounds very good!

    My first line is from “A Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch.

    “The fateful note came just as Lenox was settling into his armchair after a long, tiresome day in the city.”

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  2. Amanda Tero says:

    What an interesting-sounding book! And great first line!!!

    On my blog is the first line for a sweet Christian historical trilogy, but here I’ll share a first line from one of the books I’m in the middle of: “Nearly ten years have passed since the close of the civil war in America, and yet no satisfactory history thereof is accessible to the public; nor should any be attempted until the Government has published, and placed within the reach of students, the abundant materials that are buried in the War Department at Washington.” (Memoirs of William T. Sherman)

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  3. lelandandbecky says:

    GREAT first line! I’m not familiar with this author. Happy Friday! My first line is from Finding Love on the Oregon Coast by Angela Ruth Strong, a collection of 4 novella by different authors which will be released July 1st: “Christina gazed out the window at the balcony decorated for her wedding ceremony above the sparkling Columbia River in Portland, Oregon, before turning to face the full-length mirror.”

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  4. dinhgaldi says:

    I liked the first line! 🙂

    My first line is:
    “A private plane sits on a runway in Martha’s Vineyard, forward stairs deployed.” ~ Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.
    I can’t wait to start this book. I’ve heard it’s good.
    Dinh@Arlene’s Book Club

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  5. That’s a fantastic first line!
    Today on my blog I’m sharing a line from Lori Benton’s book “A Flight of Arrows”.

    I thought I’d share something different in the comment, an old favorite of mine.
    “From the old and pleasantly situated village of Mayenfeld, a foot-path winds through green and shady meadows to the foot of the mountains, which on this side look down from their stern and lofty heights upon the valley below.” HEIDI by: Johanna Spyri

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  6. That’s one of those first lines like you like, Katie…one that makes you ask lots and lots of questions. 🙂 I just finished a memoir (?) FAITH TRANSPLANTED by Ray Jones to prepare for the author Q&A I’m hosting at the book’s launch party this evening. (YAY!) Told with humor covered by faith, this is Ray’s story from illness to transplant list to recovery. “Some days when I first wake up, for a brief moment, I forget what has occurred.”

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  7. JaneReads says:

    On the blog today I am sharing the first line from Melody Carlson’s ‘Under a Summer Sky’ so I thought I would share the first line from the book I am currently reading:

    “The man relaxed in the wooden Adirondack chair in the screened-in porch of his cabin rental and stared out across the glistening waters of Lake Williwaw.” Stormy Lake by L.D. Stauth

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  8. andinewberry says:

    That’s a great first line! Happy First Friday of June. Can you believe it!!!

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  9. Heather says:

    Scary thought! Happy Friday!

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  10. Jessica Baker says:

    That is a fantastic beginning! I am intrigued. Although I think I need to check out book one first 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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