Greetings first liners! I seem to have developed a bit of a theme today. You see, around our house lately, it’s been ‘strains of flu’. Seriously, I. Have. Had it! Enough already! But it segues nicely into the book I’m featuring today, called Strains of Silence. (Okay, so it’s a tenuous connection at best, but give me a break. I’m sick!)
This is author Bethany Kaczmarek’s debut release, which officially releases on 1 August 2017, but you can get it on Kindle from today! If you want to learn more about Bethany and get a sneak peak at chapter one, make sure you check out this post at RelzReviewz.
~ About the Book ~
Music was her driving passion and the truest expression of her faith, but three months before her wedding, twenty-year-old Kasia Bernolak can’t even pick up her guitar. Feeling like a fraud who will ruin her dad’s pastoral reputation, she can barely meet his eyes. When Kasia finds the strength to break off her engagement, she still doesn’t realize the dangerous truth: Blake Hamilton isn’t ready to say goodbye. And he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
Alexander “Zan” Maddox has seen what a domineering man can do to an unsuspecting woman, and Zan is sick of injustice. He gave up a college baseball scholarship so he could protect his sister from her abusive husband. When he rescues Kasia from her ex-fiancé, he instinctively appoints himself her personal bodyguard. Now, all he has to do is keep from falling for her himself.
Kasia and Zan become fast friends, but true healing and justice might cost more than either of them is willing to pay.
~ First Line ~
“Kasia Bernolak’s fiancé waited for her back on campus. She could allow that thought, thick and smothering, to choke her. Or she could fight it.”
Yes, that’s technically more than the first line, but I think you’ll agree the extra sentences add a lot more meaning to the first, yes? I’ve heard lots of good things about this book, so I’m looking forward to reading it soon!
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