First Line Friday – 23 March 2018 – Finding Evergreen (Jennifer Rodewald)


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I have a heartrending, but ultimately healing story for you today: Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald, which released just yesterday. I’m not going to lie to you; this story hurts. But as I said in my review, “…every time Jennifer Rodewald comes out with a story that’s sure to pummel my heart, I’m right at the head of the line, offering my heart with both hands. Because that restoration at the end is worth every minute of the journey (and the tears) it took to get there.”

~ About the Book ~

He thought he’d found the thrill of his life; she, the romance she’d hadn’t dared to hope for. Falling in love had been easy. Being married? Totally different story. 

Married within a year of meeting, Ethan and Brandi add a foster daughter to their newly established family. Their story is enchanting—inspiring. Except when the fairytale fails. The stresses of unmet expectations and wounds from their pasts knife into their marriage, severing what they believed would be forever.

Hope for a broken marriage. Healing for their wounded spirits. It would take both to find evergreen. Are they brave enough to try?

Amazon  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Brandi’s head throbbed. The hateful words still sizzled in her ears as the front door brushed open.

And if you want more from Finding Evergreen, Courtney over at The Green Mockingbird has the first lines from chapter 1!

Do you have an author you’re always willing to trust with your heart, even when you know it will hurt?

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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15 Responses to First Line Friday – 23 March 2018 – Finding Evergreen (Jennifer Rodewald)

  1. Pingback: First Line Fridays # 13: “Finding Evergreen” – The Green Mockingbird

  2. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog says:

    YAY! I’m reading this now….. I shared the first lines from chapter 1 this week!


  3. Iola says:

    I’m reading this at the moment as well … slowly, but I’m reading it!

    I’m featuring Hurricane Season by Lauren Denton on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading. Here’s the first line from A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears:

    “I wish you luck, George.”
    “It’s Aaron now. Don’t forget.” Aaron Firebrook tried not to let Mr. Gray’s slip of the tongue make him even more nervous.


  4. carylkane says:

    Opening the door was the hardest part. Not that she expected to find it locked, because no one out here in this part of Texas ever locked anything. The Countess and the Cowboy by Kathleen Y’Barbo from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂

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  5. The book I’m featuring on my blog this week is Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer. I love all the books I’ve read of hers. Here, I will share the first line of chapter 17 from the book I’m currently reading, The Social Tutor by Sally Britton. “Thomas waited for her arrival, this time on Christine’s side of the brook, his breath turning to fog in the cold air.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  6. bellesmoma16 says:

    I’m sharing the first two lines from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn.

    “Homicide investigator Ryan Parker flashed a thumbs-up to his dive buddy and fellow homicide investigator, Gabe Chavez.”

    Let me tell you, that thumbs-up quickly becomes a thumbs-down!!! This book is really gripping. I can’t figure it out!!! 

    Happy Friday.


  7. Jen says:

    Thank you for trusting me with your heart. ❤ My first line… well, it's a book I've read already, but I just love it so much, so here it is: "There's a dripping sound echoing in this darkness." –Slave, by Laura Frances. But really, the part that gripped me before the story began is what comes before the first line: "The real war is in each of us…in the deep places no one sees. Be brave."

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  8. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Bridgette by Patricia PacJac Carroll:

    “Bridgette, get up. The sun and the rest of us have been working for three hours.”


  9. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Happy Friday!
    My first lines are “Poppy!” Jamie came rushing out of the office and into the ktichen. The grin on his face made my heart flutter, just like it always did, which meant I’d been a mess of flutters since the day I met him five years ago.
    It’s from The Birthday List by Devney Perry
    Have a great weekend!


  10. MrsTina Rice says:

    Happy Friday!
    My first line is from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller….
    Chapter 21…
    1817, Bath
    The concert music filled her senses but still could not drown the inner turmoil.
    Blessings, Tina


  11. I’m sharing from Mary Connealy’s Now and Forever on my blog today, but here are the first lines of another second in series book with a heroine that loves tending her sheep, Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson:

    Oregon City, Oregon
    May 1850

    “You can’t be serious.” Hope Flanagan looked at the man who sat opposite her at her sister and brother-in-law’s kitchen table. “You expect me to testify at the Cayuse trial.”

    Happy Friday!


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