First Line Friday – Shadows of Hope – 6 April 2018


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Today’s book is one that caught my eye the minute I read the description: Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels. It’s just released this month, and it was just as compelling as I thought. You can read my review here,

~ About the Book ~

What if. . .
. . .you struggled with infertility but unknowingly befriended your husband’s pregnant mistress?

What if. . .
. . .the woman you were seeing behind your wife’s back gets pregnant, threatening your job and marriage?

What if. . .
. . .your boyfriend never told you he was married and you discover you’re pregnant?

Crisis pregnancy worker Marissa Moreau suspects her husband is cheating, but little does she know how close to home her husband’s infidelity hits. College student Kaitlyn Farrows is floundering after a relationship with her professor leaves her pregnant. Soon she lands a job and a support system at the local pregnancy resource center and things seem to be turning around. But when Marissa and Kaitlyn become friends, neither one knows they share a connection—Colin, Marissa’s husband and Kaitlyn’s former professor. When their private lives collide, the two women must face the ultimate test of their faith and choose how to move forward as they live in the shadows of hope.

Amazon  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

Seven dollars was a small price to pay for a latte and a little conversation.

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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31 Responses to First Line Friday – Shadows of Hope – 6 April 2018

  1. carylkane says:

    MAY 1659

    The babe’s crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. – The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

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  2. nashpredsfan27 says:

    I just finished this one last night and honestly, I’m still processing how I feel about it. Definitely an emotional read, though.

    I’m currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I’ll share the first line from the current novella I’m in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  3. What a tangled web we weave… So sad. The book I’m highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I’m currently reading. “A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.

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  4. I just read your review of this book and the comments. Wow. It sounds heavy…and intriguing. I’m really wondering how the story ends…

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  5. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson’s newest Regency novel, My Sister’s Intended. It’s an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I’m currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    “It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I’d almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I’d put up around my heart.”

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  6. That’s an interesting first line!
    Cora |

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  7. I just read that book earlier this week!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is A Sparrow in Terezin by Kristy Cambron but I’m sharing the book I’m currently (re)reading to get ready for the new Hallmark movie this weekend Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck: “What did he say? The storm gusts moving over the Atlantic must have garbled his words.” Hope you have a blessed weekend!

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  8. Ellie says:

    I ordered the book you are highlighting this week. It looks like something I won’t be able to put down. I need some serious reading time to read all of the good books I’ve been seeing lately!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy, which my husband grabbed from me and read first:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

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  10. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, so I’ll share from a recent read. Here’s the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    Liked by 1 person

  11. MrsTina Rice says:

    Happy Friday!

    My first line is from My Heart Belongs in San Francisco, California by Janice Thompson (I haven’t read this yet, it is sitting on my *huge* TBR pile by my reading chair).

    Late April, 1853…
    Never underestimate the power of coffee, Neville.

    Blessings, Tina

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  12. hjsnyder28 says:

    I love this first line! And how cool–we both have coffee lines this week?! 🙂 Happy Friday!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Iola says:

    An excellent first line, and a great novel. Definitely one of my top recommendations for 2018 so far.

    I’m sharing the first line from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller on my blog today—a wonderful Christian Regency romance.

    But I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading – an advance copy of Falling for You by Becky Wade. It doesn’t release until 1 May, but I loved True to You and I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so here are the opening lines:

    “I discovered a secret.”
    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. “What kind of a secret?”

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  14. Happy Reading! Though, not that this book might be particularly happy, but you know what I mean, in general 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  16. Beth Erin says:

    Sounds powerful and heart-wrenching. I had to pop over and read your review!

    Liked by 1 person

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