Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I’m having a particularly emotional week this week, thanks to some thoughtless book planning on my behalf. Perhaps I was doing it late at night (highly possible), because at some point I thought it would be a good idea to put Heidi Chiavaroli’s The Hidden Side and Catherine West’s Where Hope Begins (review to come) one after the other on my reading schedule. 😳 Can anyone say ’emotional overload’?!
Seriously, though, they’re both fabulous books, and I highly recommend them. Just . . . perhaps not one after the other! Give yourself some recovery time in between! With that said, let me introduce you to Where Hope Begins. I think you’ll find the first line explains exactly why it’s an emotional read.
~ About the Book ~
Savannah Barrington has always found solace at her parents’ lake house in the Berkshires, and it’s the place that she runs to when her husband of over twenty years leaves her. Though her world is shaken, and the future uncertain, she finds hope through an old woman’s wisdom, a little girl’s laughter, and a man who’s willing to risk his own heart to prove to Savannah that she is worthy of love.
But soon Savannah is given a challenge she can’t run away from: Forgiving the unforgivable. Amidst the ancient gardens and musty bookstores of the small town she’s sought refuge in, she must reconcile with the grief that haunts her, the God pursuing her, and the wounds of the past that might be healed after all.
Where Hope Begins is the story of grace in the midst of brokenness, pointing us to the miracles that await when we look beyond our own expectations.
~ First Line ~
My husband is leaving me.
Grab your tissues! But don’t worry—it’s not all doom and gloom. 🙂
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. 🙂