Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! If you’re a nature lover, make sure you don’t miss the book I’m featuring this week: Karen Barnett’s new release Where the Fire Falls, set in Yosamite National Park. It released this Tuesday just past, and I’ll have my review up for you soon, but in the meantime, allow me to whet your appetite with the first line.
~ About the Book ~
Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford has shed her humble beginnings to fashion her image as an avant-garde artist to appeal to the region’s wealthy art-collectors. When she lands a lucrative contract painting illustrations of Yosemite National Park for a travel magazine, including its nightly one-of-a-kind Firefall event, she hopes the money will lift Olivia and her sisters out of poverty.
After false accusations cost him everything, former minister Clark Johnson has found purpose as a backcountry guide in this natural cathedral of granite and trees. Now he’s faced with the opportunity to become a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling?
As Clark opens Olivia’s eyes to the wonders of Yosemite, she discovers the people are as vital to the park’s story as its vistas–a revelation that may bring her charade to an end.
~ First Line ~
Olivia Rutherford applied lip rouge the same way she painted—with bold, broad strokes. Anything to distract from the truth.
How does that line grab you? 😉
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. 🙂