First Line Friday – 27 July 2018 – Grace in the Shadows


Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I have an upcoming release and a sale for you today!

Grace in Shadows sale promo final

Grace in the Shadows by Christine Dillon releases on 31 July 2018 and is my featured book today, but Esther Macdonald’s story began in Grace in Strange Disguise, and you will definitely get more out of Grace in the Shadows if you’ve read Grace in Strange Disguise first. Lucky for you, Grace in Strange Disguise is currently on sale for just $2.99! You can read my review for Grace in Strange Disguise here.

Purchase Grace in Strange Disguise
Pre-order Grace in the Shadows


~ About the Book ~

Physiotherapist Esther has survived cancer, but wounds within her family remain unhealed. Is her revived faith the reason for the rift or could a simmering secret be the root cause?

Cosmetics consultant Rachel buried her past – and her father’s God – but the past refuses to stay buried. Will she continue to run or is confronting her pain the way to freedom?

Two women. Two different lives.
One collision course with truth.
Can God’s grace shine even in the darkest of shadows?

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

It was love at first sight.

And second. And third.

Any idea who or what she’s looking at?

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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13 Responses to First Line Friday – 27 July 2018 – Grace in the Shadows

  1. lelandandbecky says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery:

    “The letter was probably one more rejection Loni could add to all the others crumpled in her trash.”


  2. rbclibrary says:

    Loved Grace in Strange Disguise. Thanks for sharing book #2. Today I shared from Murder at The Flamingo by Rachel McMillan. But I’ll share the first line from a book on my TBR shelf, Justice Buried by Patricia Bradley — It wasn’t too hot for 10:00 P.M. in the middle of May unless you were about to climb over the ledge of a fourteen-story building in downtown Memphis.

    Happy Friday!


  3. Happy Friday!😊

    My first line comes from The Mending by Susan Lantz Simpson……..

    She sensed someone had entered the room, even though she’d been dozing and hadn’t heard the whoosh of the door opening or the squeak of athletic shoes on the tile floor. Her eyes felt glued shut.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😊📚


  4. bellesmoma16 says:

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Cara Putman’s novel A Promise Forged. Here I will share the first line from the novel I just started reading, Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar.

    “The first time I climbed through a window and crept about secretly through a house, the moon sat high in the sky and I was running away from home.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀


  5. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff. Since I’m still reading the book, I will share the first two lines from chapter 8 here. “Jake finished hitching the wagon as the sun rose over the horizon. When he peered in the door of the soddie, Evangeline stood before him trying to press the wrinkles out of her green dress with her hands.” Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from a different book on my blog today, but my current lunchtime read is the second Lady Alkmene Cozy Mystery, Diamonds of Death by Vivian Conroy. Here is the first line (well, first two):

    “It was madness to do this on a night with a full moon. But then you had to be a little mad to do this work to begin with.”


  7. Paula Shreckhise says:

    My First line is from The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason:

    May 1919
    Grace Abernathy stood at the rail of the S S Olympic, staring out over the calm expanse of the sea as the last trace of sunlight disappeared over the horizon.


  8. I’ve read both the first book and the coming release. Awesome series!
    The book I shared on my blog today is A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano but it’s also the book I’m currently reading so I’ll share the first line from chapter 3 here: “Squinting into the fog made orange by the rising sun, I strode through the sprawling vineyard in a nightdress and my tattered old garden cloak and pondered the odd whispers of my servant.” Hope you have a great weekend with lots of reading time! 🙂


  9. Happy Friday!

    Looks interesting!

    I’m reading The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw by Christopher Healy right now, so here’s the first line: “Outlaws have too many feathers in their hats.”

    Hallie @ Book by Book


  10. Becky says:

    Sounds intriguing!

    I’m sharing the first line of Carolyn Miller’s Miss Serena’s Secret on my blog, so I’ll share the first lines of Rachel Dylan’s Lone Witness, my current lunch break read, here: “Guilty. That’s the only possible verdict.”


  11. carylkane says:

    Happy Friday, Katie! My first line comes from The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    London, 1913

    It was dark where she crouched but the little girl did as she’d been told.


  12. Iola Goulton says:

    I may be biased (given I edited both Grace in Strange Disguise and Grace in the Shadows), but I thought this was excellent. I’ve already read it (well, edited it), and now I’m looking forward to getting my paper copies 🙂


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