Friday, May 21, 2021

First Line Friday: The Preacher's Daughter

 This is my first post for First Line Fridays and I am excited to be participating! First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today for First Line Friday, I am sharing from The Preacher's Daughter, the second book in the Infamous Amish Series by Patricia Johns.

 “Solomon Lantz had been given a plastic bag containing his personal belongs on his way out of Forest State Correctional Institution: a pair of jeans, some scuffed-up running shoes, a white T-shirt, a comb, some ChapStick, a pair of suspenders because he never was able to get used to wearing Englisher belts, and his wallet with exactly $107 in cash.”

About the Book:

For a Pennsylvania Amish family whose faith has been tested, the blessings of marriage, home, and togetherness seem impossible. Patricia Johns brings her trademark warmth to this story of love's powerful redemption.

With her preacher father in prison for fraud, Elizabeth Yoder's life in the community of Bounti-ful has been painfully uprooted. Mindful of wearing out her welcome with her family, she jumps at the chance to stay with elderly Bridget Lantz while the woman's daughter is away. Elizabeth has secret plans to leave for another Amish community where she might get a fresh start, but here with Bridget, she feels comfortable--until Bridget's strapping grandson, Solomon, returns from eight years with the English, and inspires feelings that shake Elizabeth's resolution...

Solomon has had his own trouble with the law, after falling in with some bad influences. He's paid the price, despite his innocence, but the Amish are even more wary of him than they are of spirited Elizabeth. With good reason, he supposes--he's not sure he's ready to commit to this way of life again, especially since the Englishers are the ones offering him solutions. The only thing that seems certain is his attraction to Elizabeth. As they strive to find their places in the community, and with each other, can they open their hearts to the blessing of love? 

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  1. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Let It Be Me" by Becky Wade:

    "Mom and Dad are not my biological parents."

    1. I have not read that one yet! It sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!

  2. Happy Friday!
    I'm sharing the first line from Carolyn Miller's Dusk's Darkest Shores: Currently I'm reading Royal Decoy by Heather Frost, so I'll share from there.
    "This is absurd!" Serene burst out. "I don't need a decoy."
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂❤📚

    1. That's a great first line! Very intriguing, thanks for sharing!

  3. Happy Saturday! Today, I'm sharing the first line from The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White. "He was a prince at sea. That's what John Mucknell shouted whenever battle was upon him."

  4. My first line is from Dusk’s Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller:
    Amberly, Lake District, England. March 1811

    Music and laughter swirled through the assembly room, a shiney animated scene within a life-sized bauble.

    1. I love that first line too! Thanks for stopping by :)