Friday, June 18, 2021

First Line Friday #5-Serena's Song

 First Line Friday is hosted by Hoarding Books

This week I am sharing from Serena's Song by Livia Verrell. Serena's Song is a Christian romance that involves issues of a young woman's journey toward discovering what is and is not important in her life. Serena's has been raised as an atheist and I think her perspective gives a pretty accurate description of how atheists think Christian's view them.

Serena's Song by [Livia Verrell] 

"Another customer, the tenth this morning, approached the check-out counter."

About the book:

God has a special plan for Serena Regan’s life despite the fact she doesn’t believe He even exists.

Aspiring opera singer Serena Regan spends her summers at home working at a local nursery. Despite being raised without faith, she finds comfort being around the Christian owners and their three sons, especially their middle son Jacob Daniels. However this summer brings painful revelations about her and her family’s lives. She must face the fact that her teenage sister is pregnant and wants Serena’s help in obtaining an abortion. An innocent baby’s life is on the line and Serena has no recourse but to go to the only person that can help. Jacob is there for her, not to judge but to guide and support. He stands by her and she begins to realize how much he means to her. Yet, he is from a Christian family and she has been raised to distrust his entire belief system. One summer changes everything as Serena learns that God’s hand guides her life and those around her. Her sister’s pregnancy stirs up old secrets and lost dreams. Their futures become uncertain and shadowed by the overwhelming darkness of life lived without faith. God is not without his messengers and they provide help, but the choice to believe is Serena’s alone. Will she finally acknowledge God and bend to His will or her own? (contains some profanity)

Your turn! Grab the book nearest you and post the first line in the comments!

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  1. This week I’m featuring The Heart’s Charge by Karen Witemeyer
    Llano, Texas. Spring 1894

    When Mark Wallace left Gringolet two days ago to deliver a prize gelding to a wealthy rancher west of Llano, he never dreamed he’d be called upon to deliver a baby too.

    1. Love that first line! Thank you for stopping by again this week. Do you have a blog? I click on your name but nothing comes up. I would love to show the same support to you.

  2. Today, I'm sharing the first line from Pearl's Promise by Edwina Kiernan. "Mr. Stratton is married? And to a woman of ill repute!"

    1. That sounds like a great start. Would love to know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Happy Friday!
    I'm currently reading #Moonstruck by Sariah Wilson so I'll share a line from there:
    "Instead of letting myself sit there and wallow, I drove to the grocery store and loaded up on enough junk food to feed my entire family."
    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😀❤📚

    1. I love that first line, makes me laugh!! Thanks for stopping by and for sharing :)