Thursday, June 30, 2022

First-Line Friday #55-Among the Innocent

Happy Friday, my bookish friends! Any plans for the weekend? I am planning to take it easy, still trying to recover from vacation. This is the first year in I can't remember when that we don't have plans for the 4th of July.

Welcome back to First Line Friday hosted by Carrie at Reading is My SuperPower!! I am also linking up with Gilion on Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. This is where you share the beginning of the book that you are reading. To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line (or your link).  This week I am reading Among the Innocent by Mary Alford.

  He drove by the house again.

Book Beginnings:

    He drove by the house again. The second time today. All because of her.

The sight of the car rolling down the dirt road in front of her isolated farm filled Beth Zook with thoughts not proper for an Amish girl. A cloud of dust followed the car, instantly covering the freshly washed sheet she'd hung out to dry minutes earlier. Despite the sweltering heat, he'd put down the window. Was it because he wanted her to see him as he eased by?

About the book (Goodreads):

When Leah Miller's entire Amish family was murdered ten years ago, the person believed responsible took his own life. Since then, Leah left the Amish and joined the police force. Now, after another Amish woman is found murdered with the same MO, it becomes clear that the wrong man may have been blamed for her family's deaths.

As Leah and the new police chief, Dalton Cooper, work long hours struggling to fit the pieces together in order to catch the killer, they can't help but grow closer. When secrets from both of their pasts begin to surface, an unexpected connection between them is revealed. But this is only the beginning. Could it be that the former police chief framed an innocent man to keep the biggest secret of all buried? And what will it mean for Leah--and Dalton--when the full truth comes to light?

USA Today bestselling author Mary Alford keeps you guessing as two determined souls plumb the dark depths of the past in order to forge a brighter future--together.

Your turn! Grab the current book you are reading and post the first line (or your link) in the comments! Then, click on the icons below and join the fun there too!

 

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    1. Sarita, I am finding it hard to put down!

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  2. Looking forward to this one. I'll be starting it in a few day. I have it to review from Revell. Enjoy your relaxing weekend.

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    1. Deanne, that is who I am reviewing it for as well. I am loving it!

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  3. That's a great beginning! I'm already hooked. Hope you have a great weekend.

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  4. This sure looks good. I like quiet holiday weekends. I

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  5. Hello!
    I'm just starting Where the Road Bends by Rachel Fordham. So far, I'm loving it!
    "A firm peck to his nose startled him from his rest. His eyes flew open. A rooster, red and large, hovered above him."
    Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of relaxing reading time!

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    1. Nicole, I won that one and received it this past week, I look forward to digging into it eventually as well :)

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  6. Hope you love this one. Enjoy your quiet holiday weekend!

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  7. I read Mary’s book! Great stuff!

    My first line comes fro Hope Beyond the Waves by Heidi Chiavaroli.
    Osterville, Massachusetts April, 1993

    I stand rigid, arms pinned to m6 sides as my mother wraps me in a loose hug in Gram’s foyer.

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    1. Paula, yes, I am enjoying it! I have not read Heidi's book, hope you are enjoying it! Have a great weekend!

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  8. This sounds like a really good book.

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  9. This sounds so good! I've been seeing great things about it. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend, Cindy! :)

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