First Line Fridays – Together Forever

Happy Friday!

I may have been purposefully putting off this book…Only because, I LOVE Jody’s books SO.MUCH. That I need to savor them…make them last…I even went back and listened to the first book on audio…I can’t get over how Jody’s books capture my heart, how the characters feel REAL, and how their circumstances speak to me. The way that God is portrayed is so REAL and so TANGIBLE, that often times, I am brought to tears. Jody is without a doubt one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time.

Today’s first line is from…

Together Forever
Jody Hedlund

New York City
June 1858

Marianne Neumann’s fingers were shaking so hard she could barely pry open the first record book.

Who is one of your favorite authors?

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10 thoughts on “First Line Fridays – Together Forever

  1. I’m sharing the first lines of all the short stories from A Thousand Beginnings and Endings on my blog today, but since that’s going to make a long comment I’ll share the first line of the book I’m currently reading instead. This one is from Suzanne Rindell’s “Eagle and Crane”

    “They bump along the country road, rolling though golden hills that are punctuated with granite boulders and dotted with clusters of oak trees that appear blackish green from afar.”

    Have a happy weekend! 😀


  2. I love reading Jody Hedlund stories!! ❤

    Over on my blog I'm sharing the first line from another favorite author. Karen Whitemeyer's More Than Meets the Eye. There is also a giveaway running on the Author Interview post with Karen, so do stop by and enter to win an author autographed print copy!


  3. I love EVERYTHING Jody Hedlund has written. I am loving her Orphan Train series.

    Happy Friday!!!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from As The Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. Here I will share the first line from a short story I’m currently reading. It’s called “A Lady of Scandal” by Heather B. Moore. It’s very good.

    “Hugh couldn’t help but think of his biggest question about Anthony and Lady Bridget. Why had Anthony offered to marry her?”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with good reading time!


  4. Happy Friday!

    I’m featuring lines by S.E. Rose’s upcoming release Chronicles of a Hot Mess on my blog. Hope you can stop by!

    Here, I’m sharing the first line from Overcome by A.K. Evans.

    “This had to be a mistake.”


  5. Happy Friday!
    My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar

    Middletown, Virginia, 1816
    So what do you think, Cap’n?



  6. I LOVE Jody Hedlund’s books!

    It was going to be a fine day. Behold, Here’s Poison by Georgette Heyer

    Happy Friday, Rachel! 🙂


  7. I soooo want to read this. Looks and sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 I just finished Falling for You by Becky Wade. Here’s the opening lines…

    “I discovered a secret.”

    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. “What kind of a secret?”

    Have a great weekend!


  8. LOVED Together Forever! Can’t wait for the next book in the series!
    The book I’m sharing this week is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte but I’ll share here the book I’m currently reading which is Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey: “Luke crouched behind an orange shipping container, dreading to think what it held. Have a great weekend and happy reading!


  9. Happy Friday! My first line is from Light My Fire by Susan May Warren:

    “His knee had turned into a melon, achy and soft, and Tucker Newman’s entire body throbbed, right down to the marrow.”


  10. I just read my first Katie Ganshert books in the past few weeks. She’s definitely on my favorite author list. Although it’s Saturday and I’m late to the party, my first line is from Heidi Chiavaroli’s The Hidden Side: When I was fourteen I hid a pack of Virginia Slims in my dresser.


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