First Line Friday (week 112): Portrait of a Sister

Posted June 29, 2018 by meezcarrie in Amish, First Line Fridays, Laura Bradford / 29 Comments


Happy Friday!

And welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.


The book I’m featuring today is Portrait of a Sister by Laura Bradford

And the first line is…

“For the second time in her life, Katie Beiler prayed for God to change His mind, to make His will reflect hers.”


Let me know the first line of the book closest to you & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

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29 responses to “First Line Friday (week 112): Portrait of a Sister

  1. Gloria

    I just finished Portrait of a Sister this week. It is very interesting but emotional. I am reading The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble.

    Two construction workers carried in the orange ladder splatted with dried paint blotches and old drywall mud.

  2. Caryl Kane

    The email from Jay’s wife clearly demonstrated that miracle happens. – Truth Stained Lies by Terri Blackstock

  3. The way she saw it, some families were like well-tended parks, with pretty daffodil borders and big, sprawling trees that offered respite from the summer sun. From Kristin Hannah’s Home Front

  4. Happy Friday!? I have this one to read too Carrie!?

    My FLF comes from a book I will be reading shortly, The Hope Jar by Wanda Brunstetter….

    Tears streamed down Sara Murray’s face as she sat on the living-room floor, going through another box of her mother’s things. Mama had passed away two weeks ago after a short three-month battle with colon cancer.

    Have a great weekend,happy reading, and stay cool!??

  5. I’m pretty sure we can all relate to that!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond’ by Jaime Jo Wright over on my blog, but right now I’m going to share the first line from the book I just started, A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn:

    ‘Land sakes it was hot.’

  6. Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Rachel Fordham’s debut book “The Hope of Azure Springs.” I hope you get the chance to check it out! Here I’ll share the first line from Chapter Five.
    “Em stood on the front porch, quietly looking heavenward. The sun had yet to rise.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Kay Garrett

    “The name is Wainwright,” I said to the conference volunteer seated at the registration table before me. “Brooklyn Wainwright.”

    BURIED IN BOOKS by Kate Carlisle

  8. Patsy Curry

    By Honor Bound
    Forkney, England
    Fall 1164
    He had lost a son he had not known he had-providing the child was his.
    The Raveling by Tamera Leigh.

  9. Patti H

    From Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson

    “The young urchin’s sharp gaze flirted through the crowd as if he knew things he shouldn’t. Scarlet stood next to him, strangers pressed together by the mass gathering for the execution.”

    I love this Pimpernel adventure.

  10. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Hidden Currents by Christy Barritt:

    “At the sound of a footfall behind her, Cady Matthews’s back muscles tightened faster than a mousetrap snapping its prey.”

  11. Oh goodness…I’ve prayed WAY more than two times for God to see things my way and make his will match mine!

    I’m sharing the first line from Falling for the Cowgirl on my blog today, but I’m currently reading The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano. The first line is “Three hours into Saturday night dinner service and she was already running on fumes.”

    I hope you have a good weekend!

  12. I love how the background on the cover is an Amish quilt 🙂

    I’m sharing from Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano on my blog today. But I’m reading Bookishly Ever After by Sarah Monzon, the final novella in the Timeless Love collection I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s ticking all the boxes for me—contemporary romance, first person point of view, a bookish heroine, and a good friend who might become more … Anyway, here’s the first line:

    The hunter had become the hunted. Poetic? Not really.

  13. Happy Friday!
    The book I’m sharing on my blog is Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey but here I’ll share the book I’m currently reading The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham: “‘She dead?’ Em heard a man’s voice from somewhere above her.” Hope you have a great weekend!

  14. Melissa

    Imogen’s Secret (Chroma Book 1) by Fleetwood, B

    POV: Imogen

    “The scream at the back of her throat would not surface.”

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