First Line Friday (week 128): By the Waters of Babylon

Posted October 26, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Mesu Andrews, romance / 9 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.


I’m continuing my #CFRR2019 FLF series, spotlighting books from the authors who will be joining us for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat in April 2019!

The book I’m featuring today is By The Waters of Babylon by Mesu Andrews, one of our CFRR2019 authors!

And the first line of Chapter 1 is …

The strings of my harp felt like rods of iron in the cold mix of sleet and rain, while I played David’s Shepherd Song in Jerusalem’s empty streets.

This is one of my fave reads so far this year! You can check out my review HERE


If you’d like to join us April 5-6, 2019 in Rockville, MD for the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, click the graphic below for registration info! We only have a few spots left so grab your ticket today!


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

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (week 128): By the Waters of Babylon

  1. Kay Garrett

    “Promise me,” Annie whispered.
    “I promise.” Zedekiah nodded with tears in his eyes.
    THE SOMETIMES SISTERS by Carolyn Brown

  2. Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham……

    PHD WAS NOT SUPPOSED to smell like this. Adelina Roseland dropped a box of research articles onto the floor and stifled a deep breath as the strong aroma of naturally fertilized farmland wafted in from the open window.

    Have an awesome weekend and happy reading!!???

  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first lines from All Things New by June Foster. I’m at the 25% mark, so I’ll just share a couple lines from there:

    “Though Jett wanted to see how the labor progressed, the medical conditions had change. Jillian had to bring the baby into the world now.”

    Kind of intense! ?

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with excellent reading time.

  4. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette but I’m currently reading Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin so I’ll share the first line from the current chapter (8) that I’m on: “Upstanding citizens of the community did not lead double lives.” It’s not an easy book to put down! Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time!

  5. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from A Season of Grace by Lauraine Snelling on my blog. Here’s the first line from a book I treated myself to this week, His Promise by Shelley Shepard Gray:

    “It’s snowing again,” Grace King said to Snooze. “If it keeps up, we’re gonna have a white Christmas. Won’t that be something?”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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