First Line Friday (week 159): A Worthy Heart

Posted September 6, 2019 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 16 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. Today, I’m featuring A Worthy Heart by Sara Beth Williams!


And the first line is…

A scream escaped Serena Hayes’s throat as she stomped on the brake pedal.

 

Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.

With only a part-time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her. The way he emulates Godly love and compassion draws her close—not just to him, but to the God who can satisfy her longing for love better than any man,

Attraction sizzles between them, but events from their pasts cast shadows of doubt.
When the unthinkable happens, can Serena open her heart to a second chance at love, or is she destined to be alone?

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16 responses to “First Line Friday (week 159): A Worthy Heart

  1. Kay Garrett

    “Get to the shelter! A tornado is heading this way!”
    THE AMISH WEDDING PROMISE by Laura V. Hilton

  2. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “Ford” by Susan May Warren:

    “If Ford didn’t get his head in the game, they were doomed. People were going to die. Probably him.”

  3. Andrea Stephens

    New York City November 1885
    Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into New York high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner. A Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano:
    N.Y. City November 1885
    Any smidgen of hope that her entrance into N.Y. high society would be deemed a rousing success died the moment Miss Poppy Garrison’s tiara became firmly attached to the sleeve of her dance partner.
    Andrea and I are book twins!

  5. Gloria A

    I just finished A Royal Christmas Wish by Lizzie Shane (a Hallmark book) and loved it. I am about to start The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels. The first line;
    Most people only die once.

  6. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Sweet Melody by Heidi McCahan: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/09/05/first-line-friday-100/. I am just starting chapter seven, so I will share the first couple of lines from there.

    “Rhett wiped down the espresso machine one last time then glanced at the large silver clock with chunky black numbers mounted on the white brick wall. His shift had ended a few minutes ago, and the cafe was empty.”

    Happy reading! I hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂💚📚

  7. Happy Friday! The book I shared on my blog today is The Whistle Walk by Stephenia H McGee but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from chapter 9 here: “Charles’s cousin slapped him on the shoulder, sending his mug of ale sloshing over the rim and into his dinner.” Happy Reading! 🙂

  8. A Worthy Heart is high on my TBR list. It looks good!

    The book I shared on my blog today is You Belong With Me by Tari Faris, however the book I’m currently reading is Reunited in the Rockies by Mindy Obenhaus. I’m currently on chapter 12 so I’ll share that first line here. ” Jude could hardly wait to show Kayla the crib designs he’d sketched for her.”

  9. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

    Here’s the first line from the last book to arrive at my house, The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal. “Talia Inger clutched her side, letting her shoulder fall against the alley wall.”

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