First Line Friday (week 189): Land of Silence

Posted April 10, 2020 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, historical, Tessa Afshar / 15 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, 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. And since it’s Good Friday today, I’m featuring the first line of one of my favorite Biblical fiction novels to feature a character redeemed by Jesus – Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar!


and the first line of Land of Silence is…

When I think of the ruin my life has become, the slow wrecking of my dreams, the destruction of every love, I always return to the bee.


2017 INSPY Award winner, general fiction category
Before Christ called her daughter . . .

Before she stole healing by touching the hem of his garment . . .

Elianna is a young girl crushed by guilt. After her only brother is killed while in her care, Elianna tries to earn forgiveness by working for her father’s textile trade and caring for her family. When another tragedy places Elianna in sole charge of the business, her talent for design brings enormous success, but never the absolution she longs for. As her world unravels, she breaks off her betrothal to the only man she will ever love. Then illness strikes, isolating Elianna from everyone, stripping everything she has left.

No physician can cure her. No end is in sight. Until she hears whispers of a man whose mere touch can heal. After so many years of suffering and disappointment, is it possible that one man could redeem the wounds of body . . . and soul?

amazon affiliate link used

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

If you’re a blogger or just a social media-er, we’d love for you to join us too!

Catch up on other First Line Friday posts & find some new books for your TBR!

Tags: , , ,

15 responses to “First Line Friday (week 189): Land of Silence

  1. Kay Garrett

    If Lucy Maxwell had learned on thing, it was that when life appears to be going smoothly, it was time to listen closely for the other boot to drop.
    CLAIMING HER COWBOY by Tina Radcliffe

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My book this week is THE HOUSE AT THE END OF THE MOOR by Michelle Griep.
    March 1861 Dartmoor Prison, Devon, England

    Death prowled the cell block like a dark animal seeking prey— especially the weakest.

  3. Happy Good Friday! The bee? What an interesting first line. Haha! On my blog, I’m featuring The Shotgun Proposal by Barbara Goss. Here, I will share the first line of my current read, The Trouble with Patience by Maggie Brendan. Trying to beat the rain, Patience Cavanaugh hurried up the single main street of raw Nevada City. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

  4. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Color of Love” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Charles Beaumont Allerton Junior tugged at the hem of his button-up shirt, hoping to work out some of the wrinkles that his rapid – and poor – packing job had created.”

  5. Happy Friday!
    Today I’m sharing from chapter 27 in The Happy Camper by Melody Carlson.
    “Still needing to get groceries for tonight’s dinner with Jordan, Dillon was tempted to skip the Silver Slipper altogether.”
    Hope you have a great Easter weekend. 🙂❤📖

  6. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch but I’m currently reding The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner so I’ll share the first line from chapter 11 here: “Since our Sunday lunch had been so rudely interrupted by, you know…reality, Ben and I decided our first date called for a do-over.” Happy reading!

  7. Gloria A

    “Help, Cinnamon!” I shouted. “I can’t stop.”
    Shredding the Evidence by Daryl Wood Gerber
    Happy Easter!

Leave a Reply