First Line Friday (week 208): Louisa

Posted August 28, 2020 by meezcarrie in Beth Troy, Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays / 11 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. Today, I’m featuring the first line of Louisa by Beth Troy, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…

At least the trees were cooperating with my plan.


And check out the first line of book 1, Lu – which is one of my fave first lines ever!

What happens after salvation – when you’ve changed, but others don’t see it? Author Beth Troy addresses this question from the first page, which finds Lu Sokolowski – the engaging and relatable heroine from Troy’s redemptive debut novel, Lu – back in her hometown with her expectations of a new life, dashed.

Lu has returned to Dunlap’s Creek with a hope to stay, but she struggles to right the wrongs she’d left behind, build a career outside of writing, and move on from the man who has moved on from her.

Louisa is a modern faith story of life after salvation that openly explores:

  • The disconnect between who we are and how others perceive us
  • The struggle in speaking up for our beliefs
  • The question of when to let go and when to fight
  • The journey in claiming a new identity

In turns captivating and pointed, Louisa is a novel of a woman coming into the fullness of life God has for her. It’s for women who have experienced this for themselves and for women who doubt whether such a life exists. It’s for women who understand that a life of faith isn’t without struggle or mistakes. Louisa is about restoration – in its grit and glory.

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11 responses to “First Line Friday (week 208): Louisa

  1. Gloria A

    My first line is from Until I Met You by Tari Faris.
    Today was a new start, and this time running back home wasn’t an option.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Saturday Afternoon, Miranda’s Farmhouse
    Miranda Trent felt the color drain from her face as she stared at the blood on her kitchen floor.
    STILL KNIFE PAINTING by Cheryl Hollon

  3. Perrianne Askew

    Life was not unlike the wisp of fog that curled around the base of a grave marker, softly caressing the marble before dissolving into the violet shadows of the night.

    The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright

    • I’m currently reading Tomorrow’s Shining Dream by Naomi Rawlings.
      “Daniel shifted in his saddle, causing a drop of sweat to roll down his back.”
      I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂❤📚

  4. Becky Smith

    Happy Friday! My first (2) line(s) is from “Hope for Christmas” by Dr. Elizabeth Maddrey:

    “Cyan Hewitt stared out at the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The pebbly beach on Whidbey Island wasn’t comfortable for sitting, so he’d found himself doing a lot of standing on mornings when the sea called to him.”

  5. Mine is from Alexis by Dianne Harman…….

    Alexis sat back in her chair and stared at Bob and Nina, not believing what she’s just heard. After several moments she cleared her throat and said in a voice that was clearly fighting back tears “You’re giving me weight loss surgery for my annual bonus? Seriously?” she asked.

    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading!📚💜

  6. I just started reading Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick: “Her dreams of late had been of books with maps of unknown places.”

    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Edge of Belonging a debut book by Amanda Cox.
    September 8, 1994
    People considered him homeless because he didn’t have an address of his own, but Harvey James would’ve been homeless even if he owned the turreted mansion off State Route 460.

  8. Diana Hardt

    This is from A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber. Laurel McCullough arrived home to find two police cruisers parked in the driveway with their lights flashing. If that wasn’t enough to get her heart racing, it was seeing her grandmother on the front porch, clearly distressed, wringing her hands and looking around anxiously.

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