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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