First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Picture of Hope

Posted October 8, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Liz Tolsma, romance / 19 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! Without further ado… 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 A Picture of Hope by Liz Tolsma, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first line is…



A Photojournalist Risks Her Life to Save a Very Special Child 

Full of intrigue, adventure, and romance, this series celebrates the unsung heroes—the heroines of WWII.

Journalist Nellie Wilkerson has spent the bulk of the war in London, photographing mothers standing in milk lines—and she’s bored. She jumps at the chance to go to France, where the Allied forces recently landed. There she enlists Jean-Paul Breslau of the French underground to take her to the frontlines. On the journey, they stumble upon a great tragedy, leaving a girl with special needs being orphaned.

Can Nellie and Jean-Paul see the child to a safe haven while being pursued by the Nazis, who are pressed by the advancing Allies and determined to destroy all they can before they flee?

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19 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): A Picture of Hope

  1. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    This comes from Cold Case Double Cross by Jessica R. Patch:
    Dread burst in Mae Vogel’s gut, mimicking the intensity of the red, white, and blue fireworks exploding over the lake on this Fourth of July night.

  2. Linda Leonard

    “The fresh spring wheat blew like a sea of golden waves outside my bus window”. This is from “West of Alva” by Dave Eagleston,

  3. Kay Garrett

    “Is my kapp straight?”
    “It’s pinned to our head. Probably wouldn’t move if we had a tornado pass through.”
    DEAD SET by Vannetta Chapman

  4. Suzanne Sellner

    “My Dearest Robert, Sometimes I think about how no one understands.”
    Autumn by the Sea by Melissa Tagg

  5. Denise Turner

    “if I could grant you one wish, what would it be”? In All Things – a Nine-week devotional bible study on unshakeable joy by Melissa Kreuger.

  6. Anne

    Wonderful, captivating, profound and meaningful novel set during my favorite era. This historical is a treasure.

  7. Paula Shreckhise

    Recently read this. Such a good new series and I love Liz’s writing.
    My first line is from suspense writer C. C,. Warrens: Firefly Diaries:
    Chapter One
    Dry leaves stirred around Noelle’s feet as she climbed the bowed and weathered steps onto the wraparound porch.

  8. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    Read and love this book. Liz Tolsma is gifted.
    Esther resisted the temptation to rub her throbbing temples as she stood in the living room listening to Rose carry on about her date this evening. A Season of Change by Beth Wiseman

  9. I’m looking forward to reading A Picture of Hope! This weekend, I’m reading And Cowboy Makes Three by Deb Kastner. The first line is: “Angelica May Carmichael had been duped.”

  10. Debra J Pruss

    Zero Visibility by Sharon Dunn “Merci Carson sucked in a fear-filled breath as the car she was a passenger in swerved on the icy country road.’

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