First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Finder of Forgotten Things

Posted January 6, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, First Line Fridays, giveaway, historical, Sarah Loudin Thomas / 14 Comments

Happy Friday & welcome to the First Line Friday link-up! 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 The Finder of Forgotten Things by Sarah Loudin Thomas, currently on tour with JustRead Publicity Tours, LLC (the company I own with my book sisters).

and the first lines are…

Sulley tore a rag into strips and wrapped each coin before tucking it into the bib pocket of his overalls. Wouldn’t do to jingle as he made his way out of Kline after the sun went down.


It’s one thing to say you can find what people need–it’s another to actually do it.

It’s 1932 and Sullivan Harris is on the run. An occasionally successful dowser, he promised the people of Kline, West Virginia, that he would find them water. But when wells turned up dry, he disappeared with their cash just a step or two ahead of Jeremiah Weber, who was elected to run him down.

Postmistress Gainey Floyd is suspicious of Sulley’s abilities when he appears in her town but reconsiders after new wells fill with sweet water. Rather, it’s Sulley who grows uneasy when his success makes folks wonder if he can find more than water–like forgotten items or missing people. He lights out to escape such expectations and runs smack into something worse.

Hundreds of men have found jobs digging the Hawks Nest Tunnel–but what they thought was a blessing is killing them. And no one seems to care. Here, Sulley finds something new–a desire to help. With it, he becomes an unexpected catalyst, bringing Jeremiah and Gainey together to find what even he has forgotten: hope.

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14 responses to “First Line Friday (and a Giveaway!): The Finder of Forgotten Things

  1. Debra J Pruss

    From A Life Set Free by Rena Groot. “This story was started while sitting under a mosquito net in China.”

  2. Mareli @ Elza Reads

    The Finder of Forgotten things does seem like a good read!

    Hope you will have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting First Line Friday!

    Elza Reads

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Never Leave Me by Jody Hedlund:
    I’m dying, and we can’t change that.” Even though Ellen Creighton spoke as softly and gently as possible, she could do nothing to soften the harshness of the truth.

  4. “The summer you chopped off all your hair, I asked your dad what the point of being a novelist was.” THE GIRL WHO COULD BREATHE UNDERWATER by Erin Bartels

  5. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Heart Adrift by Laura Frantz. It is AWESOME!
    I’m just beginning chapter 23, so I will share a line from there.
    “Henri was on the verge of saying nay to the proposed mission, and he sensed that the governor’s council, a body of astute, shrewd men, knew it.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. That was such a great book!
    The book I featured this week is Pomegranate Lane by Donna Anuszczyk but I’m currently reading With Love, Wherever You Are by Dandi Daley Mackall. I’m just starting it so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 where I am currently: “Frank Daley checked the chart at the foot of the old man’s hospital bed.” I hope you have a wonderful reading weekend!

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