First Line Friday (week 285): If You Light My Way

Posted April 14, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, Jerusha Agen, romance / 6 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 If You Light My Way, the new contemporary romance by Jerusha Agen!

and the first line is…

A girl’s scream stopped Oriana Sanders mid-sentence.


Can she light up his life when hers goes dark?

Oriana Sanders shouldn’t be drawn to Nicanor Pessoa. The handsome, brooding tango dancer couldn’t ever be interested in an elementary school teacher. He reminds her of her inner-city students—troubled but full of potential, if only she can point him to the joy of the Lord.

Nicanor has known many beautiful women, but none with the vibrant zest for life that emanates from Oriana. She attracts him like a moth to a flame, making him want to forget the secrets and guilt that have burdened him for years. But how can he forget, when the worst secret of all is the one Oriana won’t be able to forgive?

Their growing feelings for each other seem unstoppable until they face a darkness that threatens to tear them apart. Can God help them forgive the unforgivable and bring them through the shadows into the light?

(A note to readers: If You Light My Way was previously published as This Shadow.)

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6 responses to “First Line Friday (week 285): If You Light My Way

  1. Debra Pruss

    High Risk Rescue by Elizabeth Goddard-Hannah Kahn had the strongest sense she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line comes from Shadows in a Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp:
    Darkness had long ago swallowed the greyhound bus moving down the road so slow that it might as wrll have been going backwards.

  3. So exciting to see If You Light My Way featured here! Thanks, Carrie! First line from the book I’m reading right now (To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano) is: “It was quickly becoming evident that she, Miss Gabriella Goodhue, might very well be arrested in the not-too-distant future, and all because she’d convinced herself that sneaking into a high-society costume ball would be a relatively easy feat, given her past life as a street thief.”

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