Happy Good 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. In honor of Good Friday & Easter Sunday, today I’m featuring the first line of an Easter novel that I read and loved in upper elementary school – Vinegar Boy by Alberta Hawse.
Something about this story just captivated me as a child, and I was excited to discover it again after a roundabout Google search… because I remembered everything BUT the title haha. It’s (obviously) been repackaged since I read it in the mid 1980s and I’m glad that modern audiences can read it too!
and the first line is…
Light began to flow from the jug of the morning.
Abandoned by his parents and shunned from society, Vinegar Boy is certain he’ll be adoped once Jesus removes the ugly birthmark that scars his cheek. But when he carries the drugged vinegar wine to a crucifixion, he finds himself face to face with the only One who can heal his face. Is there still time for a miracle?
A gripping story of a boy’s dramatic encounter with Christ on the cross, this book is a classic work of fiction that has inspired thousands of Christians for decades. Newly repackaged classic is sure to be a hit with all kids and adults too.
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oh no! i’m sorry
Oh wow…. I haven’t thought about this book in probably 25 years or more… I do remember how much I loved it when I was kid…
i’m so delighted to find someone else who read it!
What a lovely book to share for Good Friday! Now I need to go and take a closer look as well.
Have a blessed Easter Weekend!
I have never heard of this one! Thanks for sharing. Have a great Good Friday!
I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend, Cindy!
I haven’t heard of this book. Thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed Resurrection Day!
you too, Lucy!
There’s a point to every long winter when it seems spring will never come.
COURAGE IN THE STORM by Laurel Blount
looking forward to reading that one soon!
Wow, that sounds like an absolute winner. In fact, I vaguely think I read it long ago but will make sure I do again. Thanks for sharing! And have a most blessed Resurrection Day!
doing this post made me want to read it again as well 🙂
I read Vinegar Boy years ago and found it to be very moving. I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
lovely to find someone else who has read it!
I’m currently reading “Fairest of Heart” by Karen Witemeyer. It’s so fun. 😀
“‘Let go of that rope, you mangy mutt!’ Jeb’s cantankerous tone carried across the yard to where Penelope was taking clean sheets down from the line. ‘It ain’t a toy.'”
I hope you have a great weekend!
i am so excited for this new series from her!
My book this week is The Vanishing at Castle Moreau by Jaime Jo Wright
Chapter One Daisy Francois April 1870
The castle cast its hypnotic pull over any passerby who happened along to find it, tucked derp in the woods in a place where no one would build a castle, let alone live in one.
ahhhhhhhhhh one of my fave reads for 2023!