First Line Friday (week 347): Love’s True Calling

Posted June 22, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, First Line Fridays, romance / 15 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 Love’s True Calling by Lori DeJong. This is Lori’s debut novel, and it won awards even before it was published, so it’s definitely on my radar!

and the first line is…

Harper had never felt so … old.

After years of jumping through other people’s hoops to be all they thought she should be, and enduring a tragedy no mother should, self-described “newbie” Christian, Harper Townsend, has finally found her true calling … and her true love. Until it appears that to follow one may mean leaving the other behind.

Adolescent Psychologist, Wyatt McCowan, is beyond delighted to have the-girl-that-got-away back in his life, and his heart. But even as they fall more in love, he realizes that being obedient to God’s calling on each of their lives may pull them apart. She rejected him once in favor of another, which left him hurt and angry. But this time, he can’t fault her for following hard after the God she loves with all her heart, even if it means leaving him once again.

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15 responses to “First Line Friday (week 347): Love’s True Calling

  1. Gloria A

    No matter how wonderful the vacation, there’s nothing better than getting home and sleeping in your own bed.
    And Then There Was You by Nancy Naigle

    • Haha!! No, not at all. She’s 28 and returning to college, so she’s sitting in a classroom full of 18 and 19 -year-olds. She’s also been through a lot in the decade since high school, so she feels a lot older. A bit like a fish out of water. Thanks for commenting!

  2. Kay Garrett

    Abigail Fox glanced over her should as she pushed the shopping card out of the store.

  3. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading Positively, Penelope by Pepper Basham. It’s super cute!
    “I was so delighted to run into your sister this week as you’ve been much on my mind, and I hadn’t any way to contact you.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

    • Haha! I hear ya! I went to a women’s retreat w/my church a few years back, but since I was a last minute addition, I was assigned to a room with three twenty-something young moms. They were delightful and so much fun, but as I was in my late forties, I definitely felt a lot older than my sweet roommates. So I understand a bit of where Harper’s coming from. 🙂 I appreciate you commenting!

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