First Line Friday (week 366): A Path to Forgiveness

Posted November 2, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, fantasy, First Line Fridays, Lisa M. James, romance / 9 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 A Path to Forgiveness by Lisa M. James! I’m really excited that Lisa is one of the participating authors at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous reader event in November. I’m so looking forward to meeting her. Only a couple days left to register!! Will I get to meet you too?


A Path to Forgiveness by Lisa M. James

and the first line is…

My father always told me that I was a woman with great potential.


Reckless. Extravagant. Wasteful. These were all words that could describe Esther. Thirteen years of careless living had left Esther and her young son destitute. When her husband disappears at night, leaving Esther with the full burden of their debt, Esther has no choice but to claim her husband is dead and enslave herself and her child to stay alive. So severely had she broken the relationships in her life, she never expected a man from her childhood to speak on her behalf and carry the weight of her debt. Yet Esther soon realizes that escaping the demons of her past would not be so easy.

Levi had little interest in seeing Esther again. When a promise to her father leaves him honor-bound to take her as his wife, he struggles with the bitterness he holds toward her for allowing her addictions and selfishness to derail her life. Yet, he could not hide the deep desire within him to be a husband and a father, even to a woman he did not love and a child that was not his by blood.

Discover the story of a reckless woman in A Path to Forgiveness.

This Christian Fantasy novel can be read as a stand-alone novel or as part of The Prodigal Woman Series.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday (week 366): A Path to Forgiveness

  1. Gloria A

    The delicious aroma of the Barbecue Pit’s pulled pork wafted over Heather as she zipped around the restaurant delivering sandwiches, hush puppies, and coleslaw.
    Starstruck by Amy Clipston

  2. Kay Garrett

    Trepidation over the coming months clawed Trisha Campbell’s gut as she gripped the smooth metal handle and pushed open the farmhouse door.
    A FAMILY FOR THE ORPHAN by Heidi Main

  3. Carol Wilson

    “ARE YOU COLD, MADAME?” Her hands shook like the tremors from the ship’s bell, clattering against the shreds of wet fabric that hung at her sides, but she didn’t answer his question.

    Dobson, Melanie. The Wings of Poppy Pendleton (p. 1). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.

  4. Happy Friday!
    I’m currently right in the middle of Julia Monroe Begins Again by Rebekah Millet. It’s pretty good!
    “Connor’s pulsing dot had not been in his dorm room all night long. I knew this because I’d been up at all hours monitoring it. He’d been at a new location I’d never tracked him to.”
    The main character, Julia, is a widowed mother of two teens at college. She’s a little overprotective, to say the least.
    I hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading!

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