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 continuing all things Christmas & featuring the first line of While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping by Susanne Dietze! I love this author’s books, though I’m woefully behind, and this one looks so good! It’s a re-release from a previous novella collection but I managed to miss that one the first go-around so I’m eager to read it for the first time all by itself!
and the first line of While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping is…
The moment the final notes of the closing hymn fell silent, a gust of wind whistled through one of the church’s stained-glass windows and snaked down the Reverend Seth Shepherd’s neck.
This Christmas, Pastor Seth Shepherd has little to offer his flock of congregants in their time of need until Jessalyn Grant, a mysterious newcomer, comes to his aid.
(And here’s what the author said about it on Facebook – It’s the historical-set story of a pastor, his troubled congregation, and a visitor with an heirloom nativity scene that she’ll loan to the church for Christmas Eve. Opposites attract here, in that the hero and heroine, Seth and Jessalyn, are heading in totally different directions! Love isn’t possible…or is it?)
*originally published as part of the Love’s Pure Light collection from Barbour Publishing, 2020.
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