First line Friday #73

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Happy Friday!

This week the book I’m featuring is:

The Healing Jar (The Prayer Jars #3)

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Tears sprang to Lenore Lapp’s eyes as she stood with the others who had come to witness this special English wedding.

I’ve been following this series from the beginning and I’m very excited to dig into the conclusion which just released earlier this week. If you haven’t read them yet I highly recommend them. They are not standalones though so you will want to make sure you start at the beginning.

About the Book:

What if you have waited to find love only to be rejected when it finally comes?

Lenore Lapp is an Amish schoolteacher in her late twenties still living at home with her parents and grandparents. She thought love had passed her by until she meets Jesse Smucker, a widower with a baby daughter. She quickly falls in love with them both and accepts Jesse’s proposal of marriage, but Jesse breaks off their engagement when he realizes he can’t marry only for convenience.

Resigned to living single, Lenore throws herself into caring for her elders. While working in her grandmother’s garden, she digs up an old jar. Will Lenore find healing for her broken heart and solve long-buried family secrets by reading the note contained inside?

About the Author:Wanda E. Brunstetter

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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16 thoughts on “First line Friday #73

  1. This one sounds fascinating. Love the book description. On my blog, I’m featuring More Than Words Can Say, by Karen Witemeyer. Since it’s also my current read, I will share the first line in Chapter 17, “Let her go.” His growled demand echoed through the alleyway as Zach advanced.

    I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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  2. “It’s quite blustery today,” I murmured as a fine sheen of ice-crusted snow crunched under my feet while a steady wind buffeted us.
    LEFT FUR DEAD by J.M. Griffin
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. I’m sharing the first line from Catherine West’s latest book over on my blog, As the Light Fades. I know we’re not supposed to judge books by the cover, but this has a great cover and I’m itching to get into it.

    Happy reading!

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  4. My first lines are from Fire Storm by Nancy Mehl

    He waits, hidden in the shadows of the tall, stately trees that lined the street. He is the only one who knows that hell has just opened its doors.

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  5. Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Choose Me” by Marion Ueckermann:

    “Today of all days, Julia Delpont needed to forget about the world.”

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