First Line Friday #104

Posted March 13, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 11 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

The Healer's Touch: Tikva's Story


A mischievous gust of wind whipped Tikvah’s white headscarf from its mooring.

I haven’t read this one yet, but it’s high on my TBR once I get room in my review schedule. I have a signed copy of it sitting on my end table next to me impatiently giving me the stare-down to pick it up. Connilyn Cossette’s writing is amazing so I can’t wait to dig into it 🙂

About the Book:

When Jewish sailor’s wife Tikva received word, more than a decade ago, of a family tragedy, the shock of the news sent her into premature labor, and she delivered a stillborn son. From that time until this, despite chasing after a multitude of healers’ promises and spending all she had on torturous treatments, she hasn’t been able to stop the resulting hemorrhaging. The doctor she saw today, like all the others, had given her lofty promises of a cure but turned out to be yet another charlatan. Defeated, Tikva returns home to her aged mother-in-law, who has heard tell of a miracle-working Rabbi visiting their province. Does Tikva dare hold out one last hope for healing?

About the Author:Connilyn Cossette

Connilyn Cossette is the Carol Award Winning and ECPA Bestselling author of the Out from Egypt Series and the Cities of Refuge Series from Bethany House Publishers. When shes not engulfed in the happy chaos of homeschooling two teenagers, devouring books whole, or avoiding housework, she can be found digging into the rich ancient world of the Bible. She delights in discovering new gems of grace that point to Jesus and weaving them into an immersive fiction experience. Connect with her at

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11 responses to “First Line Friday #104

  1. Kay Garrett

    Shot glasses were raised, a toast was made, and a buck-naked man galloped by on a stick horse.
    SHATTERED JUSTICE by Susan Furlong
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from The Outlaw’s Daughter by Margaret Brownley today. Here is the first line of chapter 16:

    “The house was small and sparsely furnished but had a warm, homey feeling that filled Matt with an unfamiliar longing.”

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Woman of Sunlight by Mary Connealy.
    November 1873 Hope Mountain, Near Bucksnort, near Grizzly Peak, Colorado

    “You look awful.” Mitch Warden poured himself a cup of coffee and studied Ilsa Nordegren’s face as she stepped into the kitchen.

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