First Line Friday #3

Posted April 6, 2018 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 23 Comments

Happy Friday! It’s that time of the week again! This week’s book featured is:

A Sparrow in Terezin
By: Kristy Cambron

a sparrow in terezin

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My First Line:

The last thing a bride needs to fret over on her wedding day is whether the ceremony will take place.

I haven’t read this book yet but I just purchased it two weeks ago (plus I need to read book 1 The Butterfly and the Violin first), but I can’t wait to read it! I was introduced to Kristy Cambron this year with her book The Lost Castle and after reading that I’m excited to read more of her work! 🙂

About the Book:
Bound together across time, two women will discover a powerful connection through one survivor’s story of hope in the darkest days of a war-torn world.

Present Day: With the grand opening of her new art gallery and a fairy tale wedding just around the corner, Sera James feels like she’s stumbled into a charmed life until a brutal legal battle against fiance William Hanover threatens to destroy their future before it even begins.

Now, after an eleventh-hour wedding ceremony and a callous arrest, William faces a decade in prison for a crime he never committed, and Sera must battle the scathing accusations that threaten her family and any hope for a future with the man she loves.

1942: Kaja Makovsky narrowly escaped Nazi-occupied Prague in 1939 and was forced to leave behind her half-Jewish family. Now a reporter for The Daily Telegraph in England, Kaja discovers the terror has followed her across the Channel in the shadowy form of the London Blitz. When she learns Jews are being exterminated by the thousands on the continent, she has no choice but to return to her mother city, risking her life to smuggle her family to freedom and peace.

Connecting across a century through one little girl, a Holocaust survivor with a foot in each world, these two women will discover a kinship that springs even in the darkest of times. In this tale of hope and survival, Sera and Kaja must cling to the faith that sustains them and fight to protect all they hold dear even if it means placing their own futures on the line.

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.


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23 responses to “First Line Friday #3

  1. I love Kristy Cambron’s books – and this one definitely has a great first line. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

    I’m sharing the first line from Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller on my blog today—a wonderful Christian Regency romance.

    But today I’m sharing the first line of the book I’m currently reading – an advance copy of Falling for You by Becky Wade. It doesn’t release until 1 May, but I loved True to You and I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so here are the opening lines:

    “I discovered a secret.”
    Corbin Stewart looked sharply at twelve-year-old Charlotte Dixon. “What kind of a secret?”

  2. Ellie

    I have yet to read a Christy Cambron book. I’ve heard really good things about her books though! I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I loved this one!

    The book I’m featuring on my blog today is ‘Shadows of Hope’ by Georgiana Daniels, but I’m going to share the first line of my current read here: The Man He Never Was by James L. Rubart:

    “Toren Daniels rolled over in bed and light pierced his closed eyelids, which meant five a.m. had come and gone.”

  4. carylkane

    Kristy Cambron is one a must read author! Love her stories.

    MAY 1659

    The babe’s crying would rip her heart to shreds if she had to listen to it one more minute. – The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading!

  5. nashpredsfan27

    Kristy Cambron’s books are wonderful! Enjoy.

    I’m currently reading the First Love Forever Collection, so I’ll share the first line from the current novella I’m in, Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik:

    Travis McCaffrey stared at the front door of the mansion before him.

  6. You’ll love both of those books. Happy reading! Here’s the first line from Sarah E. Ladd’s upcoming novel. “Alarm’s menacing sting pricked Kate Dearborn’s consciousness and hurried her steps.” — The Weaver’s Daughter

  7. I haven’t read anything by this author, but definitely sounds interesting. The book I’m highlighting on my blog is The Mistress of Rosemere by Sarah Ladd. I will share here the first line of Chapter 11, which I’m currently reading. “A flurry of activity swirled in the recovering Rosemere.” Wishing you a blessed weekend.

  8. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Joel C. Rosenberg’s book The Kremlin Conspiracy:

    “Louisa Sherbatov had just turned six, but she would never turn seven.”

  9. I love, love, love this book. Anything by Kristy Cambron will be amazing!

    Happy Friday, Becca!

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Rachael Anderson’s newest Regency novel, My Sister’s Intended. It’s an excellent book I highly recommend. Here I will share the first three lines from the novel I’m currently reading, Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal.

    “It was a prison like none other. With boarded windows and a tall fence, I’d almost forgotten what it looked like outside. The bars that caged me in were strong, but not as strong as the bars I’d put up around my heart.”

  10. Happy Friday!

    My FLF comes from a book im starting soon, Honeysuckle Dreams by Denise Hunter……

    Playing house was just a little too easy for Hope Daniels. Her special chicken casserole waited in the oven, covered with foil; butter beans were simmering on the stovetop; and the yeasty smell of baked rolls hung in the air.

    Have a great weekend!😀

  11. Fabulous first line – what a hook!

    My first lines come from J Kenner’s Justify Me.

    “I should never have let him get close, this man who swept into my life like living flame, beautifully wild and dangerously enticing.”

    If you stop by my blog, I am featuring lines from Susan Stoker’s Rescuing Sadie.

  12. Paula Shreckhise

    I’m going to show the first line of The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo:
    Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but the fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.

  13. Great first line! Eventually I need to read this 😀
    I’m sharing from The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim on my blog today, but since my current read is a crochet book, I’ll share from a recent read. Here is the first line from the prologue of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials:

    “Summer 1979
    Oxford, Mississippi

    “Four!” Bitsy cheers, twisting the lid to her firefly jar.”

    Happy Friday!

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