The book I am featuring this week is:
The Road Home
By: Beverly Lewis
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August 29, 1977
“If you’re anything like me, you want to plan ahead.”
I’m so excited that I received my copy of the book in the mail today, so I will be reading it very soon! I love Beverly Lewis’ books! 🙂
About the Book:
Lena Rose Schwartz hadn’t planned to leave her Old Order community in Centerville, Michigan. But then, she could not have foreseen the accident that made her and her siblings orphans. After her parents’ funeral, her younger brothers and sisters are farmed out to various nearby relatives. But when the deacon in charge of the arrangements tells her there aren’t places enough for everyone, she agrees to go live with her father’s second cousin and his family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Beside the fact that Lena has never been more than a few miles from home, she’s never met the family she will now be living with. But worse than that is the thought of being separated from her siblings. How will they manage without her to care for them–especially eight-year-old Chris? And what about Hannes Lehman, the beau she was sure would soon be asking her to marry him? It was true that he was not the man her father would have preferred for her. Maybe that was what the deacon was hinting at when he said “a fresh start might do you good.”
It won’t be forever, she consoles herself. I’ll come back as soon as I can to take care of my family–and to make a home with Hannes. But doing so may prove far more complicated then she ever imagined.
About the Author:
Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher’s Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado.
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.
I’m great at planning ahead, not always so great on the follow-through! 😉
I’m featuring the first line from Susan May Warren’s ‘Storm Front’ on my blog, but right now I’m going to give you the first line from ‘A Worthy Groom’ by Angela K. Couch, which is part of ‘The Backcountry Brides Collection’:
“The first shovelful of dirt struck Samuel’s crude hickory box, but Lorinda Cowden didn’t flinch.”
haha I hear ya! 😉 Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Yeah, I’m definitely a planner too.
I’m currently reading His Surprise Son by Allie Pleiter: “Here comes the bride. For Jean Matrim, the arrival of Matrimony Valley’s first bride was a victory.”
Over on my blog I’m sharing the first line from Mary Connealy’s The Accidental Guardian. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 8 of the same book.
“A scream jerked Trace awake.”
Have a wonderful weekend!
Today I am featuring Joanne Pence ‘s Rebecca Mayfield series, Police procedural. Your book is interesting
Happy Friday! My first line is from Storm Front (Montana Rescue Book #5) by Susan May Warren:
“Ty Remington blamed the homemade orange marmalade cake for why he found himself huddled under an overhang off some faraway path in Glacier National Park, shivering, praying he might live through the night.”
Happy Friday! I just got that book to read and review😀
Today my FLF is from a book I will be reading very soon, An Awakened Heart by Jody Hedlund.
“Stop prostituting yourselves and run to the loving Father who will embrace you with forgiveness.” Reverend Bedell’s voice rose above the sniffles and muffled weeping of the women crowded on trestle benches of Centre Street Chapel.
Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!📚😀
I read that book recently too! Hope you enjoy the series! 🙂
Sometimes planning ahead can be tough. 😀
I’m featuring Pepper Basham’s, “A Twist of Faith” on my blog today. Since I have Lindsay Harrel’s, “The Heart Between Us” in front of me, I’ll share my first line from here.
“Amy says in order to move forward, I have to stop clinging to past.”
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
Thanks you too!
Cute cover! Happy Friday!
On my blog today, I’m featuring “The Substitute Wife” by Dorothy Clark. Here, I will share the first line of Chapter Three in “A Civil Contract” by Georgette Heyer, the book I’m currently reading. “When Adam left Mount Street Lord Oversley suffered some qualms of conscience, fearing that he had raised hopes that he might presently be obliged to dash to earth.” I love this authors writing style. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks you too! 🙂
I guess I am just like them… I like to plan ahead.
I just finished reading Charming the Troublemaker by Pepper Basham, and since I have not started another book yet, I am going to share the first like of the last chapter. “Rainey didn’t know he was awake.”
I haven’t tried any Beverly Lewis yet, but I am still pretty new to Amish fiction. I’m sharing from my current read, No Less Days by Amanda G. Stevens, on my blog today, so here is the first line from an upcoming read, Reclaiming Shilo Snow by Mary Weber:
“The moment Earth’s United World Council officially placed seventeen-year-old Sofi Snow at the top of their Imminent Terrorist Threat list, a siren went off in the circular downtown building, and she became the most wanted teenager alive.”
I can appreciate a character who sees the value in planning ahead 🙂
Today I’m sharing the first line of That’s Amore by Marion Ueckermann on my blog. It’s the first book in the new multi-author Tuscan Legacy series. I’m now reading the third book, Rapsodia (Rhapsody) by Alexa Verde. Here’s the first line:
Marco Carter would rather spend a day in a pit with snakes than an hour on a plane.
Personally, I love flying and hate snakes. What about you?
Not a huge fan of either but definitely prefer flying over snakes! lol
I quite frequently alternate between being a planner and leaving things up to chance. It must be incredibly frustrating for those around me… Happy Reading!
I’m a planner as well . . .too bad my spouse is not!
My first lines come from A.L. Jackson’s Lead Me Home.
“I’d always wondered why people set themselves up for disaster. Why they put their heart on the line when they knew it would only be crushed. Why they led themselves toward the slaughter like a blind, ignorant lamb. Willingly.”
I’m featuring lines from Tess Thompson’s Deleted: Jackson and Maggie on my blog. I’m about half way through and absolutely in love with this story and the characters.