First Line Friday #92

Posted December 20, 2019 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 9 Comments

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Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

A Cross to Kill (Shepherd Suspense #1)

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Millions of people would witness the murder of Christine Lewis, and not one of them could do anything to stop it.

Allow me to start off by saying that bookish friends are the best friends <3 The Fiction Readers Summit page has recently started announcing which authors will be present for the 2020 retreat and Andrew Huff was one of the names announced. When I mentioned that he was a new-to-me author, one of my bookish buddies mailed me a copy of one of his books 🙂 Can’t wait to dig in!

About the Book:

A gripping debut thriller pits a man of God against terrorists–and his own deadly past

John Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow God’s calling. He’s not the sort of man one would expect to have a checkered past.

But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep was once a wolf–an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow Christ, he put that work behind him, determined to do penance for all the lives he took. He vowed never to kill again.

Now someone wants the peaceful pastor to pay for his sins with his own life. And when a terrorist out for revenge walks into the church, John’s secrets are laid bare. Confronted with his past, he must face his demons and discover whether a man can truly change. Can he keep his vow–even when the people he loves are in mortal danger? Will his congregation and the brave woman he’s learning to care for be caught in the cross fire? In the end, John’s life may be the only sacrifice he has left to offer. . .

About the Author:Andrew  Huff

I spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media company ( I am a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014 & 2017) and also won the Best Screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA. My debut novel, A Cross to Kill, was released on October 14th by Kregel Publications.

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9 responses to “First Line Friday #92

  1. Kay Garrett

    “It will take a bit of effort…a bit of sweat and perhaps…a bit of blood”
    From the 1922 movie, Nosferatu
    January 4, 1926, 1:15 p.m.
    It was another glorious day in Los Angeles. Sparkling like actress Theda Bara’s bejeweled robe in the 1917 movie, Cleopatra, the Hollywood hills behind the man and his rifle glistened in the midday sun as each ray glances off the small, jagged rocks.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Today, I’m sharing from Love You, Truly by Susan L. Tuttle: It’s such a good book!!! Currently, I’m just starting Isaiah’s Legacy by Mesu Andrews, so I’ll post a line from there:

    “I hated weeding the garden alone, but I’d rather Abba copy his scrolls inside than bear our neighbor’s cutting remarks.”

    Hope you have a great weekend and a blessed Christmas! 😊❤📖

  3. Iola

    What an intriguing first line!

    I’m sharing the first line from Breaking Point by Marji Laine on my blog today, but I’m currently reading Home for Christmas by Candee Fick. Here’s the first line:

    On a Monday afternoon in mid-October, Tyler Sherwood found himself pacing backstage at the Showstopper Theater inside the Golden Palace Casino in Las Vegas.

    I love Candee Fick’s romances and am looking forward to reading this one.

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from Seconds to Live by Susan Sleeman:
    One Mistake. That was all it took to put Dustee’s life on the line-death right on her heels.

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