First Line Friday – The Edge of Belonging

Posted October 29, 2021 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 4 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox. Not only did it win the Christy Award for First Novel last night, but it also won Book of the Year! It was such an amazing story and if you haven’t had the chance to read it yet I highly recommend it!


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About the Book:

When Ivy Rose returns to her hometown to oversee an estate sale, she soon discovers that her grandmother left behind more than trinkets and photo frames–she provided a path to the truth behind Ivy’s adoption. Shocked, Ivy seeks clues to her past, but a key piece to the mystery is missing.

Twenty-four years earlier, Harvey James finds an abandoned newborn who gives him a sense of human connection for the first time in his life. His desire to care for the baby runs up against the stark fact that he is homeless. When he becomes entwined with two people seeking to help him find his way, Harvey knows he must keep the baby a secret or risk losing the only person he’s ever loved.

In this dual-time story from debut novelist Amanda Cox, the truth–both the search for it and the desire to keep it from others–takes center stage as Ivy and Harvey grapple with love, loss, and letting go.

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4 responses to “First Line Friday – The Edge of Belonging

  1. Kay Garrett

    Puget Sound
    For a few hours every Saturday morning, Erin Larson could forget that evil existed.
    DEADLY TARGET by Elizabeth Goddard
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Paula Shreckhise

    That book by Amanda was very good! Worthy of the award!

    My first line comes from Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep.
    London, 1815
    There was something glorious about the first day of June.

  3. I’m currently reading Lost in Darkness by Michelle Griep. It is AMAZING! I’m just getting into chapter 19, so I’ll share a line or two from there: “As if riding unchaperoned in a dark carriage with a man weren’t improper enough, now this. A lone woman dining amongst a room full of suits.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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