First Line Friday – The Promised Land

Posted October 30, 2020 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 12 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is:

The Promised Land

Baker Book House | Amazon | Goodreads

I have spent twenty years carefully stitching my family’s life together, so when it suddenly starts to unravel I find myself in a tangled knot of anxiety.

The Promised Land released earlier this month and I can’t wait to read my copy. It looks like it’s going to be an incredible read. Have you read it yet?

About the Book:

With her oldest son taking a gap year in Europe, her aging father losing his sight and his memory, and her husband of twenty years announcing that he’s leaving her, Abbie Bartholomew Jowett is surrounded by overwhelming loss.

Desperate to mend her marriage and herself, she follows her son, Bobby, to walk the famed Camino pilgrimage. During their journey they encounter Rasa, an Iranian woman working in secret helping other refugees, and Caroline, a journalist who is studying pilgrims on the Camino while searching for answers from her broken past.

Each individual has their own reasons for the pilgrimage, but together they learn that the Camino strips you bare and calls you into deep soul-searching that can threaten all your best laid plans.

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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12 responses to “First Line Friday – The Promised Land

  1. nashpredsfan27

    I really enjoyed Elizabeth Musser’s last book (When I Close My Eyes) and look forward to reading this one!! Have a fabulous weekend!

  2. Kay Garrett

    A drop of beige paint landed on Lucie Decker’s arm. PERFECT. Now more paint dotter her and her overalls than remained in the can.
    A RANGER FOR THE TWINS by Tanya Agler
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Becky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “When I’m with You” by Kimberly Rae Jordan:

    “Michael Reed’s text alert chirped, disturbing the light sleep he’d been drifting in and out of since his alarm had gone off earlier.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise

    I just started The Promised Land!

    My first line is from HER SECRET SONG by Mary Connealy:
    “March 1874. Hope Mountain
    Near Bucksnort, Colorado near Grizzly Peak, Colorado
    Wax Misley was living a life that was going to kill him.”

  5. Happy Friday! 😀
    On my blog, I’m sharing from Forgiven Again by Gina Holder. I’m currently reading The Gentleman and the Thief by Sarah M. Even, so I’ll share the first line from there.
    “Hollis Darby learned two things at the knee of his not-so-dear, long-departed, low-life, scoundrel of a father: how to gamble beyond what was advisable and how to be an utter disappointment to his family.”
    I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📚

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