First Line Friday – The Weight of Air

Posted January 27, 2023 by thebeccafiles in First Line Friday / 8 Comments


Happy Friday!

The book I’m featuring this week is The Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy


Even though it’s a few days early I just received my copy of this one in the mail and I can’t wait to dig into it soon!

First Line Friday – The Weight of AirThe Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy
Published by Bethany House on February 7, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Christian / Historical, Fiction / Christian / Romance / Historical, Fiction / Historical / General
Pages: 400

Two women--bound by blood, torn apart by circumstance--find together that true strength comes in many forms.

In 1911, Mabel MacGinnis is Europe's strongest woman and has performed beside her father in the Manzo Brothers Circus her entire life. When he dies unexpectedly, she loses everything she's ever known and sets off in the company of acrobat Jake Cunningham in hope of finding the mother she thought was dead.

Isabella Moreau, America's most feted aerialist, has given everything to the circus. But age and injury now threaten her security, and Isabella, stalked by old fears, makes a choice that risks everything. Then her daughter Mabel appears alongside the man who never wanted to see Isabella again, and she is forced to face the truth of where, and in what, she derives her worth.

As Mabel and Isabella's lives become entangled beneath the glittering lights and flying trapeze of Madison Square Garden, their resiliency and resolve are tested as they learn the truth of what it means to be strong.

"Kimberly Duffy not only delivers a beautiful escape, but she also adds layers of emotional depth to build a captivating story readers will love."--JULIE CANTRELL, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Perennials

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8 responses to “First Line Friday – The Weight of Air

  1. Kay Garrett

    Southeast Alaska
    I never should have come. What was he doing here? What had he been thinking? I’M AN IDIOT!
    COLD LIGHT OF DAY by Elizabeth Goddard
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Kim Rosso

    Rachel Westing pulled into the parking lot of Beach Cities Church. Reinventing Rachel by Alison Strobel

  3. Paula Shreckhise

    Almost finished with Weight if Air! Fascinating
    Always a favorite author, my first line comes from Roseanna White’s latest:
    Yesterday’s Tides
    May 11, 1942 Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
    The first light of sunrise turned the water of Pamlico Sound to gold, the clouds to rose, and the dark to morning, promising Evie Farrow that today would be just like yesterday.

  4. Happy Friday, Becca! I’ve been praying for you. I hope you’re feeling a little better today!!!

    I’m currently reading “I’m Not Charlotte Lucas” by Kasey Stockton. It’s super cute!
    “I let myself into Vera’s room, and my heart constricted.”
    I hope you have a good weekend! 😀❤️📚

  5. I just finished this book and it was so good! I’m currently reading Heroes in the Crossfire novella collection and the novella “Dawn’s Hidden Threat” by Elizabeth Goddard. The first line is: Angie Greenwood stared into the killer’s eyes.” Have a great weekend!

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