First Line Friday

Friday, January 19, 2018

The holidays are over and this is my first First Line Friday for 2018. I'm not sure how often I'll participate in first line Friday this year, I'm hoping at least twice a month. I'm looking into going back to college to become an editor, and I have no idea how much free time I'll have between school, reviewing, and day to day life.

Today's book is As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner that is scheduled to release on February 6, 2018.

About the book:

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn through loss and love.
In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. Into this bustling town, came Pauline Bright and her husband, filled with hope that they could now give their three daughters--Evelyn, Maggie, and Willa--a chance at a better life.
But just months after they arrive, the Spanish Flu reaches the shores of America. As the pandemic claims more than twelve thousand victims in their adopted city, they find their lives left with a world that looks nothing like the one they knew. But even as they lose loved ones, they take in a baby orphaned by the disease who becomes their single source of hope. Amidst the tragedy and challenges, they learn what they cannot live without--and what they are willing to do about it.
As Bright as Heaven is the compelling story of a mother and her daughters who find themselves in a harsh world not of their making, which will either crush their resolve to survive or purify it.

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First Line:

January 1918


Morning light shimmers on the apricot horizon as I stand at the place where my baby boy rests.

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