Friday, December 9, 2016

First Line Friday

About the book:

“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”


It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.


At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.


Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.



First line:

February, Present Day

The sound of the fan coming on brought me out of a heavy sleep.

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20 comments:

Becky said...

I have not heard of this author. My first line is: "Wounded soldiers returned from war as heroes. Wounded nurses returned as old maids." From The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham.

Andi said...

This is her debut novel. I loved The Thorn Healer!

Bookworm Mama said...

"Jane Fairmont Bell sat alone in the keeper's lodge she had once shared with her husband." - The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen

englishmysteriesblog said...

"Once upon a time--specifically, last December--author Maren Grant had what she thought might be the most perfect night of her life." One Enchanted Christmas by Melissa Tagg

Andi said...

Is that her new one?

Andi said...

I have that on my kindle to read. Like it!

Sydney Anderson said...

I almost stepped on it.
~Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewald

MeezCarrie said...

this one is on my list to read for next week - i've been curious about it for a while now!

Andi said...

It's different, but good! She's a missionary kid writing about being a missionary.

Andi said...

Good one!

Caryl Kane said...

Sara Jane Morgan gasped for breath scanning the crowded pathways. Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton

Janet W. Ferguson said...

Reagan McAdams had been gone more than a decade when Rachel resurrected her.

I'm reading my editor Robin Patchen's new book, Convenient Lies.
She's a great writer and editor!

Andi said...

I'm not familiar with her.
I mailed your book today.

Andi said...

How fun! Sounds good!

Sarah @ All The Book Blog Names Are Taken said...

My book this week is Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me and the first line from Chapter 24 'Now What?' is:

"The degree to which David has deviated from L. Ron Hubbard's management directives since he took power in the 1980s has had several consequences that I don't think he ever predicted."

Happy Friday!

Andi said...

That's a mouthful of a book! My hat is off to you, I can't read non-fiction. It bores me!

Beth Erin said...

Sorry I'm late! Got this lovely in the mail yesterday!

She was too softhearted to be an oil tycoon.
Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade

Andi said...

Love that book!!

Janet W. Ferguson said...

She would die today one way or another~ Giver of Wonders
I very much enjoyed this Christmas novel!

Bookworm Mama said...

There is a distinct difference between a heroine with a promised happy ending and a prodigal who must design her own. Pepper Basham - The Thorn Keeper

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