First Line Friday

First Line Friday | Week 44 | A Time to Part by Ama Pomaa

It’s First Line Friday! That means it’s time to pick up the nearest book and quote the first line.

Today I’m sharing from a book I edited: A Time to Part by Ama Pomaa. Ama lives in Accra, Ghana, with her three sisters, managing an addiction to novels and writing stories that touch on God’s love and societal issues. So if you’re looking for a Christian novel with a totally original setting (Ghana!), then check out A Time to Part.

Here’s the first line:Book quote from A Time to Part by Ama Pomaa: Jasmine woke up wishing she was dead. The nightmares weren't to blame this time.

About A Time to Part:

Raised in an abusive home, Jasmine Morrison carries scars she doesn’t let show. After her father’s death, she leaves home to rebuild her life, away from the memories that keep her awake and the guilt of breaking the only man who ever loved her. When a tragic incident forces her back into the past, she’ll have to decide if letting go is too high a price to pay for everything she wants. But what if it means facing everything and everyone she’s been running from?

When Hagan crosses paths with the ex-love-of-his-life years after she drove a knife through his back, he knows God is up to something. Getting on board proves harder than he ever thought possible. That is until he realizes there’s more to what tore them apart, and that maybe, there is a chance save her this time.

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  1. Wow. That sounds interesting!

    I’m featuring the first line from ‘A Solace of Water’ by Elizabeth Byler Younts this week, but as Ronie Kendig has just released the new and revised edition of Wolfsbane (one of my all-time favourite books!) I’m going to share the first line of that here:

    Blood dripped into his left eye.

    • Oh, your poor TBR pile #SorryNotSorry 🙂

      It’s a long weekend here in New Zealand, so I’m enjoying time away with my husband. Hope you’re having a great weekend as well.

  2. Caryl Kane says:

    May 1, 1815

    We observed the first of May as we always did. – The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen

    Happy Friday! 🙂

  3. Suzie says:

    This sounds like a great book.

    More than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer is on my reading agenda this weekend, so I’ll share the first lines from that: 1879–Fannin County, TX
    “Don’t lose heart, children. We have several strong families lined up in Bonham. I’m sure we’ll find good homes for each of you.”

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  4. Over on my blog I’m featuring the first line from Tara Johnson’s “Engraved on the Heart”. Here I’ll share the first line from chapter 14.
    “Keziah wrapped the cloak around her shoulders and eased her bedroom door open, wincing at the gentle creak that echoed down the dark hallway.”

    Do be sure to drop by my blog page and enter the giveaway!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Beth Erin says:

    That cover! I love it! I just finished reading A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter… “Graham, the Viscount Wharton, heir to the earldom of Grableton, pride of the Cambridge fencing team, coveted party guest, and generally well-liked member of both Brook’s and White’s, was bored.”

    Happy reading!

  6. Becky Smith says:

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Mail-Order Bride Switch by Dorothy Clark:

    “Garret Stevenson kicked the snow off his boots, climbed the steps to the roofed platform of the Union Pacific Railroad station and stopped.”

  7. Yvette says:

    That is intriguing! One of my current reads is A Proposal to Die For, the first Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery by Vivian Conroy:

    ‘Marry me.’ The whispered words reached Lady Alkene Callender’s ears just as she was reaching for the gold lighter on the mantelpiece to relight the cigarette in her ivory holder.

    Have a great weekend, Iola!

  8. Whoa! Powerful first lines. 😮

    On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Tessa Afshar’s upcoming novel, Thief of Corinth, due out in July. Here I will post the first line from the novel I’m about to begin, This Wilderness Journey by Misty Beller.

    November, 1852
    Canadian Rocky Mountains

    “I am the luckiest man alive.”

    Makes you want to read to find out why he’s the luckiest man alive, huh?! Lol! 😊

    • That definitely would make me want to read more … especially as this is fiction, and we all know that means nothing goes as planned! Have a great weekend 🙂

  9. Rebecca says:

    This looks interesting! I’m going to need to check this one out. 😀

    I’m sharing about “No One Ever Asked” by Katie Ganshert on the blog, but I’m currently reading, “The Weaver’s Daughter” by Sarah E. Ladd.

    Alarm’s menacing sting picked Kate Dearborne’s consciousness and hurried her steps.

    Happy reading and have a great weekend!

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