First Lines Friday: April 03, 2020

First Lines Fridays (#FirstLinesFriday) is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • -Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!


Happy Friday!
I hope you all had a good week and are all staying at home and staying safe.
What are your bookish plans for this weekend?
Another episode of “First Lines Friday” is here so let’s see what’s in store

My “First Lines” pick for this week is…
“It was on a cold January night, when the unthinkable, unpardonable happened”.


And the book is…




the atonement child

This is remains one of my top 5 books by the author and it is always such a good read. I have been a Francine Rivers fan for close to maybe 20 years now and it still gets better. As a Christian, reading Christian fiction is a giving for me especially by an author who always writes very raw and relatable stories that always show the undying love the Almighty God has for us his children. I loved the first line in this book. Will you read it based on the first line? Let me know your thoughts.


Dynah Carey knew where her life was headed. Engaged to a wonderful man, the daughter of doting parents, a faithful child of God–she has it all. Then the unthinkable happens: Dynah’s perfect life is irrevocably changed by a rape that results in an unwanted pregnancy. Her family is torn apart and her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life: to embrace or to end the life within her. This is ultimately a tale of three women, as Dynah’s plight forces both her mother and her grandmother to confront the choices they made. Written with balance and compassion, The Atonement Child brings a new perspective to a widely debated topic.

The Author:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America’s coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).


Published: June 1st, 2012

Pages: 396


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