FIRST LINE FRIDAY — The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Happy Friday, friends. What are you reading this week? It’s time to share our first lines!

I got this book for my Mom for her birthday. We both love Beth Moore’s studies and were excited to see she’d written a novel. After she read it, she passed it along for me to read. Can’t wait to start it soon!

Ready for the first line? πŸ™‚


And the first lines are:


Christmas Eve 1921

“Reverend R. J. Brashear dipped the bread into the wine.
He lifted his chin and stared at the stained-glass image of Jesus, the rocking boat, and the daring disciple”.


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Let me know your first line in the comments & then head over to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating!

Happy Friday, my friends!!

16 comments on “FIRST LINE FRIDAY — The Undoing of Saint Silvanus
  1. Heather says:

    What an moving first line…I want to know what happens next in this man’s life. Happy Friday Savanna!

  2. That is an intriguing first line. πŸ™‚

    My first line is from Masquerade by Janette Rallison. This is the second time I’ve read the book and I enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time.

    β€œOpportunity didn’t knock for Slade Jacobson – it rang his cell phone at 10:34 pm while he was putting his daughter to bed for the third time.”

  3. I’ve heard lots of good things about this novel, but I haven’t read it yet. Hope you enjoy it!

    I’m featuring the first line from Pepper Basham’s β€˜Charming the Troublemaker’ on my blog, but I’m going to leave you with the first line of a book I’ll be reviewing tomorrow, β€˜The Bachelor Missions’ by Jes Drew:

    β€œOne bulky figure stands alone in the rain, keeping his head down–his identity obscured by a hat and large raincoat.”

  4. Iola says:

    What a beautiful cover! (Yes, I judge books by their covers.) And the title. And the first line. I’m intrigued.

    I’m sharing from Blue Ridge Sunrise by Denise Hunter on my blog today, and I’m currently reading the Regency Brides collection. Here’s the first line to the second novella in the book, Masquerade Melody by Angela Bell:

    Whoever coined the phrase to “bite one’s tongue” was sorely mistaken in believing that silence inflicted mere physical harm.

  5. Becky says:

    I want to read this so badly! Thanks for sharing!

    I’m featuring The Princess Bride on my blog, but I’m currently reading Meg Mitchell & the Secret of the Journals by Kimberly McNeil so I’ll share that here.

    If I say I go to the White Raven for the food, I’d be lying, and I’m a journalist, which means I don’t lie.

    Happy Friday!

  6. Paula S. says:

    My first line is from Vanishing Point by Lisa Harris:

    Special Agent Garrett Addison snapped a photo of the freshly dug grave located inside the yellow roped-off crime scene

  7. Suzie W says:

    I’ve looked at this book so many times and it’s a Christy Award finalist this year.

    The first line of the book I’m currently reading is:

    England, December 23, 1813
    Holly Gray’s courage faded with every step she took deeper inside the castle conservatory where, according to Grandfather’s stories, a ghost resided.

    Christmas Secrets by Donna Hatch

    Enjoy your weekend

  8. Tima says:

    That’s a great first line.

    My first line is “Sometimes leading also means following. Sometimes being first means you actually arrive second.” Service Tales by Ace Collins

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