First Line Friday {July 24, 2020} Featuring: A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero

The book I’m featuring today is one of my new favorites. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and learn about the other Librarians of Willow Hollow!

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First Line Friday is a weekly linkup hosted at Hoarding Books. To participate, share the first line of a book of your choice, add the link to the linkup on the host’s page, and check out what others are reading and sharing!     

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The First Line:

Saturday, January 25, 1936

The muffled sound of dishes crashing in the kitchen jerked Lena’s focus away from her book.

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54108651. sy475 About the Book

Title: A Strand of Hope (Librarians of Willow Hollow #1)

Author: Amanda Tero

Genre/Subject: Historical Fiction – 1930s Kentucky Pack Horse Librarians

Synopsis: Lena Davis is the daughter her mom never wanted.

But she survived. Through stories. Because books didn’t judge. Books weren’t angry she was alive. Books never expected her to be anything but who she was. As she grows up, her beloved library becomes her true home. So when the library is designated part of President Roosevelt’s Packhorse Library Project, Lena is determined to get the job of bringing books to highlanders, believing she’ll finally be free of her mom forever.

But earning the trust of highlanders is harder than she imagined, and her passion for books might not be enough to free her from her chains.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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I will share my full review of A Strand of Hope on Monday; I hope you tune in to read all of the reasons that I love this book!

My schedule is a bit unusual this weekend, so I doubt I will get much time to read or spend on my other hobbies. I don’t mind much though. Next weekend I have orientation for grad school, and then the semester officially starts, and suddenly there is a lot that I need to finish up before then! I can’t help being excited though. I’ve spent so much time looking forward to working on this degree, and now I just want to get into the work!

Do you expect your weekend to be busy, relaxing, or both? However it goes, is it a “normal” weekend for you?

Until the next chapter,


17 thoughts on “First Line Friday {July 24, 2020} Featuring: A Strand of Hope by Amanda Tero

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  1. Happy Friday!

    This sounds like a beautiful story, and I’m definitely going to have to add it to my tbr.

    On my blog this week, I’m sharing the first line from Remembering the Cowboy by Mandi Blake:

    “Camille Vanderbilt was back in Wyoming on a mission: find Noah Harding.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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  2. I’m currently reading Georgana’s Secret by Arlem Hawks (a very cool name, btw). I’m on chapter 12, so I’ll share the first line from there: “Seawater made poor wash water.” I think I’d have to agree! Hope you have an excellent weekend. 🙂❤📚

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  3. Happy Friday! I’ve been in the mood to read my old Victorian novels, so my first line is from “St. Elmo” by author Augusta J. Evans. This is not the actual first line, but one that I like for how descriptive it is:

    “Until her wild song waked echoes among the far-off rocks, the holy hush of early morning had rested like a benediction upon the scene, as though nature laid her broad finger over her great lips, and waited in reverent silence the advent of the sun.”

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  4. How sad. On my blog, I am sharing the first line from the Christian non-fiction, Courage, Hope, and Healing by Mary Pappas. It’s the compelling story of her battle against cancer. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter Five: Staring blankly out of the dining room window, I waited for the telephone to ring.

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  5. My first line is from DON’T KEEP SILENT by Elizabeth Goddard
    Denver, Colorado
    Dread warred with hope as Rae Burke shivered in the cold outside on the porch.

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