Happy Friday friends!
Welcome to First Line Fridays, hosted by Hoarding Books!!!
Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line.
The book I’m featuring today is:
Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar
I’m skeptical when it comes to Biblical fiction because I don’t like being confused by the Scriptures being taken out of context or moved around to better the story, as well as all of the added detail that isn’t found in the Bible itself. Land of Silence by Tessa Afshar did not disappoint. In fact, this is the first novel that I have read by her and it most certainly won’t be my last.
This story is engaging, raw, and beautiful all at the same time. When I found out that the author was writing about the account with the woman with the issue of blood mentioned in 3 of the Gospel accounts, I wondered how she was going to do with it so little information other than that she had been bleeding for 12 years and that Jesus healed her. I was impressed with how she did it. The author takes a character that we hardly know anything about and gives her a story that is so passionate, heart-gripping, and beautiful.
Check out my full review here.
And now what you’ve all been waiting for!
Today’s first line is:
When I think of the ruin my life has become, the slow wrecking of my dreams, the destruction of every love, I always return to the bee.