19 August 2022

The Apple Creek Announcement | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Reading Is My SuperPower.
The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.

Happy Friday!

Once again, I'm ready for the weekendand I have a whole stack of books I'm hoping (unrealistically) to read...

First Line: "Would ya look at this old chair?"

From Page 56: At three o'clock the next morning, Lois sat in a chair beside her father's hospital bed, holding his wrinkled hand.


An Artist Seeks Her Birth Mother.

Welcome to Apple Creek, Ohio, where a piano teacher has a fascination with painting the rural Amish landscapes around her home.

Andrea Wagner has made it to her thirties feeling like she has had a charmed life and finally has fallen in love with Brandon Prentice, a local veterinarian. But then she discovers she was adopted—and all she thought she knew about herself has crumbled. Andrea becomes so fixated on finding her birth mother that she pushes Brandon away.

A friend suggests Andrea write to the “Dear Caroline” column in the newspaper for romance advice, and she finds herself revealing her issues with being adopted in the letter. “Dear Caroline” receives the letter but struggles to find the right advice given her own conflicted past.

What will Andrea lose before she finds herself again?

Now, feel free to leave a line from a book near you in the comments below.
And be sure to stop by Reading Is My SuperPower and Freda's Voice for a peek into other books.


  1. Sounds like an emotional read!

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  2. I have seen this one around quite a bit. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Friday!
    I'm just beginning Harvest Moon by Denise Hunter.
    "It was not the sort of day when bad things happened. Eighty degrees. September breeze. Sky expanding, wide and blue, above a canopy of trees. Air thick with the fresh smell of pine and the loamy scent of earth. It was a perfect Saturday."
    That does sound like a perfect day! I hope you have an excellent weekend.

  4. My first line is from Deception by Patricia Bradley:
    Today was not a good day to die.

  5. Sounds like a great read!! Happy weekend!

  6. I'm currently reading A Refuge of Convenience by Kathy Geary Anderson and the first line is: Jonas was dead.
    Hope you've had a great weekend!