Friday, March 8, 2019

First Line Friday: Healing Love

Happy Friday!

Welcome to First Line Friday's hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today's book is:  Healing Love by Jennifer Slattery

About the Book:
A news anchor intern has it all planned out, and love isn't on the agenda.

Brooke Endress is on the cusp of her lifelong dream when her younger sister persuades her to chaperone a mission trip to El Salvador. Packing enough hand sanitizer and bug spray to single-handedly wipe out malaria, she embarks on what she hopes will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But Brooke is blindsided by the desperation for hope and love she sees in the eyes of the orphans she encounters. And no less by the connection she feels with her handsome translator. As newfound passion blooms, Brooke wrestles with its implications for her career dreams.

Ubaldo Chavez, teacher and translator, knows the struggle that comes with generational poverty. But he found the way out – education – and is determined to help his students rise above.

When he agrees to translate for a mission team from the United States he expects to encounter a bunch of "missional tourists" full of empty promises. Yet an American news anchor defies his expectations, and he finds himself falling in love. But what does he have to offer someone with everything? 


I read this book a couple weeks ago and the opening line made me want to keep reading. In between reading the new releases that I just can't wait for, I have been trying to focus on reading books that I own but have not yet read. When I looked at my amazon account I dicovered that I purchased it August 2017, finally a year and a half later I can move it from my tbr to my read pile. I hope to have my review up in the next few days.

Now it's your turn!
Let me know your first line in the comments and then head over
to Hoarding Books to see who else is participating! 


  1. My first line is from Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan:

    "From the very beginning it was the Great Lion who brought us together."

    Happy reading!

  2. Happy Friday and Weekend! My first line is from “Castle on the Rise” by Kristy Cambron:

    “Fairy-tale weddings never included rain on the guest list. Or snow – and they had both.”

  3. Happy Friday evening!

    I'm sharing the first line from Tomorrow's First Light by Naomi Rawlings over on my blog:

    I'm just getting into the book, so I'll share the first line from chapter 2 here:

    "You're really planning to get married?"

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🙂❤📚

  4. I’m sharing from Katherine Wentworth by D.E. Stevenson on my blog today. Here’s a semi-random sentence from the e-book page I’m on:

    “All around us were the rolling hills, one behind the other as far as eye could see; they were like huge green billows in a rough Atlantic gale, which had suddenly frozen into a state of immobility. Later they would be clad in heather, purple as the robes of a king.”

    Happy reading and have a wonderful Friday and Weekend!

  5. Sorry I didn't make it around earlier this weekend! This week on my blog I featured Night Road by Kristin Hannah but I'm currently reading Finally Accepted by Toni Shiloh. I'll share the first line from my current chapter (6) here: "Chloe sat out on her apartment deck with a cup of herbal tea and her Bible." Hope you had a great weekend!