A Perfect Weakness
By Jennifer A. Davids
For the next couple of weeks on First-line Friday’s, I am sharing the first line to each of the books I got at the Faith and Fellowship Book Festival in Ohio.
Hampshire, England, July 1868
Penelope Howard stood before a mound of earth in the church graveyard.
Whose grave is this? Is this a new grave or an old grave? How has this person’s death affected Penelope? What’s going to happen next?
I can’t wait to find out! Look for my review later this month or early January.
Now grab the book nearest to you or the one you’re reading and comment with the first line. Then head to Hoarding Books for more participants in First Line Friday’s.
About the Book:
The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall or the beautiful woman he finds there to ease his troubled soul.
A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can’t accept that grace covers the darkest of sins?
A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love.
No one is beyond redemption.
About the Author:
Jennifer has a passion for anything British and anything bookish. She has visited the UK three times and still has not visited all the bookstores there. A fourth visit seems necessary if not inevitable. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) she makes time to write in between being a busy wife and mom and despite the fact her cats like to lie on her keyboard. Jennifer is a self-professed book nerd. The shelves of her office are overflowing with books and there are stacks of them by her bedside. When she’s not reading, she’s dreaming up a new story to tell her readers. She lives in central Ohio with her husband, two children, and two cats.
You can connect with Jennifer at http://www.jenniferadavids.com