First Line Fridays- A Perfect Weakness

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.

Purchase Link:

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:

jenniferdavidsJennifer 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

4 thoughts on “First Line Fridays- A Perfect Weakness

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    Susanna King paused in the kitchen doorway and stared at the single long-stemmed red rose, artfully arranged in a glass vase with clusters of baby’s breath and fronds of a green fern-type plant, sitting in the middle of the table.
    THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER by Laura V. Hilton
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


  2. susandyer1962 says:

    Happy Friday!

    My first lines come from The Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth………

    I am folding laundry at my dining room table when the police car pulls up. There’s no fanfare— no sirens or flashing lights— yet that little niggle starts in the pit of my stomach, Mother Nature’s warning that all is not well.

    Have an awesome weekend and stay warm! Happy reading!😊📚💕


  3. lelandandbecky says:

    I have just been introduced to author Stacey Weeks, and am excited to start reading her book “Mistletoe Melody”. Here is the first line:



  4. Paula Shreckhise says:

    I am about to start Searching for You by Jody Hedlund.

    New York City, September 1859

    Sophie Neumann nuzzled her nose against Danny’s chest.
    His arms tightened around her possessively. “ You’re my girl now. A Bowrey Girl.”


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