Friday, May 24, 2019

First Line Fridays: Finding Beautiful by Rebecca Friedlander

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first line from Finding Beautiful by Rebecca Friedlander:

“What would it look like to pack your bags and travel the world in search of true beauty?”

Have you read this book? If not, read more the book blurb below and check out my review here.

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Let's redefine beauty for our world!

What is beautiful? We spend our money on beauty products, weight-loss programs, and age-defying medical interventions to attain beauty. We set impossible standards and feel bad about ourselves when we don't reach them. Is beauty truly that elusive? Or could it be that our idea of what's beautiful is simply too narrow?

Through engaging personal stories and dramatic before-and-after photography, filmmaker Rebecca Friedlander uncovers the true beauty of twelve women from around the world, empowering us to shatter the lies of rejection, doubt, and low self-esteem. Utilizing compelling biblical truth and questions for personal reflection, Friedlander helps us identify our own personal battlegrounds, celebrate our uniqueness, and embrace God's definition of beautiful.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. On my blog I shared from Outbreak by Davis Bunn, but here I will share from My Dearest Dietrich by Amanda Barratt. "Overhead, there was no sky."

    Have a great Friday!

    1. I've heard good things about My Dearest Dietrich. Happy reading!

  2. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first couple of lines from Becoming Us by Robin Jones Gunn: It’s the first book I’ve ever read by this author. So far I like it. I’m just getting into it, so I will share the first line from chapter 2 here.

    “I returned to the great room and saw Jennalyn standing next to the kitchen counter.”

    I hope you have a really great weekend. Happy reading! 🤗💜📚

  3. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews today. Here is the first line from Chapter 10:

    "Jenny stood on the deck of the Indus, watching the ancient city of Alexandria come into view."

  4. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "The Black Veil" by June Belfie:

    "Rebecca Gingerich rested her hands on the the deep milk-white sill of the kitchen window and peered out from the clapboard farmhouse she'd been born in nearly twenty-three years ago to the day."

  5. Sounds like an amazing read!

    My first line this week comes from Flight of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse, but I'm also listening to Great Expectations by Charles Dickens in audio book format at the moment, so I'm going to share the first line from Chapter 51:

    What purpose I had in view when I was hot on tracing out and proving Estella's parentage, I cannot say.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I've seen Flight of the Raven on IG alot lately. Happy reading/listening!

  6. Sorry I'm a little late coming around this weekend! The book I shared on my blog this week is Vigilant by Sara Davison but it's also the book I'm currently reading so I'll share the first line from my current chapter (22) here: "Daniel stared at the computer screen like he'd been doing for hours, his mind racing." Hope you have a wonderful weekend with plenty of quality reading time! :)

  7. I really love the premise of Finding Beautiful, and I think I may just have to add it to my TBR shelf!

    On my blog this week I shared the first line from Mandi Blake's Just As I Am, however since my current read is from Lincee Ray's It's a Love Story, I'll share the first line of that here:

    "I remember the first time I fell in love."

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

    1. I definitely recommend Finding Beautiful! Happy Reading!