Friday, May 15, 2020

First Line Fridays: Secrets of the Pastor's Wife by Christina Ryan Claypool

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 Secrets of the Pastor's Wife by Christina Ryan Claypool:

"When Cassandra Martin first moved to Maple Grove, the silence in the middle of the night seemed eerie."

Have you read this book? Book blurb below and you can read my review here.

What are you reading this weekend? I'd love for you to share your book's first line!

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Wherever Cassandra Martin goes, her secrets go with her. And hiding her past is beginning to take a toll.
Cassie lives in a small white parsonage in the village of Maple Grove. For 15 years, the beautiful and talented artist has appeared to be the perfect wife for Rev. John Martin, the new pastor at Maple Avenue Community Church.
The couple has moved frequently, and Pastor John is too busy with other people's problems to notice Cassie's distress. She has no close friends to confide in, fearing her secrets could jeopardize her husband's position.
That’s until Maple Grove coffee shop owner Katherine “Katie” Montague embraces Cassie as if she were the daughter she never had. Sensing her pastor's wife is haunted by something tragic, the caring widow begins praying for her. Will Cassie trust Katie with the pain of her past or will she let the secrets destroy her?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. My first lines are from The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch:

    Seaton Estate Berkshire, England January 4, 1813

    “You’ll do as you’re told if you know what’s good for you. I won’t be humiliated again.”

    Just finished this phenomenal book!

    1. I read that one a few weeks ago! Have a great weekend!

  2. This sounds like an interesting read! Happy Friday!!

  3. Happy Friday!

    I haven't personally heard of this one, but I love that first line!

    On my blog this week, I'm sharing the first line from What If I Loved You by Mandi Blake:

    "Liz stared at a loose thread on the arm of Mr. Garrison's couch as the tears dried on her face."

    Hope you have a great weekend :)

  4. I’m currently reading Amish Reckoning by Jocelyn McClay. The first line is “Today was going to change his life.” Happy reading!

  5. Happy Friday! 🙂
    On my blog I'm sharing from Until the Mountains Fall by Connilyn Cossette. I'm currently on chapter 20, so I'll share from there.
    "My family and Hakim's family, along with Baz and his wife and daughters, were gathered around the long table in the courtyard, oil lamps flickering joyfully along its length."
    Hope you have a great weekend filled with awesome reading time. 😀❤📚

  6. I want to read Christina's book! Happy Friday! My first line is from "More Than Friends" by Autumn Macarthur:

    "Catriona Maclean returned the phone to its niche, slumped onto the worn oak bench in the entrance hall of the manse, and groaned out loud. She needed a man."

  7. Happy Friday!!

    My first line is from Janalyn Voigt's DawnSinger- tales of Faeraven
    "A crosswind caught Kai's wingabeast as lightning flared too near."

    Have an awesome weekend!