Friday, October 9, 2020

First Line Fridays: The Sowing Season by Katie Powner

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 The Sowing Season by Katie Powner.

"Cow manure spewed from the burst pipe and rained down on him like retribution."

Sounds terrible, doesn't it? 😂 The Sowing Season releases next week, but my copy arrived a few days ago and I'm looking forward to reading this novel. 

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

Happy reading!

About the Book:

Can an unlikely friendship give them the courage to start again?

Forced to sell the dairy farm he's worked his entire life to make successful, Gerrit Laninga, now sixty-three, doesn't know what to do with himself. He sacrificed everything for his cows--his time, his health, his family--with nothing to show for it but bitterness, regret, and two grown children who want nothing to do with him.

Fifteen-year-old Rae Walters is stricken with panic every time she climbs behind the wheel. But any failure, including not passing her driver's test, jeopardizes The Plan--the detailed blueprint for high school and beyond that has her following in her lawyer father's footsteps. Though she's always been committed to The Plan, now that the pressure to succeed is building, doubts about whether she has what it takes begin to haunt her. What was supposed to unite her family in purpose could end up tearing it apart.

As their paths cross and a friendship begins to form, Gerrit's and Rae's lives change in unexpected ways. Will they discover what really matters in life and together learn it's never too late for a second chance?

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Happy Friday! I’m currently reading More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer. I’m starting Chapter 23 now, so I’ll share the first line from that chapter. “Logan stood in front of the door he’d barged through as a kid and shuffled his feet.”

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from "The Price of Valor" by Susan May Warren:

    "As long as Hamilton Jones had breath in his body, nothing, not even tooth decay, would hurt his little girl."

    1. I've read the first two in the series and I am excited for The Price of Valor! :)

  3. Happy Friday!

    That first line is great! now I am intrigued! LOL

    Over on my blog I am sharing the first line from Phoebe's Secret by Sydney Tooman Betts. " A MURDER?" squealed Augie. "A real murder?"

    Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    1. She sounds waaaay too happy about a murder. LOL. Have a great rest of hte weekend! :)


  4. From Backlash by Rachel Dylan:

    The incessant knocking on her condo door made Layla Karam grumble as she threw off the covers.

    The Sowing Season is one of my next reads.