First Line Friday — American Omens

1 Mar

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring American Omens by Travis Thrasher, a political thriller set in the not too distant future. Could this be what America looks like in a few years? I don’t know, but the book looks like a winner! I am also giving away a copy of this book. Click HERE for more info.

Please leave a comment with the first line from the book closest to you, then head over to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines!



In this taut thriller that depicts a future where belief is dangerous, faith is deemed hatred, and a group of powerful elite keeps watch, the Reckoner has come to wake up America.

The year is 2038 and Cheyenne Burne is a brilliant young programmer working for Acatour, the world’s top technology firm. Her father converts to Christianity, and he suddenly disappears without a trace. When a stranger hands Cheyenne a coded message that sends her on a collision course with a clandestine group of believers, she must put her life in the hands of those following a man known only as the Reckoner. He claims he wants to bring back true faith in Christ to America and also reveal the forces behind the disappearances of the many renowned people who publicly declared their Christian faith.

Operating in the shadows and living off the grid, this mysterious prophet assembles a ragtag team –i ncluding a former bookseller whose store was shut down for selling prohibited books–to help him take the battle for transparency to the top. With a ruthless FBI agent closing in, can Cheyenne and the others expose the truth and lead a return to God in America before it’s too late?

Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written more than fifty books and worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, and his inspirational stories include collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, and pastors. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


15 Responses to “First Line Friday — American Omens”

  1. susiesellnergmailcom March 1, 2019 at 9:10 am #

    My husband would love this book; he’s “into” political thrillers. It sounds exciting!

    • rbclibrary March 1, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

      Make sure to comment on the giveaway post!

  2. RobbyeFaye March 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

    I have this, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet!

    • rbclibrary March 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm #


  3. bellesmoma16 March 1, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

    Happy Friday!

    I’ve shared the first line from The Deceived by Kelly Harrel over on my blog. But, I am currently reading Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews. OH. MY. WORD! Is this book AMAZING!!!! I’m just starting chapter 12, so I will leave the first line from there.

    “Babylon’s coolest months were warmer than Jerusalem’s winter, and my small world of friendships was warmer still.”

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 😊💜📚

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2019 at 6:50 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. lelandandbecky March 1, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

    Happy Friday & Happy Weekend! My first line is from “The Curse of Misty Wayfair” by Jaime Jo Wright:

    “Melancholy was a condition of the spirit and the soul, but also of the mind.”

    • rbclibrary March 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

      Great, great book!

    • annerogersphotography March 8, 2019 at 9:56 am #

      I absolutely love Jaime Jo Wright’s books, and The Curse of Misty Wayfair is the best yet!

  5. I’m sitting at my desk, finished my Bible study and then paid bills. So, the book closest to me is not fiction, but it’s the best book ever written…the Bible. So here’s the first line, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

    Travis’s book sounds so good. It’s going on my TBR list!

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2019 at 6:49 am #

      Be sure to enter the giveaway if you haven’t already.

  6. Beauty in the Binding March 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    My first line comes from Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson:

    “Maple leaves draped over the tree house window, the silvery fronds linked together like rings of chain mail to protect the boy and girl playing inside.”

    Happy Reading!

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2019 at 6:48 am #

      I need to read that book!

  7. thebeccafiles March 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm #

    I’ve read it too. Definitely a page-turner!
    On my blog this week I shared the first line from Uninvited by Beckie Lindsay but I’m currently reading Vivir el Dream by Allison K Garcia (Yes, it’s written in *mostly* English but anything in Spanish shares the translation). I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (6) here: “Linda grumbled as she changed from her pajamas into jeans and a t-shirt.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of quality reading time! 🙂

    • rbclibrary March 3, 2019 at 6:51 am #

      That sounds like an interesting book!

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