First Line Friday — Convergence

15 Mar

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing the first line of the next book in my TBR stack. I had the pleasure of meeting Ginny Yttrup about 8 years ago. Her debut novel, Words, had just been published, and I knew from reading that first book, that Ginny would become a must-read author. Convergence, a suspense novel, is a new track for this talented author. I am thrilled, because it is my favorite genre! I cannot wait to dig into this book!

Please leave a comment with the first sentence of the book closest to hand and then head to Hoarding Books for more fabulous first lines.



A psychologist paralyzed by fear.
A mother propelled by love.
A stalker bent on destruction.

Psychology professor Dr. Denilyn Rossi contends that the past is either a shadow that haunts us or a force that propels us. The choice is ours, she tells her students. What she doesn’t tell them is that her own past is a shadow she can’t seem to shake. Fear has immobilized her and is taking a costly toll.

Adelia Sanchez, however, has embraced Dr. Rossi’s teaching. She is ready to confront fear and render it powerless—using the trauma of her past to propel her to entrap the man who stalked and brutally attacked her.

As Denilyn’s past and Adelia’s present converge at the Kaweah River, a dangerous man bent on destruction threatens them both. Will he uncover the secret Deni and Adelia have fought so hard to protect?

Ginny L. Yttrup is the award-winning author of five novels including Home, which released April 2017. She writes contemporary women’s fiction and enjoys exploring the issues everyday women face. Publishers Weekly dubbed Ginny’s work “as inspiring as it is entertaining.” When not writing, Ginny coaches writers, critiques manuscripts, and makes vintage-style jewelry for her Esty shop, Storied Jewelry. She loves dining with friends, hanging out with her adult children, gardening, or spending a day reading a great novel. Ginny lives in northern California. To learn more about Ginny and her work, visit

16 Responses to “First Line Friday — Convergence”

  1. lelandandbecky March 15, 2019 at 5:58 am #

    Happy Friday and weekend! My first line is from “KNOX: The Montana Marshalls” by Susan May Warren:

    “Oh goody, now Knox go to watch his trouble-making little brother break his ornery neck.”

    • rbclibrary March 15, 2019 at 6:12 am #

      Great line! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I loved Words by Ginny Yyttrup. I haven’t read her other books, but they are on my list. This new one sounds great! I’m currently reading Lady Jayne Disappears by Joanna Davidson Politano. The first line in the Prologue is: “Well, Miss Harcourt. Are you, or are you not, Nathanial Droll?” This is a new to me author and this book is very intriguing. It’s different than most books, the story is like a novel inside a novel. Very good. I just wish I had the time to just sit for hours and read and read. I’m just reading a chapter (or two) at a time and books just loose their momentum when read that way. Oh, well!

    • rbclibrary March 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

      If you can fit another book into the schedule, I would recommend Yttrium’s Invisible. It is really, really good!

  3. bellesmoma16 March 15, 2019 at 10:12 am #

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh by Carolyn Miller: I am really enjoying the story! I am currently in the middle of chapter 19, so I will leave a line from that chapter.

    “Gideon waited in the drawing room, not daring to sit down, not daring to pace as he’d like to, in case the stoic footman at the door see him and make a fuss. What was taking her so long?”

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

    • rbclibrary March 15, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      Thanks for sharing. Have a great Friday!

  4. thebeccafiles March 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

    Loved that book hope you do too!
    Today on my blog I shared the first line from Fated by Teri Terry but I’m currently reading Dead Letter by Chautona Havig. I just started so I’ll share the first line from chapter 2 where I currently am: “Hard benches, spartan furnishings, packed conditions—though she’d purchased a second-class ticket as instructed, Madeline couldn’t help but feel like she’d gotten little better than emigrant car accommodations.” Hope you have a great weekend! Spring is in the air! 🙂

    • rbclibrary March 16, 2019 at 6:14 am #

      Yes, indeed, Spring and the pollen are in the air here in the Sunny South. Happy weekend!

  5. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) March 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    Today I’m sharing the first line from The Memory House by Rachel Hauck:

    “She was never afraid of the dark. But the light? Now that terrified her.”

    Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary March 16, 2019 at 6:13 am #

      Wow! Those are great first lines! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too.

  6. Paula Shreckhise March 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    Well, Nicole took the one I was going to use. We tend to read the same books( at the same time! ) So I will give the first line of the newest Barbour Collection: Erie Canal Brides:
    Johhnie Alexander’s story- Journey of the Heart.

    Charity Sinclair furrowed her brow as she read what she’d written for the umpteenth time.

    Convergence is next on my list! Can’t wait! ( see, you took my other one! )
    Happy reading!

    • rbclibrary March 16, 2019 at 6:12 am #

      Paula, enjoy all the books in your stack! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Yvette - Bookworlder March 15, 2019 at 10:33 pm #

    Happy Friday! Over on my blog I’m sharing from the first book in Robin Patchen’s Beauty in Flight trilogy. This is the first line from the second book, Beauty in Hiding:

    “Of course it was raining.”

    • rbclibrary March 16, 2019 at 6:11 am #

      That’s how I have felt all winter! Have a great weekend!

  8. Fiction Aficionado March 16, 2019 at 9:26 pm #

    This one is waiting for me on my Kindle. Can’t wait!

    I’ve shared the first line from Crystal Walton’s “Romancing the Conflicted Cowboy” on my blog, but since I’m reading Carolyn Miller’s “A Hero for Miss Hatherleigh” right now, I’ll share the first line of the scene I’m up to (in chapter 5):

    Gideon looked up from the specimen and almost dropped it.

    Have a great weekend 🙂

    • rbclibrary March 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm #

      Hope you had a wonderful weekend and great St. Pat’s day!

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