First Line Friday — Promised Land

22 Nov

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring a book that just recently arrived at my house, Promised Land by Robert Whitlow. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, Chosen People, and am looking forward to reading book 2 and discussing it with my book club in the coming year. It’s international setting, suspense-filled plot, and relevant message should make for excellent conversation.

What book will you be reading this weekend? Comment with your first line then make sure to head over to Hoarding Books for more fun!



With historical mysteries, religious intrigue, and political danger, Promised Land asks one momentous question: What if your calling puts you — and your family — in the crosshairs?

Despite their Israeli citizenship, Hana and Daud cannot safely return to their homeland because a dangerous terrorist ring is threatening Daud. Hana is perfectly fine remaining in the United States, working for a law firm in Atlanta, especially when she learns she’s pregnant. But Daud can’t shake the draw to return home to Israel, even if it makes him a walking target.

Hana is helping her boss plan a huge Middle East summit in Atlanta when Jakob Brodsky, her old friend and former co-litigator, asks for her help with a case. His client is attempting to recover ancient artifacts stolen from his Jewish great-grandfather by a Soviet colonel at the end of World War II. Because the case crosses several national borders, he needs Hana’s knowledge and skill to get to the bottom of what happened to these precious artifacts.

Meanwhile, Daud is called in to help a US intelligence agency extract a Ukrainian doctor from a dangerous situation in Egypt. While overseas, he can’t resist the call of Jerusalem and thus sets off a series of events that puts thousands of people in danger, including his wife and unborn child.

Bestselling author Robert Whitlow explores the meaning of family and home — and how faith forms the identity of both — in this breathtaking sequel to Chosen People.

Robert Whitlow grew up in north Georgia. He graduated magna cum laude from Furman University with a BA in history in 1976 and received his JD with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1979. A practicing attorney, he is a partner in a Charlotte, NC law firm. He and his wife Kathy have four children and three grandchildren.

Robert began writing in 1996. His novels are set in the South and include both legal suspense and interesting characterization. It is his desire to write stories that reveal some of the ways God interacts with people in realistic scenerios.


3 Responses to “First Line Friday — Promised Land”

  1. Paula Shreckhise November 22, 2019 at 9:29 am #

    My first line is from A Match For Emma by Pepper Basham:
    Molly Caudwell needed a perfect match, and Emma Mitchell was the woman to give the newest waitress her very own happily-ever-after.

    • rbclibrary November 23, 2019 at 6:44 am #

      I have so much catch-up to do on this series.

  2. bellesmoma16 November 23, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    Happy Saturday! Today, I’m currently reading On My Honour by Elizabeth John’s, so I’ll share from there.

    “Meg looked down at her hands, which were raw from lye soap. How did people do this every day?”

    Hope you’re having a good weekend filled with awesome reading time and rest. 😊❤📖

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