First Line Friday — Catching The Wind

10 Jan

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing another first line from a book that is impatiently waiting on my TBR shelf. Catching The Wind by Melanie Dobson caught my attention when it was first released. I love Dobson’s books and know I will love this one too.

Have you read Catching The Wind? What are your thoughts?

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What happened to Brigitte Berthold?

That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was 13, when he and 10-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than 70 years.

Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons – and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough – the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.

Writing fiction is Melanie Dobson‘s excuse to explore abandoned houses, travel to unique places, and spend hours reading old books and journals. The award-winning author of twenty novels, Melanie enjoys stitching together both time-slip and historical stories including Hidden Among the Stars, Catching the Wind, Enchanted Isle, and the Legacy of Love novels. Chateau of Secrets and Catching the Wind both received a Carol Award for historical fiction, Catching the Wind‘s audiobook won the 2018 Audie for Inspirational Novel, and The Black Cloister was ForeWord’s Book of the Year for Religious Fiction. Her next time-slip novel, Memories of Glass, comes out in 2019.

Melanie and her husband, Jon, have two daughters. After moving numerous times with Jon’s work, the Dobson family has finally settled near Portland, Oregon, and they love to travel and hike in both the mountains and the cliffs above the Pacific. When Melanie isn’t writing, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, dancing, and reading stories with her girls.

More information about Melanie and her books is available at her website (, or at either of the following social media platforms:


8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Catching The Wind”

  1. bellesmoma16 January 10, 2020 at 12:31 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first few lines from The Blizzard Bride by Susie Dietze: I’m still working my way through this fun novel, so I will share another line or two from The Blizzard Bride.
    “‘Forgive, forget, forgive, forget.’ The words formed a rhythmic refrain in Abby’s head, in time to the beat played by the group of fiddles and banjos Saturday evening at Mayor Carpenter’s birthday party.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend filled with relaxing reading time. 🙂❤️📚

  2. thebeccafiles January 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm #

    I loved that one!!

  3. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) January 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm #

    Happy Friday! I read that book with my local book club sometime back last year and we all enjoyed it. Today I’m sharing the first line from Coral by Sara Ella: “Her soul was bleeding.”

  4. Paula Shreckhise January 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm #

    I have been wanting to read this one.

    My first line is from The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock:
    New York City, Fall 1887
    Edyth Foster’s limbs burned as she pedaled down Fifth Avenue, her white skirts whipping in the wind while she wove around pedestrians and carriages, ignoring their shouts of protest.

  5. Jessica Baker January 10, 2020 at 8:09 pm #

    I just love this cover, although I’m not sure how I didn’t come across it before!?

  6. Yvette - Bookworlder January 10, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

    Happy Friday! I’m sharing from Volition by Chautona Havig on my blog today. Here is the first line from Chapter 18:

    “For a week, I read my Bible, prayed like I’d never prayed before, and tried to ignore the skeleton that had moved into my closet.”

  7. Jarm Del Boccio January 13, 2020 at 10:27 pm #

    It was one of my favorite reads of 2019! Looking forward to more of the same.☺️

    • rbclibrary January 15, 2020 at 6:50 am #

      Me too!

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