First Line Friday — Egypt’s Sister

17 Apr

Welcome to Day 148,310 of lockdown. 😉 Okay, maybe it hasn’t been that long, but it sure feels like it! I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling a little down the last few days. I know the end is in sight, but I feel stuck. It may be because I was self-isolating before self-isolating was cool, and I am ready to get out and about. Zoom Bible study has helped, and my first trip to the grocery store in 6 weeks made me feel a little normal. I’m just glad here in the South we wear white after Easter or that hazmat suit would have looked funny. 😉

But I digress. Let’s get on to the truly important stuff — books! Today’s First Line Friday post comes to you courtesy of my sagging TBR shelf. Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt hasn’t resided there that long and it is on my book club’s list this year, so I should be getting to it sooner rather than later. It features Cleopatra — cannot wait to read it. If you have, I would love for you to share  your thoughts.

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Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria’s royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what — but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery.

Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God’s will for her life. 

Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who expect the unexpected in novels. With over five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 180 works ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to non-fiction books, to novels.


15 Responses to “First Line Friday — Egypt’s Sister”

  1. MrsDMVH April 17, 2020 at 10:01 am #

    This sounds like an interesting book! Happy Friday!!

  2. lelandandbecky April 17, 2020 at 11:24 am #

    Happy Friday! My first line is from “The Vanishing of Olivia Beck” by Sara L. Foust:

    “Olivia Beck pulled her gaze from the rearview mirror for the tenth time in as many minutes. She would not cry.”

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:05 am #

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kirby preppybookprincess April 17, 2020 at 11:45 am #

    Happy Friday!

    I love this first line! I’ve heard such great things about this one, and I hope to get to it soon.

    My line this week comes from The Joy of Falling by Lindsay Harrel:

    “Once upon a time, color had dominated Eva Jamison’s days.”

    Hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend 🙂

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:06 am #

      I have that one in my TBR pile.

  4. BeautyInTheBinding (@BeautyInTheBind) April 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm #

    Happy Friday! Today, I’m sharing the first line from Desert Willow by Patricia Beal: “Clara Malone sat alone in the airport, her grandmother’s labored request rushing through her mind.”

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:06 am #

      Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Gretchen April 17, 2020 at 3:14 pm #

    I have not read this book, but I am adding it to my tbr list! The safer-at-home order in my state just got extended for another month. I was doing okay until that happened, now I am a bit down.

    Sta well!

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:07 am #

      Hopefully things will get better and the lockdown can be lifted early.

  6. Anneliese Dalaba April 17, 2020 at 6:19 pm #

    I certainly understand how you feel about this lockdown. I think most of us are ready for it to end. Yet, there is so much I was hoping to accomplish but haven’t yet. I guess I still have some time. On my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Misunderstood Meg by Jo Grafford. Here, I will share the first line in chapter 24 of my current read, Dreams in Deadwood by Kari Trumbo. Jennie scanned the stack of gowns, towels, sheets, nightclothes, napkins, curtains, and other things laying on her side of the bed. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:08 am #

      I have been so restless and little has been accomplished. Mounds of ironing and cluttered drawers await. Maybe the end in site will get me motivated!

  7. bellesmoma16 April 17, 2020 at 11:50 pm #

    I’m sharing the first line from The Englisch Daughter by Cindy Woodsmall and Erin Woodsmall on my blog. This book is FANTASTIC! I’m currently on chapter 17 so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Roy glanced at the clock on the wall of the social services’ private meeting room.”
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary April 18, 2020 at 5:09 am #

      Reading that book this weekend. Must get motivated. 🙂

      • bellesmoma16 April 18, 2020 at 9:23 am #

        It’s so good. The pages fly by. 🙂

  8. Paula Shreckhise April 18, 2020 at 1:42 pm #

    I’m doing Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese. I’ll use the first line from Chapter 15:

    Like a grouping of cancerous cells, my family’s cynicism had slithered into my subconscious and infected my thoughts with their poison.

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