First Line Friday — The Prince And The Prodigal

4 Feb

Happy Friday! I am happy to spotlight the newest release by Jill Eileen Smith, The Prince And The Prodigal. This biblically-based novel features Joseph. I’m looking forward to discovering the history of Genesis through the lens of this talented author.

Now for the first line:


Mamre, 1842 BC

Jacob paused at the outskirts of Mamre near Hebron, taking in the familiar hills and fields where he had spent the early years of his life.

Joseph is the pampered favorite son of the patriarch Jacob. His older brothers, deeply resentful of his status in the family, take advantage of the chance to get rid of him, selling him to slave traders and deceiving their father about his fate. It seems like their troubles are over. But for Joseph and older brother Judah, they are just beginning.

While Joseph is accused of rape and imprisoned, Judah attempts to flee the memory of his complicity in the betrayal of his younger brother. After decades apart, the brothers will come face-to-face in a stunning role reversal that sees Joseph in a position of great power while Judah begs for mercy. Will forgiveness or vengeance win the day?

Bestselling and award-winning author Jill Eileen Smith brings her considerable research and imaginative skills to bear in this vivid retelling of one of the most popular stories found in Scripture–a story of jealousy, betrayal, and a reconciliation that only God could bring about.

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Prince And The Prodigal”

  1. Cindy Davis February 4, 2022 at 2:22 pm #

    I like her writing, hope you enjoy this one. My post:

  2. Nicole Santana February 4, 2022 at 8:28 pm #

    I’m currently reading Drawn by the Current by Jocelyn Green. It is SO good! I’m just beginning chapter 18, so I’ll share from there.
    “Thursday, August 5, 1915
    Today was the day.”
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy reading. πŸ˜€β€πŸ“š

  3. Paula Shreckhise February 5, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    My first line is from Ever Constant by Tracie Peterson and KimberleyWoodhouse:
    Chapter 1. 1905 Nome, Alaska
    Snow glimmered in the moonlight. A beautiful start to another morning in Nome,

  4. Danielle Grandinetti February 6, 2022 at 9:36 am #

    My first line is from Tough as Steele by Susan Sleeman.
    Happy Reading!

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