First Line Friday — The Apostle’s Sister

27 May

Happy Friday all! Today I am featuring a Biblical novel by Angela Hunt, The Apostle’s Sister. I love how Hunt blends scriptural truths, historic and cultural details, and a what-if story to create great fiction. Book 4 in the Jerusalem Road series, it is due to release on June 7.

Here’s the first line:

Aya, daughter of Zebulon of Tarsus, does not want a traditional life. Because she has always lived in the shadow of her brilliant brother, she wants to use her gifts and be something more than a wife and mother. When her traditional father insists she marry Avidan, a Torah student, she reluctantly agrees, but when Avidan leaves for Jerusalem, she seizes an opportunity to fulfill her deepest yearning, realizing she may never have another chance to do so. 

After moving to Jerusalem, she expects to be bored in her role as wife to a Torah student, but finds herself fascinated by her husband’s studies. And when her brother Sha’ul makes a life-altering decision, she finds herself faced with a troubling question: How can she remain true to all she’s been taught since infancy and still love her blasphemous brother?

3 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Apostle’s Sister”

  1. Paula Shreckhise May 27, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

    Just signed up to read The Apostle’s Sister, cannot wait!

    The book I chose this week will release on June 7.
    In Honor’s Defense by Karen Witemeyer
    St. Louis, Missouri. 1895
    Invisible people rarely received correspondence. A fact that Damaris Baxter had accepted long ago.

  2. Nicole Santana May 27, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently in the middle of One Fine Day by Rachel Hauck and Carrie Padgett. I’m loving it!
    “Chloe woke at two a.m. thinking about Sam, and somewhere between brushing her teeth and pinning her beloved beaded clip into her hair, guilt crept up her chest and filled her throat.”
    I hope you have an excellent weekend!

  3. Danielle Grandinetti May 31, 2022 at 8:48 am #

    This is such a pretty cover. I posted about Nerves of Steele by Susan Sleeman.
    https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2022/05/27/nerves-of-steele/

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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