First Line Friday — Where The Blue Sky Begins

28 Oct

Happy Friday everyone! I am excited to share a new-to-me author today, Katie Powner. She isn’t new to the Chrisian Fiction scene, but Where The Blue Sky Begins will be my first novel to read by her. The buzz is strong with this book; I cannot wait!

Here’s the first line:

Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town.

Sometimes the hardest road of all is the road home.

When confident and handsome Eric Larson is sent to a rural Montana town to work in the local branch of his uncle’s financial company, he’s determined to exceed everyone’s expectations, earn a promotion, and be back in Seattle by the end of summer. Yet nothing could prepare him for the lessons this small town has in store.

At forty-six years old, eccentric and outspoken Eunice Parker has come to accept her terminal illness and has given herself one final goal: seek forgiveness from everyone on her bucket list before her time runs out. But it will take more courage than she can muster on her own.

After an accident pushes Eric and Eunice together, the unlikely pair is forced to spend more time with each other than either would like, which challenges their deepest prejudices and beliefs. As summer draws to a close, neither Eric nor Eunice is where they thought they would be, but they both wrestle with the same important question: What matters most when the end is near?

Katie Powner is an award-winning author who lives in Montana, where cows still outnumber people. She writes contemporary fiction about redemption, relationships, and finding the dirt road home. Katie is a mom to the third power (biological, adoptive, and foster) who believes every child deserves a loving family. Visit

10 Responses to “First Line Friday — Where The Blue Sky Begins”

  1. Cindy Davis October 28, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

    I just got this one this week! Looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

    • rbclibrary October 31, 2022 at 9:55 am #

      I started it last night.

  2. Paula Shreckhise October 28, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

    First line of Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner:
    Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town.

  3. Katie Powner October 29, 2022 at 9:06 pm #

    Thank you for featuring my book, Beckie! I really appreciate it!

    • rbclibrary October 31, 2022 at 9:55 am #

      Started it last night!

  4. Jen@GracetoGrow October 30, 2022 at 9:35 am #

    I just finished this one! Hope you enjoy it! My post this week featured The Premonition at Withers Farm by Jaime Jo Wright.

    Have a great week!

    • rbclibrary October 31, 2022 at 9:55 am #

      Loved Jaime’s book. I think it is her best novel to date.

      • Jen@GracetoGrow November 3, 2022 at 8:46 am #

        You just might be right! I think that every time I read her newest book 😊

  5. Danielle Grandinetti October 30, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    I have this book coming up on my tbr list! This weekend I’ve been reading a complimentary early copy of Where Dreams Reside by Heidi Chiavaroli. The first line is: I pressed the gas pedal harder as I passed the quaint sign that welcomed travelers to my hometown of Camden, Maine. ~ Have a great rest of the weekend!

    • rbclibrary October 31, 2022 at 9:56 am #

      Eager to get there?

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