First Line Friday — Finding Me

21 Apr

My book club chose Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman for this month’s selection. It’s an oldie that has been on my shelf for a long time — I’m really looking forward to reading it. Have you read it? We’d love to know what you thought.

Here’s the first line:

David Waters slid into his usual corner booth, promising himself once again that today would be the last time.

What would you do if you learned your life was a lie? All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire–a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father’s death though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction. How far would you go to discover the truth?

Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.

Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the acclaimed author of ten novels, including her recent release The Plans We Made. Kathryn and her family make their home in Santa Barbara, California.

5 Responses to “First Line Friday — Finding Me”

  1. Paula Shreckhise April 21, 2023 at 10:10 am #

    My first line today is from Dawn’s Untrodden Green by Carolyn Miller:
    Wooler Northumberland 1812
    Stapleton Court of Wooler had, in its day, oft been described as a monument to quiet pretention.

  2. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian April 21, 2023 at 10:54 am #

    Family secrets to reveal–this sounds like my kind of book!

  3. Cindy Davis April 21, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

    This is an author I have not read yet!! I have several of her books on my shelf, so I am going to! I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend.

    • rbclibrary April 21, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      I have read one or two. Liked them very much. Still have a couple more!

  4. Danielle Grandinetti April 23, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    I’m currently reading Tunnel Creek Ambush by Kerry Johnson and the first line is: “Kinsley Miller crept toward Whisper Mountain Tunnel, a prickling sensation climbing the back of her neck.” I hope you have a good rest of the weekend!

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