First Line Friday — The Sound of Light

19 May

My book club is reading The Sound of Light by Sarah Sundin this month. Sundin is a go-to author for us, and early feedback is that the book is great. I will be reading this WWII-era novel set in Denmark this weekend.

Here’s the first line:

The sun rose on the first day of another year in the wasted life of Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt.

When the Germans march into Denmark, Baron Henrik Ahlefeldt exchanges his nobility for anonymity, assuming a new identity so he can secretly row messages for the Danish Resistance across the waters to Sweden. 

American physicist Dr. Else Jensen refuses to leave Copenhagen and abandon her research–her life’s dream. While printing resistance newspapers, she hears stories of the movement’s legendary Havmand–the merman–and wonders if the mysterious and silent shipyard worker living in the same boardinghouse has something to hide.

When the Occupation cracks down on the Danes, these two passionate people will discover if there is more power in speech . . . or in silence. Bestselling author of more than a dozen WWII novels, Sarah Sundin offers pens another story of ordinary people responding to extraordinary circumstances with faith, fortitude, and hope for a brighter future.

4 Responses to “First Line Friday — The Sound of Light”

  1. KymPossible May 19, 2023 at 9:56 am #

    I don’t usually find myself drawn to WWII novels, but this sure looks interesting! Happy Reading!

  2. Paula Shreckhise May 19, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

    I loved Sound of Light!
    My first line this week is from Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley:
    Phame fingered the White pawn and opened the TOR browser from a USB drive.

  3. Nicole Santana May 19, 2023 at 6:11 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently reading A Heart Worth Stealing by Joanna Barker. It is really good!
    “I stood frozen, unable to move, speak. Catherine looked from me to Jack, her expression unreadable.”
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Danielle Grandinetti May 22, 2023 at 10:29 am #

    I want to read this one! I’m currently reading Across the Shores novella collection, and am on the third story, “Running from Love” by Angela K. Couch. The first line is: “Alberta, Canada, 1906 ~ Anna Kohler choked on a scream–and the rank odor that shattered any relief or hope that had flitted through her at the sight of the small cabin.” — Have a wonderful week!

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