Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted each week by Rose City Reader. It’s a chance to share the first sentence or so of the book you are reading this week. You can check out others’ book beginnings here. I’m also going to link up with Carrie at Reading Is My Superpower for First Line Friday.
This week’s book beginning:
California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.
Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything, Michael Hosea obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation until, despite her resistance her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she can no longer deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael Hosea does…the One who will never let her go.
Redeeming Love has been out for a long time. It’s been made into a movie. But I never read it. It’s part of my 12 Challenge this year, recommended by my friend Suzanne. My review will be up before too much more time passes!
Would you pick up this book and give it a read?
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer. It starts each Friday and runs through the following Thursday. Each week, there’s a new prompt featuring a book-related question. It’s designed to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, make new blogging friends, and gain followers. See what others have to say on this topic and link up your own post here.
What was your favorite genre to read as a child? Do you still read that genre, or do you read something else now? (submitted by Mark @ Carstairs Considers)
As a child, I read a lot of mysteries. But much like today, I didn’t limit myself to one genre. I devoured books. I read horror – King, Straub, Saul, Koontz. I snagged my mother’s Harlequin romances and Sidney Sheldon novels. I read all of our collection of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books. McCaffrey and Tolkien, L’Engle and Lackey. If it caught my attention, I’d read it. And those eclectic reading habits stick with me to this day.
What about you? Did you have a favorite childhood genre?