Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Firsts: 'Hope Rekindled' by Tracie Peterson

Friday Firsts is a meme, hosted by Allison from The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.
  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph. (If you want to use 2-3 sentences, that is okay but limit it to the very beginning.)
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your comment to the post.
Hope Rekindled (Striking a Match, #3)

Here is my Friday Firsts: 'Hope Rekindled' by Tracie Peterson (350 pages) ISBN:978-0-7642-0891-1
" can't marry him," Jake Wythe declared, taking Deborah Vandermark by the arm.

By now, I am almost finished with this book, but I remember that the first sentence (shown above) drew me in to the story immediately. It is a sentence that grabs your attention and you want to know what is going to happen next.

'Hope Rekindled' is the third book in the 'Striking a Match' series.

Synopsis (taken from

The Anticipated Conclusion to Tracie Peterson's Texas Series!

At long last, Deborah Vandermark is preparing for her own wedding... but the groom suddenly goes absent. Tragedy has befallen Christopher's family in Kansas City, upsetting the doctor's future with Deborah. With five siblings now under his care, can he return to Texas and impose a ready-made family on Deborah?

Deborah herself finds her resolve faltering as her fears about marriage and career start to overwhelm her. How can she marry and be a mother to Christopher's siblings, and still be able to pursue her work and training as a physician? When an old adversary reveals a contract that may spell ruin for Vandermark Logging, Deborah's life seems to be spiraling out of control. How can God possibly work this for good? And can Christopher and Deborah find a way to claim the future they long to share when so much stands in their way?

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