First Line Friday : Neighbors

First line Friday is here. And on my table is this latest book I borrowed from the Library.

First Line Friday

The massive stone mansion was hot even in the basement , as Debbie Speck bustled around the large efficient kitchen putting away the groceries her husband Jack brought in. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZM8HGW/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmb

From the Book:

Meredith White was one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. But a personal tragedy cut her acting career short and alienated her from her family. For the last fifteen years, Meredith has been living alone in San Francisco with two trusted caretakers. Then, on a muggy late summer day, a massive earthquake strikes Northern California, plunging the Bay Area into chaos. Without a moment’s hesitation, Meredith invites her stunned and shaken neighbors into her mostly undamaged home as the recovery begins.

These people did not even realize that movie star Meredith White was living on their street. Now, they are sharing her mansion, as well as their most closely kept secrets. Without the walls and privacy of their own homes, one by one, new relationships are forged. For every neighbor there is a story, from the doctor whose wife and children fear him, to the beautiful young woman dating a dishonorable man, to the aspiring writer caring for a famous blind musician.

In the heart of the crisis, Meredith finds herself venturing back into the world. And thanks to the suspicions and the dogged detective work of a disaster relief volunteer, a former military officer named Charles, a shocking truth about her own world is exposed. Suddenly Meredith sees her isolation, her estranged family, and even her acting career in a whole new light.

Filled with powerful human dramas, Neighbors is a penetrating look at how our world can be upended in a moment. In a novel of unforgettable characters and stunning twists, acts of love and courage become the most powerful forces of all.

3 thoughts on “First Line Friday : Neighbors

  1. Happy Friday!
    Over on my blog I’m sharing from Shadows of the White City by Jocelyn Green:https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2021/01/29/first-line-friday-170-2/. It’s a great story! Currently, though, I’m reading Beauty Among Ruins by J’Nell Ciesielski, so I’ll share from there.
    “‘What are you doing?’ Lily’s fingers fumbled with the ends of the linen as she double knotted them and Matron Strom stomped to a halt next to her.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

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  2. Paula Shreckhise

    My first line is from The Vanishing at Loxby Manor by Abigail Wilson:
    I knew something was terribly wrong the moment I stepped foot back inside Loxby Manor- the pervasive restlessness of the servants, the strained silence of the front room.

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