First Line Friday – 2 March 2018 – Three Words and a Kiss (Sondra Kraak)

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! Yesterday was release day for the third book in Sondra Kraak’s Love That Counts series. Finally, Cam is getting his story! And it’s a great read. Make sure you keep an eye out for my review tomorrow. But for now, the first line…


~ About the Book ~

Washington, 1892
Cameron Wallace thrives as both the blacksmith and the minister in his community of Pine Creek. Out of the fires of a chaotic childhood, he’s forged a peaceful life filled with safe relationships and predictable routines. But when the smithy he’s been renting is sold out from under him, the impulsive woman who buys it stokes the embers of emotions he’d rather keep unlit—and even has the audacity to lend a helping hand to his smithy work.

Samantha Klein has never been afraid to push boundaries when it comes to helping those whom society—and God—have overlooked, be they orphans, immigrants, or injured animals. When her latest attempt to aid a group of Chinese women lands her in a newspaper scandal, her high-society family sends her packing from Seattle. Setting out on her own, she purchases the Pine Creek smithy and hatches another plan for helping her immigrant friends. But only weeks after arriving in Pine Creek, her plan turns to ashes, and she’s overwhelmed by needs she can never hope to meet, including her own need to be seen and cared for. And the one who seems to understand her is the man who won’t let her anywhere near his heart, no matter the attraction that burns between them.

As Cameron struggles to find a new normal, and Samantha yearns for someone to share her burdens, old hurts and dangerous secrets make them both terrified to admit that what they need—and what God has planned for them—just might be each other.

Amazon US  //  Goodreads

~ First Line ~

The first stars pricked through the sky’s fading canvas as Samantha Klein approached the intersection of Washington and First Avenue, looked both ways, and crossed a line.

Don’t you love that description? But she’s also crossing more than a physical line…

I’d love it if you’d share the first line of whatever you’re currently reading in the comments. And don’t forget, you can find out what other bloggers are sharing for First Line Friday by going over to Hoarding Books blog and finding all the links. If you’ve got your own blog, why not join in and add your link over there. 🙂

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26 Responses to First Line Friday – 2 March 2018 – Three Words and a Kiss (Sondra Kraak)

  1. nashpredsfan27 says:

    I’ve not read any Sondra Kraak yet. May need to remedy that soon!
    I plan to start The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep this weekend, so I’ll share the first line from that book.

    “Numbers would be the death of Johanna Langley.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. carylkane says:

    The turquoise water surrounded Kaia Oana in a warm, wet blanket of delight. – Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble

    Happy Friday!

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  3. bellesmoma16 says:

    Great first line. And, I really like the cover to your book. It makes me want to open the book and read!

    Happy Friday!

    Today I am showcasing the first line from Michelle Griep’s newest novel, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. I am loving the book. It is a page turner, and the hero is wonderful. I am just starting chapter 18, so I will share the first line from that chapter here:

    “Johanna opened the door to chaos, then stood there, jaw agape.”

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  4. Oh, that sounds like a great read! Happy Friday! The book I’m sharing on my blog is an old one: The Knight and the Dove by Lori Wick. Here, I will share Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer, “Peace and quiet. That’s all he sought.” Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. Beware Of The Reader says:

    That’s what I guessed! That she crossed another line 😉 Happy Friday!

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  6. Courtney @ The Green Mockingbird Blog says:

    Ooh, now I want to know what line she’s crossing!

    Here’s the first line from the prologue of my current read: “Wyatt Paxton never realized coming home could be as bittersweet as leaving.” (From The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin)

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  7. I’m not much for historical reads, I admit but I’m doing an author challenge this month with Beware Of the Reader’s blogger, Sophie, and I’m looking for historical authors. Would you recommend this one? Thanks, and happy reading!

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  8. Oooh I love that line!

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  9. Iola says:

    Now I want to know what lines she’s crossed!

    I’m sharing from Firing Line by Mike Hollow on my blog today. It’s a murder mystery set in London during the Blitz. But here’s the first line from the book I’m currently reading, Change of Heart by Courtney Walsh:

    Evelyn Brandt stood in her kitchen, the sound of uptight laughter filtering in from the dining room.

    It’s excellent!

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  10. I have all three of this series waiting on my kindle – I need to get reading! 😀 I’m sharing from Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise on my blog today, so here I’ll share the first line from another book I hope to read soon, The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim:

    “Buffered by grassland, the collision is strangely quiet.”

    Have a great weekend!

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  12. hjsnyder28 says:

    Crossed a line…hmmm…intrigue! Happy Thursday!

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