Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

This week I’m featuring Three Words and a Kiss by Sondra Kraak. This story is filled with delightful characters, a swoony hero, and a fiery heroine. A story sure to capture your attention and keeping you turning pages! CLICK HERE to read my review.

Since today is my birthday, I’m giving away ONE e-book kindle copy of Three Words and a Kiss! CLICK HERE to Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway. Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question “What is your favorite birthday dessert?”

Earn extra entries by tweeting daily during the giveaway period using the rafflecopter entry form. The giveaway will be open until midnight 3/29/18. The winner will be contacted via email and announced on this page at the conclusion of the giveaway period. Giveaway open to USA residents only; see Disclosures & Policies for a full list of rules.


Seattle, Washington
July 1892

          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.


Hmmm….. What line did Samantha cross? Sounds like she’s about to find some adventure, and maybe some trouble.


Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

*** Giveaway Ended ***
Winner: Nicole S.

34 thoughts on “First Line Friday’s & Givaway: Three Words and a Kiss by Sondra Kraak

  1. Happy Birthday!

    I love the sound of Three Words and a Kiss, but I’m not in the USA so I’ll have to settle for hoping there is a Kindle edition 🙂

    I’m featuring Hurricane Season by Lauren Denton on my blog today, but I’m going to share the first line from the book I’m currently reading. Here’s the first line from A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears:

    “I wish you luck, George.”
    “It’s Aaron now. Don’t forget.” Aaron Firebrook tried not to let Mr. Gray’s slip of the tongue make him even more nervous.

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  2. Happy Friday! This is one of my favorite time periods……late 1800’s

    My FLF comes from a book I’m reading now, Only Yours by Susan Mallery….

    MONTANA HENDRIX’S perfectly good morning was thwarted by a hot dog, a four-year-old boy and a Lab and golden retriever mix named Fluffy.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!😀

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  3. Happy Birthday and Happy Friday! Sounds like a great book – “filled with delightful characters, a swoony hero, and a fiery heroine”. My first line is from Bridgette by Patricia PacJac Carroll:

    “Bridgette, get up. The sun and the rest of us have been working for three hours.”

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    Opening the door was the hardest part. Not that she expected to find it locked, because no one out here in this part of Texas ever locked anything. The Countess and the Cowboy by Kathleen Y’Barbo from the Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers Romance Collection

    Happy Friday and Happy Reading! 🙂

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    “Mama may have been named for the great-grandmother who traveled from England on the Mayflower, but that fact certainly did not keep her in the land of her birth.”
    From The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo

    Fun read! Enjoying it very much! This novel is One if The Daughters of the Mayflower series.


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  6. Happy Birthday! My favorite desserts are always creamy. I don’t think I have a favorite. I do have a question about the book you are featuring. Why is it so long? Over 500 pages? Has the author included excerpts from other books at the end or is the actual story so long? The book I’m featuring on my blog this week is Love on the Mend by Karen Witemeyer. I love all the books I’ve read of hers. Here, I will share the first line of chapter 17 from the book I’m currently reading, The Social Tutor by Sally Britton. “Thomas waited for her arrival, this time on Christine’s side of the brook, his breath turning to fog in the cold air.” Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Oh my goodness, happy birthday Trisha!!! I hope you have an excellent day.

    I’m sharing the first two lines from A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason on my blog today. Here, I will post the first line from the novel I’m currently reading, Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn.

    “Homicide investigator Ryan Parker flashed a thumbs-up to his dive buddy and fellow homicide investigator, Gabe Chavez.”

    Let me tell you, that thumbs-up quickly becomes a thumbs-down!!! This book is really gripping. I can’t figure it out!!! 😄 Happy Friday.

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  8. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear, Trisha! Happy birthday to you! May it be filled with many blessings and lots of free time to read.

    My favorite birthday dessert is a white cake with a cream cheese/whipped topping layer, topped with strawberries in jello. So good. But the dessert I am craving right now is Strawberry Rhubarb pie and it is finally the very short season for it! Yay!!

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Maybe you will have time for some reading 😉

    I shared the first line of Finding Evergreen by Jennifer Rodewald today, my current read. Here are a couple lines from chapter 3 of the same book: “Heat swirled through the kitchen, almost to the degree that it continued burning in Ethan’s chest. Sleep hadn’t overtaken his storming emotions the night before.”

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    1. Oh, and my favorite birthday dessert would have to be chocolate cake!!!! Chocolate cake with pecans, chocolate cake with chocolate icing, chocolate cake with strawberries….. any kind.

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  10. I haven’t read any of Sondra Kraak’s books yet, but I’m optimistic and they are all waiting on my kindle.
    I’m sharing from Mary Connealy’s Now and Forever on my blog today, but here are the first lines of another second in series book with a heroine that loves tending her sheep, Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson:

    Oregon City, Oregon
    May 1850

    “You can’t be serious.” Hope Flanagan looked at the man who sat opposite her at her sister and brother-in-law’s kitchen table. “You expect me to testify at the Cayuse trial.”

    Happy Friday!

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