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

Today I’m happy to be featuring Freedom’s Kiss by Sarah Monzon. This page-turning, dual timeline story is sure to give you all the feels! A perfect blend of past and present that lingered in my thoughts and imagination long after I’d read the final​ chapter. Read my full review (click here)


Georgia, 1816

          Freedom. No single word had the right to hold such power. 


In all honestly I really wanted to share the first two paragraphs! This book really grabs you right from the start and you won’t want to put it down!

Don’t let the fact that its #3 stop you from getting a copy! You can read this as a stand alone story. I will say that once you read this one, you’ll love Sarah Monzon’s writing and want more!

Freedom’s Kiss (A Carrington Family #3)


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.

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26 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: Freedom’s Kiss

  1. I love Sarah’s books. I just finished The Esther Paradigm.
    The book I am reading now is Grace in the Flames by Michelle Massaro.
    Blessings are not evidence of faith.
    This book is amazing so far! !

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  2. Happy Friday!
    The book I am sharing on my blog today is A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal but the book I’m currently reading is The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright. Since it was my FLF last week I’ll share the first line from chapter 20 where I am now: “‘You know you live in a creepy old house, don’t you?’ Christen stood from her chair at the kitchen table and retrieved the bag of mint Oreos from the counter.” Hope you have a great weekend with plenty of reading time! 🙂

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  3. Even with just that one line, I am intrigued! (I’m bad and sometimes put more than one line!) Good to know it can be a standalone too.

    Over on my blog, I’m sharing Not Her Daughter, which you saw, but I’ll share from another book I’m reading here, Sadie,

    “DANNY GILCHRIST: It’s a beautiful day in the city. The sun is shining, not a cloud in the sky. I had a great lunch in Central Park, a chicken shawarma from the Shawarma Stop, which was overwhelmingly recommended to us by our listeners after last week’s episode on NYC’s best kept secrets. Thanks for that, you guys. It was so good, it just might be my dinner too. From WNRK New York, I’m Danny Gilchrist and you are listening to Always Out There.”

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of great reads!

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  4. Sounds very interesting!! I’ll have to check it out. The book I’m sharing on my blog is “The Covenant” by Hilda Stahl. Here, I will share the first line in Chapter 9 of the same novel. “In September, Jennet stood beside the open front door, held the satchel of clothes out to Free, and said dutifully, “Take care of yourself.”” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. It’s on my list to read! Happy Friday! My first line (actually first 2 and the little poem before) is from “A Little Ray of Sunshine” by Kimberly Rae Jordan.

    “(Shadows around me, shadows above me
    Never conceal my Savior and Guide:
    He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
    Ever I’m walking close to His side.)

    Ryan McFadden looked at each of the men gathered around the large boardroom table. He searched the familiar faces for any sign of the unease that sat so heavy in his gut.”

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  6. I’m about to binge-read this series!!!
    I shared the first line from Amy Leigh Simpson’s When Fall Fades over on my blog.
    I JUST finished reading The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz, so I’ll share that first line here. “May 1775. Elisabeth took a breath, breaking an intense hour of concentration.”

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  7. My First line is from Death At Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering

    Madeline Farthering gripped her husband’s arm a little more tightly as they made their way through the mass of people crowding Waverley Station, certain that if they were separated in the chaos she’d never be able to find him again.

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  8. Happy Friday!

    Today I shared the first line of one of my next reads In Another Time by Caroline Leech. It’s a YA historical romance set during WWII in the Scottish Highlands. Here, though, I’ll share something from the book I am currently reading, See All the Stars by Kit Frick. I’m on chapter 31 now so I’m going to share the first line of that chapter.

    I grabbed Jenni before fourth, on our way into the sky dome.

    Enjoy your weekend. May it be filled with great books 📚📚📚

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  9. I hope to get to this one soon!!
    I’m about to start Hiding in Plain Sight by Mary Ellis, so I’ll share that first line here:
    It wouldn’t have taken much to turn a lousy day into something left of atrocious.

    Have a fantastic weekend!


  10. I’m sharing from True Grit by Charles Portis today, here is a line from the ebook at 7%:

    “If Papa had a failing it was his kindly disposition. People would use him. I did not get my mean streak from him.”

    Happy Friday!

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  11. On my blog, I’ve shared the first line from Kim Vogel Sawyer’s upcoming novel Ours For a Season. Right now, I’m just finishing up As the Tide Comes In by Cindy and Erin Woodsmall. I’m going to share the first line from chapter 36 here:

    “Luella drove toward church as Tara fidgeted with notes to her speech.”

    Hope you have a great weekend filled with relaxing reading time! 😃📚

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  12. I’m reliably informed this is another excellent Carrington novel, and I’m looking forward to reading it.

    I’m sharing from Know You More by Jan Thompson on my blog – it’s the latest addition to my never-ending to-read pile. And it’s currently free on Kindle (for around another 24 hours).

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