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

Today I’m happy to be featuring One Plus One Equals Trouble by Sondra Kraak. Claire and Barrett both need the teaching job they were hired for. The plan wasn’t to share the same job. However, tossed into an impossible solution that’s Exactly where they find themselves.


Pine Creek, Washington, 1891

          Killing Edward Stevens was beyond her proper ways.



You are sure to fall head-over-heels for this swoon-worthy story! Pick up your copy today for FREE!!  (e-copy FREE for a limited time. See link below)

 One Plus One Equals Trouble (Love that Counts #1)

Don’t miss out on the other books in this series:

  Two ways Home (Love that Counts #2)

  Three Words and a Kiss (Love that Counts #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.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books



21 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: One Plus One Equals Trouble

  1. That is such a great book! I’m behind and haven’t read the other two! Ughhh! I’m beta reading for a friend and my Kindle is upstairs and I’m too lazy to fetch it now! LOL!

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from “This Courageous Journey” by Misty M. Beller:

    “Today, we left the train – forever, if my aching limbs could decide the matter.”

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  3. This looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing. You already read my first line on my blog, but I’ll share it anyway. 🙂

    From A Heart for Freedom by Janet Grunst: Matthew removed the three-cornered hat and wiped the sweat from his brow as he headed down the narrow alley just off King Street. Every step felt like a drumbeat accompanying Lucas Stephens’ remarks from the day before.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Cute line! Here’s the first line from Reason to Breathe by Deborah Raney — “A beam of late-afternoon sun canted through the mullioned windows of the breakfast room in her parents’ house — Dad’s house now — casting a checkered shadow across the tile.”

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Hi! Happy Friday.

    I shared the first couple of lines from my current read, Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi. I have only started it today and am just on the second chapter, so I will share the first few lines from chapter 2 here instead.

    The girl’s braid hasn’t fallen out in three days. Her hair is sunlight incarnate, and the strand weave together in a smooth and seamless pattern that leaves me sick with wonder. I wish I could speak to her. I wonder if her voice is rough or soft.

    Hope you enjoy that. Happy weekend! 😀

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  6. Snagged a copy of that book above! It looks like a fun read. Thanks, Trish!
    My first line is from The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall. Kindle copy released this week.

    “What would it feel like to drown. . .to float listlessly down . . .down . . . beneath the chilled waters of the Atlantic?”

    How’s that for an enticing opening! The book was lying on the table because I just finished the review. It’s a terrific read.

    Mary Koester

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  7. Happy Friday, Trisha. 😃

    Today on my blog, I am sharing the first line from Gone Too Soon my Melody Carlson. So far, I am enjoying the book. I’m just starting chapter 4 in Gone Too Soon, so I will share it’s first line here.

    “I don’t think anyone observed me sneak out the backdoor.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend! 📚💜

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  8. Happy Friday!

    Todqy, my first lines come from A Vineyard Christmas by Jean Stone…

    The turnout was better than Annie had expected. It was, after all, a bitter, see-your-breath kind of morning, with a brisk December wind whirling around Vineyard Sound.

    Have an awesome weekend and stay warm!😊💕


  9. My first line is from My Heart Belongs in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by Murray Pura:
    It is about the Underground Railroad.
    Saturday night, early December 1860
    Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Five miles north of Gettysburg

    It was so black she could not see her hand even if she held it so close it touched her face.


  10. This looks comical! Thanks for the heads up I snagged a copy for my TBR 🙂
    On my blog this week I shared the first line of Searching for You by Jody Hedlund but it’s also my current read so I’ll share the first line from my current chapter (8) here: ” Sophie stretched and yawned, relishing the scent of bacon and coffee and something sweet.” I’m good for the bacon but I have to admit I don’t like coffee OR the smell of it (yes, I know I’m the odd-ball lol). Hope you have a great weekend!


  11. I enjoyed the novel you are featuring this week. 🙂 On my blog I’m featuring A Tale of Two Hearts: Book 2 in Once Upon a Time Dickens Christmas by Michelle Griep. I’m currently reading A Holiday by Gaslight by Mimi Matthews. Since I’m on Chapter Two, I will share the first line from this chapter. “You told him what?” Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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