First Line Fridays # 18: “Freedom’s Kiss”

It’s time for a new edition of First Line Fridays hosted by the Hoarding Books blog!


I decided to jump in to this week’s FLF with the beginning of an upcoming release from author Sarah Monzon: Freedom’s Kiss, the third novel in her Carrington Family series, that releases 8/6. I have big plans to binge-read this series soon! I mean the series is all split-time, and this one promises a foodie slant that I’m really excited about!

Freedom's Kiss

First Line:

Georgia, 1816

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

Your turn! Find the book closest to you and share your first line in the comments! Then, head over to Hoarding Books for the linky and visit other FLF posts!

30 thoughts on “First Line Fridays # 18: “Freedom’s Kiss”

  1. I’ve heard good things about this!

    I’m sharing from Open Circle by Stacy Monson on my blog. But today I’m sharing the first line from Then There Was You by Kara Issac, which has just won the 2018 RITA Award for Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements from Romance Writers of America.

    Congratulations, Kara!

    Here’s the first line:

    Paige McAlister didn’t think think it was possible, but there was something worse than being single and thirty at your nineteen-year-old sister’s wedding.

    • I LOOOOOOVE Then There Was You!!!! It’s so wonderful – I’m really happy for Kara. Happy weekend!

  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from Susan May Warren’s book “The Heat is On”.

    “Skye Doyle was going to get everyone killed.”

    • AH I love that book! And Rio. And Skye. And I’m super excited to know the conclusion! Happy Friday!

  3. A book with foodie content? Sign me up! My first line is from The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall. “To put it as simply as possible: this is the story of a polygamist who has an affair.”

    Happy Friday.

  4. Happy Friday!😎

    My First Lines come from If Ever I Would Leave You by Susan May Warren…….

    “Watching you die is the last thing I want to do on a Saturday morning.” Sierra said it in a low mutter, nearly under her breath, but Ian heard it anyway, a slash across his chest, right between the ribs.

    Have a great weekend, stay cool, and Happy Reading!😊💖📚

  5. Can’t wait to read this one!!!

    Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from Woman of Clay by Linda Caddick. I’m currently on chapter 11, so I will share the first line from this chapter.

    “Spring burst almost overnight in a full palette of brilliant colour, transforming the world into one which barely resembled the one Shana had inhabited just a week or two before.”

    Hope you have an excellent weekend filled with great reading time! 😁❤📚

    • SAME! I’m excited about the whole series.

      I’m longing for spring about now… or just cooler weather in general. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  6. I really like that first line! Powerful! On my blog I’m featuring The Purchased Bride by Kit Morgan. Here, I will share the first line from Chapter Four of that novel. “Herman Mayer wasn’t the brightest or the nicest man around, and he knew it.” Wishing you a great Friday!

  7. Happy Friday 🙂

    I’ve seen people talking about Freedom’s Kiss, but assumed it was a contemporary romance based on the cover. The opening line hooks me as a reader and I’ll be adding it to my extensive TBR pile. Although, I just saw that it is split time . . . so I may hold off on reading the series. This week’s FLF is Jen Turano’s A Match of Wits. I’m also reading Roseanna M. White’s Circle of Spies from the Culper Ring Series:

    “Marietta Hughes was the worst widow in the history of mourning.”

    Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂

    • From what I’ve heard about the Carrington series, I think it is more contemporary than historical in its time-splitting. I’m excited about it!

      Ooh, I’ve been interested in Roseanna’s series! I do love that era and fact about the Revolution. Happy reading!

  8. I can’t wait to read this soon!

    I’m sharing about “Trials of the Mighty” by Kenyon T. Henry on the blog today, but I’m currently reading “Unafraid” by Carey Scott. I’ll share the first line of chapter two.

    Authentic living. What does it even mean?

    Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  9. Happy Friday to you! 🙂 Over on my blog, I’m sharing the first line from The Auschwitz Escape, but here I’ll share the first line from another book on my TBR pile, Anne Graham Lotz’ The Daniel Prayer: “The air was electric. People were shouting, crying, pleading with God.”

    May I just also say that I love the picture of the mockingbird at the top of your blog? One of my favorite birds!

    • Happy weekend, Alicia!

      And THANK YOU! I love mockingbirds (obviously), except for when they crazily chirp at night and wake me up!

  10. Love that cover! I’m sharing from A Rebel Heart by Beth White on my blog today, here’s the first line of Chapter 2:

    “Spyglass pressed to his good eye, Daughtry crouched behind a tree at the edge of the creek running through Buckner’s Ravine.”

    Happy Friday!

    • I love the covor, too — especially to color palette. I’ve heard great things about Beth’s stories! Happy weekend!

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