Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – July 22

22 Jul

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings

Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.
can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read,
making sure that you include the title and author so others know what
you’re reading.
If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs

Bedeviled Eggs by Laura Childs

“He reads Mario Puzo,” Suzanne murmured, focusing on a couple that was eyeing each other warily. “She likes Charlaine Harris.”

“Could be a match made in heaven,” said Toni, brushing her hands against her apron after hastily arranging a plate of sugar cookies.

“Only if you believe in a vampire who’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse,” Suzanne, as she glanced over the crowd of hopeful single that had jammed the Cackleberry Club this Sunday afternoon.”

OK, I shared more than just a few opening sentences – more like a few opening paragraphs.  But I think this is a great opening – especially for anyone familiar with the book world.

Bedeviled Eggs is the second in Childs’ Cackleberry Club Mysteries. I love the Cackleberry Club – restaurant, tea shop, book nook, and yarn shop all in one – it’s my dream retirement job – well maybe not the restaurant. I only like to cook for fun, not work.  If you’ve not yet read tried this series, I highly recommend that you add it to your TBR list.  Recipes are included at the end of the book.

The Friday 56

The Friday 56

  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post
    that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these
    instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the
    comments section of Freda’s Voice
  • Post a link along with your post back to Freda’s Voice
Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

The Fox Inheritance

The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson (to be released August 30, 2011)

“Focus on the goal and not on where the road is bumpy.”


Posted by on July 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Book Beginnings and Friday 56 – July 22

  1. laurelrainsnow

    July 22, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I like the beginning and the p. 56 excerpts.

    You’re right about that opener…it brings the reader into the scene, and we can see, feel, and possibly smell the world the characters inhabit. It looks like a great, cozy mystery.


  2. irene

    July 22, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I enjoyed Laura Childs books too. Great 56.

  3. Hattie Norman

    July 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I have read two or three of Laura Childs’ cozies. Those books are wonderful. Your beginning makes me want to go read one now at this very moment.:)

  4. Juju at Tales of Whimsy

    July 22, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I love that opener. Too cute 🙂

    Here is my BBF 🙂

  5. Freda

    July 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Great 56! Good words to live by! Thanks for participating!

  6. Sherrie

    July 22, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Well, here goes by TBR list growing longer. That series sounds delightful. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Between The Lines

    July 23, 2011 at 2:32 am

    That is a great excerpt from page 56! It’s a wonderful thing to remember and to try and live by, especially when the going gets tough. Thanks for sharing!


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