Friday, July 9, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - July 9th

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice. If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

I'm also joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader

I just finished this one and really enjoyed it.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

The machinery sloshed, whirred, jangled, and clinked as I stood in breathless anticipation at the end of the conveyer belt on the factory floor.  Where is it?  Come on!  After another jangle and clink, the rubber safety strips that hung over the machine's exit hatch swung outward, and there it was - the first jar of my Firefly brand moonshine, the mason jar's aluminum lid sparkling in the light from the fixtures overhead.

From 56% on my Kindle...

I had a right to seek evidence to defend myself, and I'd be doing the detective a favor if I could point her in the right direction.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this intoxicating new cozy mystery series, the future for modern-day moonshiner Hattie Hayes looks bright--until death darkens the doorstep of her Moonshine Shack.

The Hayes family has made moonshine in Chattanooga since the days of Prohibition, and Hattie is happy to continue the tradition, serving up fun, fruity flavors in mason jars for locals and tourists alike. All signs indicate her new 'shine shop will be a smashing success. What's more, mounted police officer Marlon Landers has taken a shine to Hattie. For the first time ever, the stars seemed to have aligned in both her work and romantic life. But when a body ends up on her store's doorstep alongside a broken jar of her Firefly Moonshine, it just might be lights out for her fledgling business.

The homicide detective can't seem to identify the person who killed the owner of a nearby bar. The only witness is Hattie's longhaired gray cat, and Smoky isn't talking. When the detective learns that the victim and Hattie had a heated exchange shortly before his murder, she becomes her prime suspect.

Lest Hattie end up behind bars like her bootlegging great-grandfather a century before, she must distill the evidence herself and serve the killer a swift shot of justice.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I like the quotes for this one, especially the beginning. The writing really conveys the character's anticipation. Enjoy your current read!

  2. Ooh moonshine and murder makes for a great combination! The cover is so colourful as well, looks like a really nice read! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. This story combines some of my favorite things: family, moonshine, and a mystery! Enjoy! Here's mine: “KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS”

  4. Sounds like a good one! Happy weekend!

  5. I love that excerpt from 56%. Says every amateur detective in a cozy. LOL This sounds like a fun one. I am glad you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend, Yvonne!

  6. I thought that this was such a fun start to the series. I'm glad you enjoyed it too!

  7. What a cute kitty on the cover.

    Happy reading!

  8. Sounds really interesting! I hope you enjoy it!


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