Friday, October 22, 2021

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - October 22nd

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 started to listen to this one.

First Chapter

"Well, well, well."

Someone standing in the sun's rays cast a shadow over my lawn chair.  Dottie Swaggert, the manager and social coordinator of Happy Trails, and I had taken a few minutes to enjoy the pleasant early morning warmth by the campground's lake before the heat wave of the Indian summer took over in the afternoon.

From Page 56 on my Kindle...

After staring at her for a few minutes and burning her face into my memory, I flipped through the clubs and the candid shots.  

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Welcome to Normal, Kentucky where nothin' is normal!

Mae West is just getting settled into the RV lifestyle as owner of the local camp ground in Normal, Kentucky. The Happy Trails Camp Ground, located in the Daniel Boone National Park, has started to bring in tourists for the late summer vacationing family that love to hike, swim, fish, and enjoy the outdoor life.

The Laundry Club ladies are still holding court ( better known as gossip sessions) in the local laundry mat. They're spinning more tales than the washing machine spin cycle after there's a string of burglaries happening in their small, southern town.

Suddenly everyone in Normal is on alert after one of their own is found dead. Even though Mae West tries her best to stay out of it, she can't. After all, it's not good for business when a murderer is on the loose. Plus, Betts Hager, one of the Laundry Club ladies and Mae's good friend, is the number one suspect and now it's personal to Mae.

Mae has grown to love her RV community and now that she's found a place to belong, she's not going to let anyone ruin it, throwing her deep into using her amateur sleuthing skills to bring the real killer to justice.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I haven't read a cozy mystery with a camp ground setting. It seems like a pretty unique situation. Enjoy your current read!

  2. The title reminds me of the foodie TV show: Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Enjoy!

  3. Nothing like having to defend your new home! I do like how the opening immediately sets up a moment that seems confrontational, while the F56 seems like she's deep into her sleuthing already. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  4. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE DUTCH HOUSE”

  5. I think it sounds like a fun read. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Sounds like a good read to me! Happy weekend!

  7. I love the Daniel Boone National Park, but would not have guessed that location seeing the cover!
    Here is my Friday 56:

  8. I listened to the first book and enjoyed it so I need to keep going with the series. It's such fun!

  9. This looks like a lot of fun, and I love the cover!

    Visiting from F56


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