Friday, March 25, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - March 25th

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 reading this one.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

Cassandra Bennett-McGuire stared up at her mid-sized Craftsman.  Large tapered tan pillars held the wide front porch's roof at bay.  White wooden banisters framed in the rest.  Cedar-shaked dormers rose to create the second story.

From 56% on my Kindle...

A service was held in which an empty casket was buried since his remains were not recovered.  Henrietta had an outburst at the funeral before storming out of the church.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A new town.

A haunting legend.

New beginnings or the beginning of the end?

After Cassie MacGuire’s husband dies in a plane crash along with her father, both her and her mother, Lily Bennett, are left as widows. Looking to make a new start, they move together to the quiet seaside town of Hideaway Bay. But their new home, Whispering Manor, has a reputation stretching back centuries. Legends of ghosts, paranormal disturbances and pirate treasure are all associated with the former sea captain’s mansion, starting with the death of its first mistress, Henrietta Blanchard.

When Cassie stumbles upon Henrietta’s journal and Lily uncovers a more recent tragedy in the home, they begin to wonder if the stories may be fact instead of fiction. When the strange occurrences turn dangerous, Lily and Cassie will have to investigate to save their home and possibly even their very lives!

Ghosts, Lore & a House by the Shore is the charming first installment in this small, seaside town mother-daughter cozy mystery series by Nellie H. Steele

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I like the opening and premise and snippet. Sounds like a good read. Enjoy your weekend. My first line Friday is up as well.

  2. "I believe God is the only one who knows the human heart."

    Last Seen Alive by Joanna Schaffhausen

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

  3. Fun title, and intriguing 56! Happy weekend!

  4. That looks good. I like ghost stories.

  5. I like the cover, I hope you enjoy it!!

  6. Oh this looks really good and I love the teasers! Thanks for sharing!


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