Friday, May 20, 2022

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - May 20th

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

First Chapter

"Say cheese and give me a big smile for the camera."  I snickered at my silliness and pressed the shutter release on my trusty Olympus.  Though I knew there would be no red eyes, bunny ears over the head, or outrageous mugging, I checked the photo and snapped three more frames of my subject.

From 56% on my Kindle...

" 'Yes ma'am.' " Laurel got to her feet.  "Let's have lunch.  Anger makes me hungry."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Robyn Cavanagh enjoys a thriving second career as a portrait photographer in her beloved suburban hometown of Garland, New York. Having built a large portfolio of high school senior photos and family portraits, Robyn is thrilled when math teacher Brooke Gibson hires her to take photos of a different subject: 16 Clover Lane, the house Brooke has recently inherited from her late great-aunt. Brooke will soon put the home on the market and wants Robyn to take the photos for the real estate listing. Robyn thinks the cozy house will attract prospective buyers—until she finds bride-to-be Brooke’s battered body in the garden shed.

When Brooke’s mother asks her help in canceling the wedding plans, Robyn plays amateur sleuth and gathers clues while also collecting refunds from Brooke’s wedding vendors. With help from her friend Will Vonderlin, Robyn assembles evidence of a possible love triangle, financial indiscretions, and neighborhood feuds and builds a suspect list that includes Brooke’s fiancĂ©, a jealous relative, a longtime rival, and a shady bartender. The clues lead Robyn to the killer and a spectacular July Fourth finale complete with a marching band and a parade of howling dogs.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. The opening instantly grabbed my attention. Have a great weekend!

  2. Sounds like a good book. I don't know if anger makes me hungry, but being hungry can make me angry. Hangry is a real thing.

  3. Sounds like an interesting read! Bodies in the garden and all that :) Have a great weekend and happy reading!

  4. Sounds like a great book! I haven't read this type of book in a while.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog

  5. Sounds so good! I love books about photography, and also about old houses. Enjoy! Here's “ADULT ASSEMBLY REQUIRED”

  6. Sounds like a good one! Happy weekend!


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