Friday, January 6, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - January 6th

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'm hoping to read this one soon.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

Quinn Caine may have traveled all over the world, but she still thought nothing was more enchanting than springtime in Vienna, Virginia, especially driving with the windows down on Church Street.  That's where all the historic charm bloomed, with people she'd known since birth living close by.  This was her hometown.  Memories resided on each corner.  As did oversized bags of dog food.

From 56% on my e-reader...

"Wow, that one might rank in the top five corny dad jokes of all time."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Bookbinder Quinn finds herself in trouble when her ex's fiance turns up dead and if she's not careful, her days might be numbered.

Quinn Victoria Caine is back in her quirky town of Vienna, Virginia, starting her new life as a bookbinder in her family-owned, charm-for-days bookshop, Prose & Scones. With her trusty German Shephard RBG-'Ruff Barker' Ginsburg by her side, what can go wrong? Okay, sure, bumping into her ex, Scott, or her former high school nemesis, Tricia, is a drag. It certainly doesn't help they have acquired the new hobby of shoving their recent engagement in her face every chance they get. But that doesn't mean Quinn wanted to find Tricia dead in the road. So why does half the town think she may have done it?

Quinn is determined to find Tricia's killer, even if it means partnering with her cousin-turned-nun, Sister Daria, and Detective Aiden Harrington, her older brother's too-movie-star-handsome-for-his-own good, best friend. They believe she's innocent, but of course that doesn't influence the police, who peg her as their prime suspect. Or, at least until she's poisoned.

But there is no way Quinn is going to stop now. Vienna is her town and-for better or worse-Tricia was one of their own. Someone may have killed the mocking girl, but no one's going to stop the notorious QVC.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Now I need to read this book just to find out what the corny joke is. I live for them, after all.

  2. I have this on my list, also! I'm looking forward to seeing what we both think about it :)

  3. A somewhat-worldly main character who happily returns to her hometown and is confronted with her ex and his new girlfriend? Sounds charming!

  4. The 56 intrigues me immensely. I actually pride myself on telling dad jokes daily and even won a contest with it. Here is today's joke:

    What did one wall say to the other?
    "I'll meet you in the corner."


    Happy weekend!

  5. Great excerpts! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “SLEEP NO MORE”

  6. I like the first lines. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. Have a great weekend!

  7. That title! ha. The description makes it sound like a delightful cozy; hope you enjoy.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  8. Ooh, I want to read this! Thank you for sharing it.

  9. I have this one on my TBR! I got it confused with another bookish cozy and somehow let this series slip by. I need to fix that and pick this one up!


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