Friday, March 3, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - March 3rd

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 listing to this cozy mystery this week.  It's off to a great start.

First Chapter

The gas gauge on my car was so far past the "E" that it was trembling into the black no man's land beyond the red line.  As I pulled up in front of a familiar old Victorian mansion, the car gave a shudder, a sputter and then died with one final sigh.

From 56% on my e-reader...

"Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm going to assume you don't know much about witches, am I right?"

Synopsis from Goodreads:

For fans of Laura Childs and Amanda Flowers, it’s teatime in Raven Creek—but a murder at the The Earl’s Study sets the stage for an intoxicating brew of small-town chicanery with a hint of the supernatural.

Phoebe Winchester’s beloved aunt Eudora has a taste for adventure—and a knack for making magical tea. It’s even rumored that she just might be a witch. So when Eudora passes away and leaves everything to her niece—her Victorian mansion, her bookshop/tea store, The Earl’s Study, and one very chubby orange cat named Bob—Phoebe gets more than she bargained for. And she knows she’s in deep when a dead man is found on the shop’s back step, apparently killed while trying to break in.

Two suspects immediately emerge among the townspeople of Raven Creek, Washington. There’s village busybody Dierdre Miller, who seems desperate to buy Eudora’s house, and handsome PI Rich, one of Phoebe’s childhood friends—but how well does she really know him after all these years apart?

Phoebe knows she should leave it to the professionals, but as she starts to dig into the underbelly of Raven Creek, she begins to uncover the truth about Eudora. What’s more, her aunt might not have been the only witch in the family, as Phoebe soon discovers she has unique and unexpected gifts of her own.

Now, it’s just a matter of putting her newfound power to the test and cast a spell that could catch a killer.

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I mistakenly read the title as "Sleeped to Death" which of course isn't a word but made me think about sleeping and wondering if I could sleep to death. Ha!

  2. The 56 quote is fun. That opening sentence makes me a little nervous.

  3. This sounds like another delightful cozy. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “IT’S ONE OF US”

  4. You've captured my attention with both snippets! Sounds like such a fun read!! Happy weekend!

  5. I love a good cozy, and a dash of the paranormal makes it even better. This one sounds like fun! Hope you love it.


  7. That looks good. Cute cover too.

  8. Sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great weekend!

  9. I'm so excited about this one. I really enjoyed the first book!


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