Friday, September 1, 2023

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - September 1st

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 halfway through this one and enjoying it.  The excerpts are from the E-ARC.

First Chapter

"Dead people have the best books."

From 56% on my e-reader.

He threw his hands up in the air.  "I'm not sure why you asked for my help if you're just going to ignore everything I say."

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Phoebe Winchester is back on the case in Raven Creek when a body is discovered at an estate sale in Gretchen Rue’s second book in the Witches’ Brew mystery series, perfect for fans of Laura Childs and Cleo Coyle.

Ever since she moved to Raven Creek, Washington, Phoebe Winchester knew she would have to grow accustomed to having a lot on her plate. She’s beginning to make the Victorian manor she inherited from her dear and adventurous Aunt Eudora feel more like home, successfully running the bookstore and tea shop, The Earl’s Study, and learning to harness her recently discovered magical powers. But when she discovers a dead body at an estate sale—even Phoebe wonders if this is simply too much.

Rumors of Phoebe’s involvement force her to take action; she needs to find the killer and clear her own name, once again. She enlists Rich Lofting, the handsome private detective and her childhood friend, in her investigation, all while she sorts out her unresolved feelings for him. Is there something more sinister lurking in the shadows of this small tight-knit town? And does Phoebe really want to find out?

With a dash of magic, a pinch of sleuthing skills, and a spoonful of friendly assistance, Phoebe needs to uncover the killer to keep Raven Creek safe once again. But if she doesn’t—will she find herself in even more hot water?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. Oh, this sounds like such a fun read. I have not read anything by her yet. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, Yvonne ☕📚🌞💛

  2. This sounds really good!!! Happy weekend!

  3. Sounds like a good fit for the season. I do enjoy a good cozy now and then.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. That first line made me snicker. I also wonder what's next. I hope you enjoy this one. Have a great weekend!

  5. I also laughed at the first line. I know I'd love this author's sense of humor.

  6. That looks good and the cover is adorable. XO

  7. I just read this one and really liked it! I hope you're enjoying it.


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