Friday, June 14, 2024

Book Beginnings on Fridays/The Friday 56 - June 14th

This week I'm joining in Book Beginnings on Friday. It's hosted by Rose City Reader.  This is where we post the beginning of the books we are reading or will be reading.  

I'm also joining in for the Friday 56.  

Freda at Freda's Voice started and hosted The Friday 56 for a long, long time. She is taking a break and Anne at My Head if Full of Books has taken on hosting duties in her absence. Please visit Anne's blog and link to your Friday 56 post.

*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 just finished this one and loved it.  It's the 4th in the series.

Book Beginnings

"The Poconos or Put-in-Bay?"  I waved two travel brochures in front of my good friend and restaurant chef, Peter Huang. My boyfriend, Adam, was planning a weekend getaway for my upcoming birthday and he'd left me in charge of location selection.

From 56% on my e-reader 

After work I rushed home and readied myself for dinner with my family, both mentally and physically.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Amateur sleuth Lana Lee returns for another charming cozy Noodle Shop Mystery in Vivien Chien's Wonton Terror...

The Asian community is kicking off summer with the return of its popular Cleveland Night Market festivities, and Lana Lee is excited to represent the Ho-Lee Noodle House booth with her favorite chef, Peter Huang. Lana is confident that the evening marks the beginning of a great season to come. Not only is she looking forward to the warm temperatures, but her birthday is only weeks away, her handsome boyfriend, Detective Adam Trudeau, is planning a romantic get-away. Life couldn't be better.

But before she can get too accustomed to the idea of a carefree summer, an explosion involving a nearby food truck, Wonton on Wheels, kills one of the proprietors and injures several others in the nearby vicinity.

When the authorities discover that this was no accident, the family members of the dead man become the number-one suspects in a front-page murder story. Lana and her best friend, Megan Riley, fall back into detective mode. But as they uncover family secrets of abuse and angry costumers, Lana's own family drama raises its head. Will Lana be able to juggle everything the universe is throwing at her, or has she jumped from the frying pan to the fire?

What do you think?  What are you sharing today?


  1. I am so glad you enjoyed this book. The thought of won tons got my mouth watering! Ha!

    I'm back after bing out of the country for two weeks and kind of left Friday56 on auto-pilot. Thanks for being a loyal participant!

  2. The sly humor of this book sounds delightful.

  3. I am craving Chinese food now. :)

  4. I keep telling myself I'll start this series. I love that title! I love that opening. Now I'm wondering where I would go if my husband offered to take me out of town for my birthday . . . Have a great weekend, Yvonne!

  5. Intriguing, as are so many of the books you review. I only wish I had time for all of them.

  6. I loved the first book and can't wait to read the rest of the series. This one looks really good!


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