Thursday, February 28, 2013

Book Beginnings and Friday 56 for March 1st

Yeah!  We made it to Friday.  Time for another edition of Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm reading Cana Rising by Dinah Swan.  I just passed the half way point at lunch time, so I'll be reviewing it at some point next week.

But here's the first sentence of the prologue:

"Sheree, you're a stooge and a druggie," Scott Bridges said.  "You can't just boogie.  You want to go to jail?"

And here's chapter one's first sentence:

Mary Alice Tate knew how to put on a party.

And now, turning to page 56, we find:

Mary Alice sipped her cognac.  "So you'd really get married to get elected governor?"

I am enjoying this book.  I'm just having a hard time finding reading time.


  1. So we've got boogies, parties and elections? This sounds quite exciting!! I'm a new follower :) Thanks for sharing! Here's my Friday post!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  2. LOL @ the prologue.
    Judging from the prologue, I'd say the first chapter would have to ring true... lol
    And the 56 is intriguing.

  3. I like all three lines for the reasons you guys mentioned.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. That is an opening that should be read out loud to appreciate. It has quite a ring to it.

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings on Fridays!

    Rose City Reader

  5. Sounds like there's a lot of partying going on here!
    My Friday 56

  6. Partying before the murder happens, anyway.

    Thank you both for stopping by.

  7. Have not heard of this title before but it sounds like an entertaining read - enjoy.

  8. It's an indy/self-published book. I'm enjoying it, although I wish the pace were a little better.