Friday, January 10, 2014

January 9th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Well, it looks like I took a couple of weeks off from Book Beginnings and Friday 56.  No, not on purpose.  But I was out of town for Christmas, and then the New Year's day off messed me up last week.  But I'm back, and it's Friday, so let's get to it.



This week, I'm reading an ARC of Murder With Ganache by Lucy Burdette.  This is actually the first in the series I've read even though it is book four.  The book will come out the beginning of February, but you can read my review some time next week (I'm only about 60 pages into it right now).

So, let's get to it, shall we?  The book starts like this:

Faster than a speeding KitchenAid mixer, I scraped the freshly squeezed lime juice and lime zest into the bowl and beat the batter to a creamy pale green.

Yes, I'm already drooling.

And, from page 56, we find:

"But what if he's in trouble?" Allison asked, her worried gaze flickering from my father's from back to me.

So that my first Friday Meme post for 2014.  See you back next week.

18 comments:

  1. That's a cute opening. I wonder who is in trouble and why. Came over from The Friday 56 and became a new follower. Good luck with your reading this year.

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    1. I used that quote from page 56 just to make you wonder. ;)

      Thanks for the follow.

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  2. Love a good cozy! I have read another book by this author, so I'm game. Enjoy! Here's MY FRIDAY POST

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    1. I'd read some of the books she'd written under before she took a pen name, but I'm really enjoying this one more than I did those.

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  3. Wow I love the first sentence very vivid and interesting. Great way to start. Hope the rest of the book is as good. I just love ARC's when I get one it makes me feel like a giddy child that has candy no one else has.

    Have a good week
    Caroline

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    1. The book has been better than I was expecting - completely enjoyable. The first sentence's promise has been met.

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  4. Sounds like a fun read! That opening made my mouth water!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. There are lots of places this book is making my mouth water.

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  5. I am SO into cozy mysteries! I wanna read this!

    Here is my snapshot post.

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    1. If you like cozies, I think you'll like this one.

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  6. Oooooo....love my KitchenAid Mixer. :) Sounds delish and good.

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. Very delish, even if I don't have a KitchenAid Mixer. Mine's a Mix Master.

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  7. Oops!! I left the wrong link previously.

    Here is my correct post!

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  8. Sounds like a very good dish. I love how she works the Kitchen Aide mixed in.

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    1. I did have to laugh at the "product placement." Is that even a thing in a novel?

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  9. I love how it starts….I wonder what she's baking???

    Linking from Friday 56,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. I must admit I did spoil what she was making in my review, which was posted on Wednesday. But it's not anything critical to the plot, so I'm not feeling guilty about it at all.

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