Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Well, look at this.  It's finally time for Book Beginning and Friday 56.  Yes, it's been one of those weeks.  But any week that starts after two days at Disneyland is definitely going to suffer in comparison.

But I'm not here to whine.  I'm here to tease you with a couple of excerpts from The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen.




This is the newest in her Molly Murphy series set in early 1900's New York City.  It actually comes out on Tuesday, but thanks to an ARC, I've actually read the book.  Come back on Tuesday to see what I thought of it.  (Here's a clue - I love this series.)

For today, here's how it begins:

"Don't open your eyes until I tell you." - His hand gripped my forearm as he half-lifted, half-dragged me down from the hansom cab.

Page 56 doesn't give me too much to work with since it is the ending of a chapter.  But there are several great lines on it.  I decided to go with this one:

Daniel took the papers from me and examined them, frowning.  "That's an acute observation, Molly.  But if there was one murder he couldn't commit, how would we ever find out about it?"

That's a good question, wouldn't you agree?

As I said, come back on Tuesday to read my full review.  In the mean time, have a great weekend.

26 comments:

  1. Hmm, well gripping enough. I would like to know why and what and...well there you go, I would read on.

    My beginning is right here: http://www.bookpunks.com/so-it-begins-flex-by-ferrett-steinmetz/

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  2. Rhys Bowen is wonderful. I've read about two or three in this (mystery) series. Had forgotten about Rhys Bowen. Don't see her name often. Glad you were able to snag an ARC.

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    1. I agree her books are wonderful. I never miss one since she's a favorite.

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  3. I enjoy stopping in and seeing what cozy mystery you will be sharing this week. I wonder why he doesn't want her to look.?. :-)
    Friday Memes

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    1. It's a very sweet reason. And that's all I will say.

      Thanks for stopping by so regularly.

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  4. I love Bowen's Royal Spyness series but haven't tried this one. Love the excerpts! It is hard for real life to live up to Disneyland!

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    1. All three of her series are wonderful. Just need to find the time to read her MG fantasy series, too.

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  5. Really starts off with the action. I haven't read Rhys Bowen yet. The TBR grows!

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    1. You really need to fix that Rhys is a wonderful writer.

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  6. 1900's New York pulled me in right from the start.

    Sounds great. Love the cover too.

    ENJOY!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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    1. If the time/setting interests you, you will absolutely love this series.

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  7. The opening could be happy or scary! Is she being abducted? Or maybe the man grabbing her arm has a nice surprise for her. I'd keep reading to find out more (and I'll watch for your review). This sounds like a good series.
    My Friday post features A QUILT FOR CHRISTMAS.

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    1. Yes, it is a little vague. It's why I liked that beginning. :)

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  8. This sounds fantastic - I'm going to have to look into it.

    Check out my 56.

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  9. Good surprise or bad surprise? Good beginning either way!

    I haven't been leaving comments for awhile, but I appreciate you participating in BBOF. Thanks!

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    1. I'm not telling!

      And I enjoy BBOF every week, so thanks for hosting.

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  10. I can't wait to see your review for this book.

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  11. Looks cool from the cover, not sure I have heard of this author.

    Stormi
    Friday Memes

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    1. The covers in this series are all great.

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  12. I love the era of your read!
    Hope you had a great Disney trip!
    Happy weekend!

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    1. I had a fantastic Disney trip, and the era is definitely fascinating.

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  13. Have you read other books in the series? Sounds fun. Anne's Friday Quotes

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    1. I've been reading this series since it started. It's definitely a favorite of mine.

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