Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

We've made it!  It's Friday, which means it is time for this week's Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm going to use a book I just finished.  Just Killing Time is the first in a new series by Julianne Holmes.  I'll have a review and giveaway up on release day, which isn't until October 6th.

This is a very fun new cozy series, and I think the two quotes will show that.  Let's start with the beginning:

The brochure lied.  A week in the mountains of Vermont had not, in fact, helped me achieve a peaceful Zen that would pervade my life for the coming weeks, helping me approach old challenges with fresh energy.

Page 56 starts a new chapter, so I'm going to pull my second quote from another beginning of sorts.

The Sleeping Latte should have been called Ruth's Heaven.  The warm air that swept out the door as I walked in carried a mixture of scents that practically made me swoon: fresh-baked goods, strong coffee, and a faint hint of cedar.

And there you have it for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Interesting quotes. Make me want to read the book.

  2. That one is most definitely going on my list. :)

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  3. You're right, these quotes make me want to check it out!

  4. Love the beginning because I always roll my eyes when I read those kind of advertisings! Also, now I really want to find myself a bakery that also sells coffee! Might have to check this one out :) Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great weekend!
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

  5. I love cozy mysteries and the beginning of this one cracks me up! I'll have to give this one a try. Here's My Book Beginnings and Friday 56

  6. Well, perhaps the cozy place in Vermont won't lead to Zen, but those scents would definitely make up for it!

    Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE HOUSE OF MEMORIES”

  7. This one is in my TBR. I can't wait to get started!

  8. I love the beginning. The character might not have found their zen, but I remember how relaxing and beautiful Vermont is and can understand why the slogan. Looks like a fun read though. Happy weekend!