Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

Welcome to the Memorial Day Weekend edition of Book Beginning and Friday 56.  Anyone else ready for the long weekend?  (At least here in the states.  I know this is only an American holiday.)

This week, I'm back to just one book, A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson.

I'm about a third of the way through the book and really enjoying it.  It's part of what is turning into a theme week for me - farm week.  Come back next week for two books and an ornament related to that theme.

But that's next week.  For today, what do you say we get to some quotes.  Here's how this book begins.

Early mornings at Washington Acres were dead quiet.  It was usually Megan Sawyer's favorite part of the day, a time when the farm's inhabitants went about their daily routines silently, ghosts in a tranquil pre-dawn landscape.  Today there was a disturbance in the air, an almost palpable sense of something amiss.

I'm going to cheat a little with the 56 this week.  Page 56 doesn't have any grabber quotes.  But on page 54, we find this one:

"My grandmother is in her eighties.  It's absolutely ridiculous to think she'd have anything to do with Simon's murder."
"I know, Megan.  I know."  Clover looked up.  "But then why is she being so secretive?"

That's it for this week.  Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.  On my agenda?  Finishing this book, of course.


  1. I saw the cover and thought of our garden when I was growing up. The vegetables never taste as good as they did back then. We would grab a tomato off the view, wipe it on our shirt and proceed to eat it like an juicy and delicious! Thanks for evoking that memory on this beautiful Friday morning.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  2. Such a fun cover and I don't think I've read a cozy with a farm theme. Something to add to my list.

    My 56 from Sunborn Rising

  3. I loved this book! I'm really looking forward to the next in the series! Have a great weekend! I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine...

  4. So, why is she being so secretive? My 56 book is Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs. Happy reading!

  5. Looks like a fun read! Happy Memorial Day long weekend!

  6. I really like other books by Wendy Tyson but haven't read this one yet. It sounds really good.

  7. Great cover. Perfect beginning -- sets the scene and starts the action.

    Thanks for playing along on BBOF, even though I didn't have a Mr. Linky this week!

  8. Seeing that cover - I planted tomatoes yesterday! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  9. I like the beginning and can understand why that would be someone's favorite time on a farm - cute cover! Here's my Friday meme