Friday, January 7, 2022

January 7th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's been way too long since I did Book Beginnings and Friday 56, at least on a regular basis.  I need to get back into that habit.

And I'm kicking off the new year with The Turncoat's Widow by Mally Becker.

This is the first in a historical mystery series set during the Revolutionary War.  I finished the book already, and I really enjoyed it.  It's a bit darker than the cozies I often read, but only just a little.

And it's got a couple of good teasers.

Here's how the book begins:

Rebecca's laughter floated above the symphony of clinking chain and creaking wood as the British prison ship rocked gently at anchor.

That certainly caught my attention as I wondered what exactly was going on.  Meanwhile, on page 56, we find this:

"You would place me in grave danger."

Even out of context, I like that quote, but in context, the main character is speaking to General Washington.

That's all for this week.  I'll be reviewing the book on Thursday, so I hope you'll come back to read my full review then.

In the meantime, have a great weekend.


  1. I love a good historical mystery. I will have to check this one out.

  2. I'm always keen on historical fiction. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

  3. I like the sound of that. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh laughing at a prison ship is not the best thing, I think xD I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'm definitely hoping to read more historical fiction this year! I hope you have a lovely weekend :) Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. I adore a good historical mystery, will definitely be considering this one!

  6. I'm always looking for a good historical mystery. Adding this one to my wishlist right now. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  7. I don't usually read historicals, but this does sound good and it's a mystery. Those always get my interest.

  8. Prison ship?! Intriguing!!! Happy weekend!

  9. A prison with some laughing. I'd read on to find out more.