Friday, January 15, 2021

January 15th's Book Beginning and Friday 56

We've made it to Friday again!  That means it is time for this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I have the first in a new series, The Broken Spine by Dorothy St. James.

This debut was a lot of fun.  I'm already looking forward to book two in the series.  It officially releases on Tuesday, and my review will be up then.

Meanwhile, here's now the book begins:

No one in the moderately sized rural southern town of Cypress would ever suspect their stalwart assistant librarian of breaking into the library where she worked.

I read an eARC, and when I got to 56% into the book, this was the first sentence:

"Mrs. Farnsworth didn't come in this morning.  I have alerted the police.  They're looking for her."

I normally read over and see what the best teaser is for the Friday 56, but I figured I couldn't top that, could I?

I hope you'll come back Tuesday to read my review.  In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Oooh, what a curious opening! As a librarian myself, I would 100% suspect a librarian of breaking into a library. That sounds like the perfect crime right there, and obviously they have motive. ;) This sounds like a really good read! I hope you enjoy it.

    Here's my Friday post.

  2. Interesting! I definitely want to learn more. Can't wait for your review on Tuesday!

  3. Library cozies are so much fun. Of course, if the thief was a hardened bibliophile like me, all they'd steal would be books.

  4. Sounds intriguing!! Happy weekend!

  5. This does sound fun. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. I enjoyed this one too and am looking forward to more. I look forward to your review. Mine's going up this next week too. :-) Have a great weekend!