Friday, January 22, 2021

January 22nd's Book Beginning and Friday 56

 Welcome to this week's Book Beginning and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring A Pairing to Die For, the second in the fun Colorado Wine Mysteries by Kate Lansing.

I really enjoyed the first in this series, and this one was just as fun.

Here's how it begins:

I should have brought flowers.  A pacifying bouquet of lilies, hydrangeas, and daisies.  Instead, foolishly, I brought wine, and left myself open to a world of criticism from my boyfriend's judgy family.

Jumping ahead to 56% into the book, we've got this:

"You should be more careful who you sneak up on," she says, her focus entirely on the task at hand.
"I tried to holler so I wouldn't spook you."
"It'll take more than that to catch me off guard."  There's a twinkle in her gray eyes.

The book comes out on Tuesday.  My review won't be up until Thursday, but don't wait until then.  It's a great book.  (But come back Thursday to read my full review.)


  1. The cover is so colorful. Thanks for sharing and have a great Friday!

  2. A pacifying bouquet... What an interesting description! Sounds like a fun read and as if you've enjoyed it!

    Have a good weekend.

    Elza Reads

  3. Nice! Plus cute cover and title. My post is here

  4. That's quite an opening to the story. I'm glad to hear you liked this one. :-)

  5. This one is tempting me! I love the sound of it and it has such a great cover.

  6. I love the idea of a mystery series with a wine/winery theme!

  7. Sounds like a fun one! Happy weekend!

  8. It's the second excerpt that won me over. This sounds like a fun cozy. I am glad you enjoyed it, Mark! Have a great weekend!