Friday, July 23, 2021

July 23rd's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's Friday!  That means it is time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris.


This is the second book in her Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery series.  It's official publication date is this coming Tuesday, but I've already finished my ARC.  In fact, I finished it a week ago, and I can't wait to share how much I loved it.

But that's next week.  For today, let's look at how the book begins:

My shoes slapped the wet sand as I tried to make out what was up ahead of me through the swirling fog.

Is that a great opening or what?  Sets the scene and introduces a hint of mystery.  I love it!

Let's take a look at page 56:

I jerked awake and looked around, unable to figure out where I was.  Boone's.  The memories of my day washed over my like a rogue wave.

Another good quote, right?  We've all been there, waking up and trying to remember what is going on.

I'll have my full review up when the book comes out on Tuesday.  I'll be offering a giveaway of this book as well, so I hope you'll come back.

Speaking of giveaways, I'm hosting a giveaway of the book I featured last week.  It just started on Thursday, so there's plenty of time to enter still.

Hope you have a great weekend.


  1. Those two quotes really do set a great, mysterious mood! All swirling fog, rogue waves and maybe pirate skeletons, going off the cover? I'm glad you enjoyed it! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. I've heard of Sherry Harris, but haven't read any of her cozy mysteries. Glad to hear you've enjoyed it.

    Have a good weekend!

    Elza Reads

  3. Sounds good to me! Happy weekend!

  4. Pretty much every book by this author is on my TBR! I haven't read anything by her yet though I have several of her books.


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