Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings


It's Friday . . . time to share book excerpts with:
  • Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, where bloggers share the first sentence or more of a current read, as well as initial thoughts about the sentence(s), impressions of the book, or anything else that the opening inspires.  
  • The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice, where you grab a book and turn to page 56 (or 56% of an ebook), find one or more interesting sentences (no spoilers), and post them.
Today I'm featuring a recent blog tour read, Murder Between the Pages by Linda Hope Lee.  It's the first book in the new Nina Foster Mystery Series. The excerpts shared are from the electronic version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Murder Between the Pages (The Nina Foster Mystery Series Book 1)

Beginning:  Chapter One
"The estate looks elegant and the food tastes superb, but the book is trash," Larry Hardisty announced.
56% of eBook (approximately):  Nina leaned forward.  "Why did she want to destroy your career?  I know she was jealous of your success, but to destroy you is extreme."
My thoughts:  This book has many appeal factors for me: the Pacific Northwest setting, a protagonist who is a librarian, and the first book of a new series.  You can read my review here, and enter a giveaway for an Amazon gift card.

From Goodreads:   It's a sad day for librarian Nina Foster when she discovers her good friend, bookstore owner Wildeen Bergman, dead on her office floor. Worse yet, another friend, romance writer Zelma Duke, becomes the police's prime suspect. Nina knows Wildeen had something on Zelma. Was it enough to warrant murder? Handsome Stephen Kraslow, owner of the local newspaper, joins forces with Nina to find out the truth. The quest takes them on a dangerous journey of twists and turns before they reach the final outcome.

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  1. I think the book sounds fun, but the cover disturbs me somehow. Ha!

  2. I have the same appeal factors, so I'll be wanting to add this one to my list. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Your first two reasons for liking the book are the same ones I would choose: the Pacific Northwest and the lbrarian.

  4. You have me intrigued!! I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  5. The same things that drew you to this one would draw me to it, I think!

  6. This book is right up my alley! Thanks for playing along on Book Beginnings!

    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!