Tuesday, April 30, 2019

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 


First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, now hosted by Vicki at I'd Rather Be At The Beach, where bloggers post the first paragraph(s) of a book they are currently reading or planning to read sometime soon. 

Today I'm featuring a recent blog tour read, Wed, Read & Dead by V.M. Burns. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version I received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  
Wed, Read & Dead (Mystery Bookshop, #4) 
Chapter 1

"If you don't get your fanny out of that dressing room in the next thirty seconds, I'll come in and drag you out."  

I recognized the tone in my grandmother's voice well enough to realize she meant business.  Three hours of trying on every bubble-gum-pink bridesmaid dress in South Harbor's one and only wedding shop had left all of us in a foul mood.  I took one last look at my reflection in the mirror and resigned myself to my fate.  The hoopskirt under my ballroom gown was so large I had to turn sideways and wiggle to get through the dressing room door, but given this was the seventh or eighth dress I'd tried on, I had mastered the technique fairly well. 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading?
This is V.M. Burns's fourth Mystery Bookshop Mystery book.  The series features an inviting bookstore setting, many laugh-out-loud moments (like the one above), and a group of close-knit family members and friends who become more endearing with each new installment. 

You can read my full review of Wed, Read & Dead and enter a contest for an Amazon gift card by clicking this link. My review of the first book, The Plot is Murder is here.

This First Chapter ~ First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution. Sharing this original post on Twitter with appropriate recognition is appreciated.


  1. Being British I cannot help but snigger like a naughty schoolgirl at that first line about ladies bits... oh the joys of language differences lol

    "If you don't get your fanny out of that dressing room in the next thirty seconds, I'll come in and drag you out."

  2. Oh yes, and that cover is so darn cute.

    Here is my pick:http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2019/04/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_30.html

  3. Sounds like a really fun cozy.

  4. Sounds like a fun read. Here's my link for today: https://wp.me/p4DMf0-1F1

  5. Trying on bridesmaid dresses sounds familiar...and unpleasant, especially if they have hoop skirts. LOL. I do love the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  6. Sounds good, I'd keep reading.