- 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, A Game of Cones by Abby Collette, the latest book in the Ice Cream Parlor Mystery Series. The excerpts shared are from an eBook provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Beginning: A wave of discontent settled over the dusty, low-lit room.
56% of eBook: "And how did you come to that conclusion?" Rory said, then she looked at me, leaning over her plate ready for another mouthful. "And how did you know that's what she meant?"
My thoughts . . . The small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, is once again the backdrop for a suspicious murder. And when she's not serving up mouth-watering scoops of ice cream at Crewse Creamery, Bronwyn "Win" Crewse teams up with her friends to find the guilty party. Quirky villagers and family members make this a fun cozy mystery series.
From GoodReads: Bronwyn Crewse is
delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned
for decades, is restored to its former glory and serving sweet frozen
treats to happy customers in the picturesque small town of Chagrin
Falls, Ohio. But when a big city developer comes to town intent on
building a mall, a killer with a frozen heart takes him out.
After literally stumbling across the body, one of Win's closest friends becomes the prime suspect, and to make things worse, Win's aunt has come to town with the intention of taking command of Crewse Creamery. Even though Win has a rocky road ahead to help her friend and keep her ice cream shop, it'll take more than a sprinkle of murder to stop her from solving the crime and saving the day.
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