Monday, September 26, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring a recent read, The Second Mrs. Astor by Shana Abe. The excerpt shared is from a trade paperback borrowed from the library.

First Chapter:  June 1907

Newport, Rhode Island

The first time she saw him, she was essentially invisible: thirteen years old, a schoolgirl on holiday, her hair dripping from the sea, sleek wet mermaid curls clinging to her arms and back. She was nestled, legs tucked under her, in the coarse silvery sand of Bailey's Beach, her ruffled cap tossed beside her. Her nose was tingling hot and she didn't care, because it was breezy and warm, and the sun was a high glorious pinpoint, and if it were ladylike in the least to stretch out all the way in her bathing costume to make a sand angel, she would have.

 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The she referred to in the first paragraph is Madeleine Talmage Force, who at 18 becomes the bride of John Jacob "Jack" Astor. He was twenty-nine years her senior, but their relationship is portrayed as a true love match. Tragically, their future is forever changed when the couple are aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated voyage.

The Second Mrs. Astor is a fascinating look into New York society during the Gilded Age and the lifestyle of wealthy families of the time.




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.

 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

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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 Reputation by Sarah Vaughan. The excerpts shared are from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.

Reputation

 

Beginning:  Prologue -- 8 December 2021

The body lay at the bottom of the stairs.

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Page 56:  "Another girlfriend? I bet there is one. Another life blighted by this shite."

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My thoughts:  After watching the Netflix adaptation of Anatomy of a Scandal, I couldn't wait to read Vaughan's current novel. The excerpts shared hint at another scandal, and once again, British politicians are involved.

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From GoodReads:  The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal returns with a new psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home.

As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career--including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. A former teacher, she finds the glare of the spotlight unnerving, particularly when it leads to countless insults, threats, and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. As a woman, she knows her reputation is worth its weight in gold, but as a politician, she discovers it only takes one slip-up to destroy it completely.

Fourteen-year-old Flora is learning the same hard lessons at school as she encounters heartless bullying. When another teenager takes her own life, Emma lobbies for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now, Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intersected--but then the unthinkable happens: A man is found dead in Emma’s home, a man she had every reason to be afraid of and to want gone. Fighting to protect her reputation, and determined to protect her family at all costs, Emma is pushed to the limits as the worst happens and her life is torn apart.




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This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.

 

Monday, July 25, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, Death in Castle Dark by Veronica Bond. The excerpt shared is from an eBook borrowed from the library.




First Chapter:  The Road to Castle Dark

"We call them all Inspector," Derek Corby had told me during my interview. "Most mystery parties assign the guests as suspects who have to learn their backstories and then stumble their way through conveying that information to everyone. That's how we're different: our visitors are detectives--all the same detective, actually--and they get badges and notebooks when they enter. Then they can jot down notes as they dine, as they mingle in the drawing room, as they walk the grounds with the suspects. And this is why we can charge so much for the Castle Dark experience, and why people are more than willing to pay it, by the way: we hire real actors, we cater elegant dinners, and we give people the experience of total immersion. They are living in this castle, moving from room to room, touching the objects, sitting on the furniture. And when they leave, they feel clever, because they took notes and made observations and came up with theories. Our customers routinely rate us at five stars, and almost ninety percent of them return for new story lines."

 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

I have always wanted to take part in a murder mystery dinner, and the one described in the opening paragraph sounds like a first-rate experience. I love the castle setting and the idea of an elegant dinner within its walls. Let the event begin!




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and 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 read, The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan. The excerpts shared are from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.




Beginning:  Mrs. Audrey Landon

Willow Lodge, Fenley Village, England

June 1942

A glorious spring morning poured its golden splendor through the tall kitchen window as a whirlwind of boys raced in, shooting at each other in a ramshackle reconstruction of Dunkirk.

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Page 56:  She shook herself, murmuring, "No, I have to come up with something so good that it can't possibly lose."

It had to stand out. 

It had to be brave.

It had to be sophisticated, with bold flavors, unlike anything the other contestants would produce.

"Coquilles St. Jacques," she murmured under her breath, as if it were an incantation or a magical spell.

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My thoughts:  Times are extremely difficult in World War II-era England. With men serving on the battlefield, women on the home front are determined to care for their families under challenging conditions. When the BBC announces a contest to select a female co-host for its popular radio program The Kitchen Front, four women compete for the coveted role by preparing three meal courses, creating appetizing recipes despite food shortages and rationing.

These four women--Audrey, Gwendoline, Nell, and Zelda--begin the competition as rivals, but gradually become friends. Each cook has her share of personal heartaches and uncertainties, yet over time they support each other in unexpected ways. Ultimately, they become a band of sisters who celebrate each small triumph as they face the prospect of an unknown future with hope and optimism.

The Kitchen Front is a well-researched work of historical fiction with characters that touch the heart. It is tale of human resilience despite hardship and loss.

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From GoodReads:  In a new World War II-set story from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, four women compete for a spot hosting a wartime cookery program called The Kitchen Front - based on the actual BBC program of the same name - as well as a chance to better their lives.

Two years into WW2, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For the lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

These four women are giving the competition their all--even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart?
 




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This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.

Monday, July 18, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring a current read, Chloe Cates is Missing by Mandy McHugh. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.




 First Chapter:  Jennifer

Fourteen clicks.

I stare at the numbers. Surely, there's been some mistake. I hit refresh and watch the graphs slowly rematerialize on the screen.

Nope. No change. The numbers stay the same.

We missed our thousand-dollar bonus by fourteen lousy clicks.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

When Chloe Cates, the 13-year-old star of her mother Jennifer's parenting blog goes missing, a frantic search begins. What happened to Chloe? Was she kidnapped? Did she leave of her own free will? The media-obsessed Jennifer, who is used to controlling her daughter's life, is ill-prepared to deal with the secrets that are uncovered and threaten to dismantle her carefully-curated existence.

I'm enjoying this fast-paced page turner!




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.

Monday, July 11, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, It Could Be Anyone by Jaime Lynn Hendricks. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.



First Chapter:  The Killer

The Wedding Day, 7:00 P.M.

He really thought he'd be able to get away with it.

So smug.

It happened quickly. At that point in the wedding reception everyone was drunk, bouncing around on the dance floor, and no one was paying attention. They were throwing glitter from the nearby bin, a bunch of adults acting like five-year-olds hopped up on sugar. People were clamoring together to try to be in the live Instagram video, but I watched closely as Trevor's upper lip curled into itself, and his face turned a slight crimson shade. He stopped jumping up and down to Kool and the Gang and loosened his bow tie, but that did nothing to calm the swelled vein in his forehead.

 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

That's quite an opening scene. A killer strikes at a wedding. Of course I must read on to find out more.




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.

Monday, July 4, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

 It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring a recent read, Deep Into the Dark by P.J. Tracy. It's the first book in the Detective Margaret Nolan series. The excerpt shared is from an eBook version borrowed from the library.



Prologue:  Los Angeles, the City of Angels. The sobriquet promised the divine and its golden facade radiated celestial perfection, but peel back the fragile veneer and the deception was revealed. There were very few angels here, and even less perfection, a testament to how torpid the human race had become.


What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

Deep Into the Dark is a fast-paced, well-plotted start to a new series set in Los Angeles introducing Margaret Nolan, a female detective on the LAPD homicide squad. This first installment features the hunt for a serial killer who is targeting women in the area.




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

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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 read, With Love from London by Sarah Jio. The excerpts shared are from an eBook borrowed from the library.



Beginning:  "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind," says the stranger sitting next to me on the airplane--a sixtysomething woman with feathered bangs and a hair tie clinging so tightly to her left wrist that I've spent most of the flight worried it might turn into a medical emergency."

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56% of eBook:  A long time ago, Frank had squashed my hope of making that dream a reality. But ten years had passed since then, and I wondered if this time, I could convince him.

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My thoughts:  With Love from London is the story of Eloise and Valentina, a mother and daughter who were physically separated from each other by unimaginable circumstances. Eloise abruptly returns to London--the city of her birth--without explanation, leaving her adolescent daughter and husband in their family home in Santa Monica, California. Valentina never hears from or sees her mother again, 

After her mother's death, Valentina visits London for the first time, where she claims ownership of the bookstore she has inherited from Eloise. Valentina sees this as an opportunity to move on from her recent divorce and begin anew. With the help of her mother's best friend Millie, Valentina finds her footing, learning more about her mother and herself, and the reason her mother left all those years ago.

At turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, the novel explores romantic and family relationships; star-crossed loves; dreams, the roads not taken, and second chances; the consequences of choices; and the resilience of the human spirit.  Ms. Jio has created a cast of characters to cheer for as they navigate the course of love and life, seeking happiness and supporting each other along the journey.

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From GoodReads: A librarian inherits a bookshop from her estranged mother, leading her halfway across the world on a journey of self-discovery that transcends time and honors the unbreakable bonds of love and family.

When librarian Valentina Baker was a teenager, her mother, Eloise, unexpectedly fled to her native London, leaving Val and her father on their own. Now in her thirties and fresh out of a failed marriage, Val feels a nagging disenchantment with her life--and knows she is still heartbroken over her mother's abandonment.

In a bittersweet twist of fate, Val receives word that Eloise has passed away, leaving Val her Primrose Hill apartment and the deed to a bookshop Val never knew she'd owned. Though the news is devastating, Val finds herself more determined than ever to discover who her mother truly was. She jets across the Atlantic, departing Seattle for a new life in charming London.

Slowly but surely, Val begins to piece together Eloise's life in the UK, falling in love with her pastel-colored flat, cozy neighborhood, and tucked-away storefront. But when she discovers that The Book Garden is in danger of going under, Val must work with its eccentric staff to get it in working order. In the process, she learns more about Eloise than she ever thought possible. And as Val races to save the shop, Eloise's own story unfolds, leading both mother and daughter to unearth revelatory truths. 




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This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

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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 read, The Maid by Nita Prose. The excerpts shared are from a large print edition borrowed from the library.

 

The Maid


Beginning:  I am your maid. I'm the one who cleans your hotel room, who enters like a phantom when you're out gallivanting for the day, no care at all about what you've left behind, the mess, or what I might see when you're gone.

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Page 56:  I consider what it is the detective really wants to know and what I'm prepared to divulge.

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My thoughts:  Molly Gray leads a simple, sheltered life and toils at a job as a hotel maid that allows her to avoid uncomfortable personal interactions and remain relatively invisible. Molly's life is literally and figuratively turned upside down, however, when she discovers the lifeless body of Charles Black, one of the Regency Grand Hotel's VIP guests, in his suite. While at first glance he appears to have died of natural causes, a police investigation determines that Mr. Black was the victim of foul play. Detectives zero in on Molly as their prime suspect, but Molly is a gentle soul incapable of such a crime. She has been methodically framed, but by whom and why? And whom can she trust in the effort to clear her name?

This story's setting, characters, and touches of humor and irony are very engaging and entertaining. Readers will root for the awkward, vulnerable protagonist as she navigates the complex situation she finds herself in and the upstanding characters who step in to support her and restore one's faith in humanity.

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From GoodReads:  Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by.

Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old Molly has been navigating life's complexities all by herself. No matter—she throws herself with gusto into her work as a hotel maid. Her unique character, along with her obsessive love of cleaning and proper etiquette, make her an ideal fit for the job. She delights in donning her crisp uniform each morning, stocking her cart with miniature soaps and bottles, and returning guest rooms at the Regency Grand Hotel to a state of perfection.

But Molly's orderly life is upended the day she enters the suite of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black, only to find it in a state of disarray and Mr. Black himself dead in his bed. Before she knows what's happening, Molly's unusual demeanor has the police targeting her as their lead suspect. She quickly finds herself caught in a web of deception, one she has no idea how to untangle. Fortunately for Molly, friends she never knew she had unite with her in a search for clues to what really happened to Mr. Black—but will they be able to find the real killer before it's too late?

A
Clue-like, locked-room mystery and a heartwarming journey of the spirit, The Maid explores what it means to be the same as everyone else and yet entirely different—and reveals that all mysteries can be solved through connection to the human heart.




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This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Friday Focus: The Friday 56 and Book Beginnings

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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 The Club by Ellery Lloyd. The excerpts shared are from a hardcover edition borrowed from the library.

The Club 


Beginning:  By the time the Land Rover was halfway across the causeway it must have been obvious they were never going to make it. Not at the speed that tide was coming in. Not with that distance still t go. At which point, what do you do?

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Page 56:  As valuable as Annie was, Nikki thought, she should still be treading very carefully right now, with Ned so on edge. Because if there was one thing Ned Groom could not abide, it was being upstaged.

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My thoughts:  Murder, mystery, and secrets--all seem to await behind the doors of a remote celebrity club. Sounds like the perfect weekend read to me.

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From GoodReads:  From the author of People Like Her comes a smart and sinister murder mystery set in the secretive world of exclusive celebrity clubs.


Everyone's Dying to Join . . .

The Home Group is a glamorous collection of celebrity members' clubs dotted across the globe, where the rich and famous can party hard and then crash out in its five-star suites, far from the prying eyes of fans and the media.

The most spectacular of all is Island Home—a closely-guarded, ultraluxurious resort, just off the English coast—and its three-day launch party is easily the most coveted A-list invite of the decade.

But behind the scenes, tensions are at breaking point: the ambitious and expensive project has pushed the Home Group's CEO and his long-suffering team to their absolute limits. All of them have something to hide—and that's before the beautiful people with their own ugly secrets even set foot on the island.

As tempers fray and behavior worsens, as things get more sinister by the hour and the body count piles up, some of Island Home’s members will begin to wish they’d never made the guest list.

Because at
this club, if your name’s on the list, you’re not getting out.




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This Friday Focus: The Friday 56 & Book Beginnings post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the blog, bookclublibrarian.com.  It cannot be republished without attribution.

 

Monday, May 2, 2022

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph

It's Tuesday . . . time for . . . 



. . . First Chapter ~ First Paragraph Tuesday Intros . . . now hosted by Yvonne at Socrates' Book Reviews, where bloggers share excerpts from a book they have read, are currently reading, or are planning to read.
 

Today I'm featuring The Comeback by Ella Berman, a book that recently caught my attention. The excerpt shared is from a hardcover version borrowed from the library.




First Chapter:  Six Weeks Earlier

They recognize me when I'm at CVS buying diet pills for my mom, the only kind that don't make her lose her mind.

"Aren't you Grace Turner?"

 

What do you think?  Would you continue reading? 

The opening makes me curious about the narrator. I will definitely need to keep reading to find out more.




 



This First Chapter~First Paragraph post was originally composed and/or compiled by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.

 

Friday, April 29, 2022

Great Escapes Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: Death on the Set by Rose Kerr

 



Today I'm participating in the Death on the Set Great Escapes Blog Tour. In this post you'll find information about the book and author along with my review. Be sure to enter the giveaway contest via the link further below for a chance to win a prize package including a print book, bookmark, and sticker (U.S. only).



About the book . . .

 


Death on the Set (A Brenna Flynn Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Michigan
TouchPoint Press (March 29, 2022)
Number of Pages: 274
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09VKB8HH9


Synopsis . . . Former high school guidance counselor turns amateur sleuth to save herself from a murder charge on a reality show . . .

Brenna Flynn returns home to Bayview City after the sudden death of her husband. Unable to find work in her field, she signs up with a temp agency to find employment. Sent on an interview for a cooking reality show, she aces it and gets the job of a production assistant.

On her second day at work, Brenna discovers a body in the studio. She soon learns she’s the police’s primary suspect. Determined to clear her name, she uses some skills she’s honed as a guidance counselor to learn more about the victim. Drawing people out comes naturally to Brenna, and she becomes a confidante to cast and crew on the show.

The stakes are raised with threatening notes, poisonings, and blackmail. Can Brenna uncover who the killer is before someone else dies?


My review . . .Bayview City native Brenna Flynn returns to her Northern Michigan hometown after experiencing two shocking losses--the sudden death of her husband and the unexpected end of her job as a high school guidance counselor. She has the opportunity to get her life back on track when she lands a six week assignment as a production assistant on Bayview Cooks!, a local TV reality show. Brenna is in for another shock, however, when she finds a lifeless body on the stage floor of the kitchen and becomes a person of interest in the crime. A problem solver by profession, Brenna springs into action to clear her name and find the killer.

Brenna eventually clears her name, but the killer proves elusive. As more people connected to the show find themselves in harm's way, the race is on to identify and stop the killer. Who is the guilty party, and can s/he be apprehended before another death occurs?

In Death on the Set, Rose Kerr delivers a strong start to a new series. The mystery itself is well-paced and has enough suspects and red herrings to keep readers engaged. Also appealing is the spunky, can-do protagonist Brenna Flynn and her tight-knit community of friends and family who rally around her when she returns to her hometown. These factors--as well as finely placed hints about Brenna's past life and the arc of the story in this first book--build interest in a continuing series. The possibilities seem endless for Brenna Flynn in terms of future adventures, and I eagerly await the next installment in the series.


About the author . . .   

             

Rose Kerr grew up in a small community in Nova Scotia. A graduate of Acadia University’s Bachelor of Arts Degree, Recreation and Physical Education, Rose worked for several organizations: Nova Scotia Figure Skating Association, Synchro Swim Nova Scotia, Northern Options for Women, and Contact North|Contact Nord. She traveled from Newfoundland to British Columbia and most provinces in between for work.

Rose and her husband settled in a small town, on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario to raise their family. A strong believer in lifelong learning, Rose took creative writing courses and began writing mysteries.

More recently, Rose, her husband, and their dog Jake have moved to Southern Ontario. When she isn’t writing, Rose and her husband enjoy exploring the new region.

Rose is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Guppy Online Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Crime Writers of Canada.


Author links . . . 


Purchase Links . . .   Amazon – Amazon Canada – Kobo – B&N

Giveaway . . . Enter for a chance to win a prize package including a print book, bookmark, and sticker (U.S. only) by clicking this link.


Tour Participants . . . 
April 18 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
April 19 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 19 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 20 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GUEST POST  
April 20 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT
April 21 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 22 – I Read What You Write – GUEST POST
April 23 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 23 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 24 – Ravenz Reviewz – AUTHOR INTERVIEW  
April 24 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Baroness’ Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 26 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 27 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT
April 28 – The Mystery Section – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW
April 30 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT

Note: I received a complimentary copy of Death on the Set from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


This Blog Tour post was originally composed and/or compiled and published by Catherine for the Book Club Librarian blog.  It cannot be republished without attribution.