Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Beginning: Bel, Book and Scandal by Maggie McConnon

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



I was wet, cold, and tired, but despite the fact that she was ready to kill me with her bare hands for staying out all night, my mother addressed all three of my immediate needs before saying anything else.

Bel, Book and Scandal by Maggie McConnon. That's a snappy beginning to what looks like a fun new cozy mystery, the third featuring Bel McGrath, an Irish-American wedding chef and amateur sleuth.




Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




17 comments :

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Nice opening lines, this person's mother sounds perfect - just like a good mother should be - practicalities first and then recriminations later - and you just know there will be recriminations!!

Thanks for sharing and hosting BBOF

Have a great weekend :)

Yvonne x

Maria said...

I think I might have this book - I like the beginning - reminds me of when I got home after curfew....lol...

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Your pick looks and sounds so good! Thanks for sharing...and hosting.

Anne Bennett said...

I've never read a Cozy Mystery, but I admit this one sounds fun.

Roberta said...

I didn't know a wedding chef was a job, rather than caterer.

The first line makes her sound younger than I picture a wedding chef to be.

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Great opening! :)

Literary Feline said...

I like her mother already. I hope you enjoy this one! I enjoy a good cozy now and then, and this one sounds like a good one. Thanks for sharing, Gillion (and for hosting!).

reese said...

That does sound like fun & it's a good opening. Nice impression of the mom. Enjoy!

Allison M @Mary Queen of Plots said...

That opening sentence hooks you right in - makes you ask where has she been, even as you are thinking that her mum sounds great. Thanks for hosting!

Breana M. said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy.

Sassy Brit said...

Love that opening line! What's happened????

Here is mine this week: http://bit.ly/2Gia95s

Have a great weekend. ;) Get plenty of rest! ;) (And reading)

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

This one sounds so interesting! I hope that it is one you enjoy. :)

Elizabeth said...

Looks cute...love the title.

ENJOY, and thanks for hosting each week.

Katherine P said...

I really enjoyed this one! I love when characters are trying to solve a mystery from their past. Hope you're enjoying it!

Amelia Elizabeth said...

I'm not really into cozy mysteries, but I love this opening. I love mothers like this.

Gilion Dumas said...

Thanks for all your comments and for all your links! I know I don't often get time to leave comments on all your posts, but I really do appreciate all of you for playing along on BBOF!

William Stanger said...

Funny beginning! Hope you enjoy it.

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