Thursday, December 24, 2015

Book Beginning: On Thin Icing



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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.



They say that you can't go home again. I'm not sure that's true. I'd been home for almost six months, and found myself settling back into a comfortable and familiar pace.

On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander.  OK, that was way more than my usual one sentence. I don't like cliche beginnings and that first sentence is definitely a cliche, but I like the book, and wanted to give it more of a chance, so gave a longer than usual snippet.

On Thin Icing is the third Bakeshop Mystery. Alexander's fresh and fun series features Jules Capshaw, a baker in Ashland, Oregon, who finds herself solving murder mysteries along with her cooking.

In this book, Jules gets a hired to cater a winter business retreat for the directors of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Things start to go wrong fast when she finds a dead bartender in the freezer.

This is the perfect cozy mystery to curl up with on a wintry Christmas weekend!


  1. Nice snippet. Looks likea decent cozy.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. I hope you like this cozy!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Hi Gilion,

    I'm afraid that the sudden rush of 'cozy's' to the marketplace, has rather lost my interest along the way - It's all just a little too twee and cozy somehow!

    However I do hope that this is just the thing to help you relax on a winter's evening and I do hae to say that I agree totally with the very first line. I don't believe you can ever really go back, or go home again.

    Thanks for hosting and have a Very Happy Christmas :)


  4. Looks cute....I am not sure I agree that you can never go home again.

    Merry Christmas!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings


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