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14 August 2015

#BookBeginnings & #Friday56 - The Winter Garden Mystery

It's Friday again so it's time for Friday56 at Freda's Voice & Book Beginnings at Rose City Reader!

The Book Beginnings rules are to share the first few sentences & initial thoughts while the Friday56 is to share a blurb from the 56th page or 56% mark.

Right now I'm 28.4% in to Carola Dunn's The Winter Garden Mystery, which is the second in her Daisy Dalrymple series (you can read my ramble of the first one here).

The "book beginnings" in the top left box is the whole prologue. It just didn't seem right (or necessary) to snip it short and it grabbed me right away! Who is the digger? What have they been digging? And, most importantly, what is it all going to mean to my dear Daisy (and, hopefully, Alec)?!?

As I said, I'm only 28% in at this point and I actually picked my snippets for the memes before I had even gotten out of the first chapter so I wouldn't forget. The Friday56 is the bottom quote and I'm not sure if it was Daisy speaking to Alec, or Alec speaking to her. All I know is that it's adorable and YAAAAYYYYY!!! Alec's back!!! 

(I'm quite fond of Alec, in case you hadn't guessed.)


  1. My Mum tried to get me to read this series a while ago and I resisted because I wasn't into mystery at the time! Now I really regret it because I want to read them but she got rid of the books thinking I didn't want them!

  2. I am a mystery fan. Nice when the snippets jump out at you.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. There is a good statement "he didn't feel called upon to blush." Whatever she said must not have come out right.

    My Friday Quotes

  4. This sounds like a good mystery. I'll have to add it to my stack. This week I am spotlighting Dragonseye by Anne McCaffrey which has been living on TBR mountain forever. Happy reading!

  5. I love the cover for this book and you chose some great snippets.

    My f56: http://tsundokubooks.blogspot.com/2015/08/friday-56-rook.html

  6. Love it...sounds good.

    Great cover too.

    ENJOY your reading weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  7. I think I'd like this series. Wonderful and mysterious writing and that cover art is splendid!

    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/08/14/the-friday-56-73-the-haunting-of-gillespie-house/

  8. I haven't started this series but have it as something to get to. I like the way the person is just described Asa "digger" also. Makes it more mysterious.

  9. This would be a new series and author for me, but the cover definitely catches my interest!

    Here's my F56/BB post!

  10. I love the era, it always appeals to me. Especially in a mystery!
    Happy weekend!

  11. I like the art style on the cover so that alone is enough for me to give it a try. I do love the prologue and snippet as well though! Happy Friday!

  12. Sounds like an interesting story! Makes you wonder about the ghost though... is it a specific ghost they're talking about, or ghosts in general? Great cover too!
    Have a great day,
    Amy x