BMR,Friday's MemeSince there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

A trip to the English countryside turns into a brush with death for Pru Parke, the only gardener whose holiday wouldn’t be complete without a murder to solve.

Pru and her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, are long overdue for a getaway. So when Pru is invited to redesign an Arts and Crafts garden in the picturesque Cotswolds, she and Christopher jump at the chance. Unfortunately, their B&B is more ramshackle than charming, and the once thriving garden, with its lovely Thyme Walk, has fallen into heartbreaking neglect. With the garden’s owner and designer, Batsford Bede, under the weather, Pru tackles the renovation alone. But just as she’s starting to make headway, she stumbles upon Batsford’s body in the garden—dead and pinned beneath one of his limestone statues.

With such a small police force in the area, Christopher is called upon to lead the investigation. Pru can’t imagine anyone murdering Batsford Bede, a gentle man who preferred to spend his time in quiet contemplation, surrounded by nature. But as her work on the garden turns up one ominous clue after another, Pru discovers that the scenery is more dangerous than she or Christopher could have anticipated.

Currently reading this one and liking it. I have enjoyed almost all the books in this series and this one makes me current so happy as I am hardly ever caught up on a series…lol.

Pru sat at the old pine table in the kitchen at Greenoak pretending to read a magazine with as much nonchalance as she could muster. As she was alone in the house, this impressed no one.

Not a wowing intro but it fits with what comes next. Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

“Inspector Pearse” -Elkington leaned forward- “can you tell me how he died? Is it really murder, as people are saying?”

From 56% on my kindle fire.

Mr. Elkington is the lawyer for the dead guy and I would have thought he would have asked this question a while back when his client died…hmmm.Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

When reading a book, do you use a bookmark to mark your place in the book, or do you just fold over the top corner of the page?

Bookmark! Folding a corner is blasphemy! 🙂 I am really particular about my books and I just can’t fold a corner it would drive me crazy.


  1. Congratulations to Emma L and Brad K! When Fritzi first contacted me about the book prizes I was honored to have copies of Letitia Fairbanks’ illustrated and uniquely hand-lettered & illuminated fairy tale “Princess April Morning-Glory” be presented to the winners. Letitia, who was my stepmother in addition to being Doug & Mary’s niece, would have been thrilled to know the copies are going to such a fun group of silent film aficionados! Keep on cooking & enjoy!


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