This week I'm featuring Burden of Poof (Bonnie & Clyde Mysteries #1) by Julie Anne Lindsey. It's such a fun cozy mystery.
Life hasn't sparkled too brightly for Bonnie Balfour over the past few years, but a heart-breaking divorce has brought her back to her small rural hometown of Bliss, Georgia, and things are starting to shape up.
The proud new owner of Bless Her Heart—a second chance dress shop and boutique on the town square—Bonnie thinks thirty-eight might not be too late for a fresh start in life after all.
Until a grouchy old widow turns up dead in a pile of donations meant for Bonnie’s shop, and the town’s new detective pins her to the top of his suspect list!
To save her shop, dream and reputation, Bonnie must coordinate clues and stitch together the truth about her innocence, but the unreasonably handsome detective and prying eyes of the local gossip mill are fast fraying her nerves.
When a series of anonymous attacks begin to hem her in, Bonnie fears the real killer is fixing to make her his next victim. Can this amateur sleuth measure up?
Book Beginnings / First Line Friday
"Welcome to Bless Her Heart!" I called, thrilled at the sound of jangling bells against my new boutique's glass front door. Bless Her Heart, a second-chance dress shop and retailer of all things pretty, had been brewing in my heart for a lifetime, and finally, at age thirty-nine, I'd pushed that dream into existence. It seemed almost poetic that my failed marriage had prompted my major move into entrepreneurship because I identified with my products more than ever now. This was, after all, my second chance too.
I delivered the pitcher of water and glasses that had been set out on the countertop inside. "How's the local news looking?"
"You're not mentioned today," he said. "That's refreshing."
What have you been reading lately?
That kitty looks like it knows something... here is my post: https://moretoodiscover.blogspot.com/2022/11/book-spotlight-fridays-word-of-honor.htmlReplyDelete
He does, doesn't he? LOL! So cute! Happy weekend! :)Delete
You had me at "kitty companion Clyde"! I'll have to read this one!ReplyDelete
Come see my book beginning!
It's so much fun! And Clyde is awesome! Have a great weekend! :)Delete
That sounds like a great book. I love the cover too. I want to read more cosy mysteries.ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
Thanks, Emily! Hope you have a great one too! :)Delete
That looks like a good kitty on the cover there. 🙂ReplyDelete
Right? He's a cutie for sure! Happy weekend! :)Delete
Sounds like a wonderful second-hand shop... oh wait, it's not real! LOL... felt like it was. ;-) Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
It does! I'd love to visit it, if it were real! Happy weekend! :)Delete
Looks like a fun read, I hope you enjoy it!! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Cindy! Hope you have a wonderful one too! :)Delete
My first line is from an author that has become a favorite of mine: C.C. Warrens.ReplyDelete
Cross the Line, A Holly Novel :
Flush against the wall, I peered around the corner and up the staircase at the hallway.
I really need to get around to reading this series. I've heard so many great things about it. Plus, it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing, Paula! Happy weekend! :)Delete
A good day for a Cozy Mystery. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
My book this week is A Swim in the Pond in the Rain
Definitely! Thanks, Anne! Have a great weekend! :)Delete
Bonnie and her cat, Clyde! That's awesome. :DReplyDelete
Right? They make such a great pair! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Lark! :)Delete
I'm currently finishing up The Lost Melody by Joanna Davidson Politano. It's good!ReplyDelete
"They put me in with the long-stay patients for bath night, on account of the cooking oil encounter."
I hope you have a great weekend!
This one's on my wishlist. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing, Nicole! Hope you have a great weekend too! :)Delete
Thank you so much for including my story on your blog!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! It's a really great story! :DDelete
Sounds like a fun one! Love the Bonnie and Clyde reference 😊 This week I shared the first line from Honor’s Refuge by Hallee Bridgeman. http://gracetogrowblog.com/honors-refuge-hallee-bridgeman/ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend!
I've been hearing such wonderful things about that series. I'm gonna have to check it out. Hope you have a great week! :)Delete
Love the boutique's name! I just finished Where the Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner. The first line is: "Eric Larson had never seen such a sorry excuse for a town." Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
I thought it was a really clever name. :D Hope you have a lovely week! :)Delete