Tuesday, April 26, 2016

First Chapter Tuesday

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros where we share the first paragraph sometimes two, of a book that we are reading or plan to read soon.  

"No, it's not the wedding I  dreamed of, but it is the wedding I want!"  Hannah Swensen's hands shook slightly as she replaced her cup of coffee in the bone china saucer.  She'd been so startled by Grandma Knudson's question that a few drops had sloshed out of her cup and landed in its matching saucer.  The matriarch of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church was known for being outspoken, but Hannah hadn't expected to be grilled about her upcoming nuptials when Grandma Knudson had called her at The Cookie Jar, Hannah's coffee shop and bakery, and invited her to the parsonage for coffee.

"Everyone's talking, you know," Grandma Knudson confided, leaning forward in her chair.  "No one can understand why they haven't been invited to the wedding.  I told them you preferred a small, intimate family affair, but they feel left out.  And almost everyone from my Bible study group asked if there was something wrong."


Joanne Fluke.  Wedding Cake Murder. New York:  Kensington Publishing Corp. 2016.

7 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This sounds like a fun read Janet. Have to try this author sometime.

JoAnn said...

This sounds like fun! I recently downloaded the first book in the series, so it's ready when a cozy mood strikes.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read one of Fluke's books in a while, but I've been really enjoying the Hallmark Channel shows featuring the books...and Hannah Swensen. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine: “LIES & OTHER ACTS OF LOVE”


Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a fun story. I feel like I've met Grandma Knudson before!
My Tuesday post features STELLA BAIN.

Nise' said...

I liked the intro. I have not read this author.

Janet said...

I like this series. Fluke always includes user friendly recipes. I havent seen the Hallmark movies. I will have to look.

Charlie Anderson said...

That sounds so small town...and like something is about to go down! I'd keep reading.