Friday Meme’s – The Skeleton Garden

Posted February 26, 2016 by Stormi in Misc. / 18 Comments

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.

feature-and-followFeature and Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Ten Reasons You Read Your Favorite Genre.

Wow, ten reasons…what if I have more than one favorite genre….lol.

  1. Because I like to read it.
  2. I love escaping to many different places
  3. I love trying to figure out where it’s going before it happens.
  4. I love the suspense, mystery, and thrill of reading it.
  5. I love that it’s varied from small towns to big cities.
  6. It makes me smile
  7. I can be people I would never get to be.
  8. When it’s a series it’s like coming home to family.
  9. Did I mention I just like to read it!
  10. With mystery you can mix in other sub genres and make it fresh and unique.

Okay so I did mysteries cause that is what I have been reading a lot lately but I love anything from Horror to romance for basically the same reasons as above…lol.

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

The Skeleton Garden

Texas transplant Pru Parke has put down roots in England, but she never dreamed she’d live in a grand place such as Greenoak. When her former employers offer Pru and her new husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, the use of their nineteenth-century estate while they’re away for a year, she jumps at the chance. Sweetening the deal is the prospect of further bonding with her long-lost brother, Simon, who happens to be Greenoak’s head gardener. But the majestic manor has at least one skeleton in its closet—or, rather, its garden.

Working on renovations to the extensive grounds, siblings Pru and Simon squabble about everything from boxwood to bay hedges. But when the removal of a half-dead tree turns up the wreckage of a World War II–era German fighter plane and a pile of bones, the arguments stop. That is, until a rival from Simon’s past pays a surprise visit and creates even more upheaval. It’s suddenly clear someone is unhappy their secrets have been unearthed. Still, Pru’s not about to sit back and let Simon take the fall for the dirty deed without a fight.

The Large terra-cotta pot, weathered from the seasons, sported an inch-wide crack that strained at the wire wrapped round its circumference. Roots of the bay tree, seeking to break free from their encircling confinement, had insinuated themselves through the crack, found open air, and dried up.

A tree in the garden that Pru and Simon are working on is in really bad shape and they are going to start working on it. The author is really good at describing things.

I really enjoy this series, I love visiting with Pru and Christoper and the rest of the gang every time. Not much of a gardener but I am learning things…lol. I interviewed the author of this book here if you would like to visit it. 🙂

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.

Pru shook her head. “He’s gone, he’s gone,” she said and coughed. “Who’s gone? Are you all right? What happened? I’d just started down the hornbeam walk, and I heard you shouting.” He helped her up as he peered into the darkness

I haven’t gotten this far into the book yet so I have no clue who is missing but I have an idea. 🙂

book blogger hop

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.

Do your children, siblings, or other family members enjoy reading as much as you do?
My mother use to love to read and I believe that is probably where I gained my love of reading. We use to hang out at bookstores and libraries. She has been gone for many years now but it was always fun hanging out with her at the bookstore. She was the only one that got my obsession.  My father can read a comic book but that is about it, he says it has to have pictures….lol. My brother has never loved reading. One of my aunts likes to read but I don’t think there is anyone in my family as obsessed with reading as I am. 🙂
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