Friday, October 21, 2011

Beginning ~ with a map

Bitsy's Bait and BBQ ~ by Pamela Morsi, 2007, fiction (Missouri)
"Emma had let her sister, Katy, be in charge of the map. never a good idea."
Oh, yeah, I like this first sentence.  I definitely want to see where they are going.  Reading this on the back cover gives me a clue about their destination, and I am officially curious now.
While Emma Collins wonders who in their right mind would use her hard-won divorce settlement to purchase a bed-and-breakfast down in the Ozarks, her free-spirited sister Katy fantasizes dreamily about how this move to a small town will be just the thing for her six-year-old son, Josh.

And, as usual, Emma is right. But it is not until they drive to Warbler Lake, Missouri, to take over Bitsy's B and B that they realize just how right she's been. In this part of the country, B and B stands for Bait and BBQ! The girls know little enough about running a bed-and-breakfast, but a bait-and-BBQ?

With their money and futures sunk into a run-down, roadside rattletrap, the girls have no choice but to roll up their sleeves and get to work. But as they settle in and get to know the difference between fatheads, night crawlers, mealworms and shiners, no one is more surprised than they are when they actually get the place up and running.

But trouble is brewing. Katy's ex-husband is having second thoughts about the custody arrangements for Josh, and he fully intends to get him back. With the prospect of losing the little boy, the sisters face another challenge, only this time it's Katy who proves that she, too, can solve a problem.
  If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading. (Sometimes it takes several sentences to get the full thought.) Then, share your impressions of that beginning.  Click this link to see what others say about the books they are reading this week.


Helen's Book Blog said...

I like the cover, the first sentence and the description of this one. It sounds like a fun read! Have a great weekend

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This definitely sounds like a good book! I love the blurb, the opening sentence, and the cover!

Thanks for sharing.


Katy said...

This sounds great! And I love it that one of the main characters is named Katy. :)

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Anonymous said...

Two sisters setting up a small business in a place called Warbler Lake sounds like a great situation for a story. I like the opening sentence - looking at a map gives the impression that there are to be adventures ahead.