Good morning and welcome to another Friday Potpourri here, where we celebrate Book Beginnings, hosted by Katy, at A Few More Pages; and The Friday 56, led by Freda’s Voice.

How does it work?  Just excerpt from the opening lines of your current (or soon to read) book; share your thoughts, and then link up at Katy’s blog.

Next, turn to page 56 and pick anything from the page to share.  Link up at Freda’s.

Today I’ve selected a book from next week’s list Little Black Dress, by Susan McBride (an ARC from Amazon Vine).

Two sisters whose lives seemed forever intertwined are torn apart when a magical little black dress gives each one a glimpse of an unavoidable future.

Antonia Ashton has worked hard to build a thriving career and a committed relationship, but she realizes her life has gone off track. Forced to return home to Blue Hills when her mother, Evie, suffers a massive stroke, Toni finds the old Victorian where she grew up as crammed full of secrets as it is with clutter. Now she must put her mother’s house in order—and uncover long-buried truths about Evie and her aunt, Anna, who vanished fifty years earlier on the eve of her wedding. By shedding light on the past, Toni illuminates her own mistakes and learns the most unexpected things about love, magic, and a little black dress with the power to break hearts… and mend them.



I never meant to resurrect the dress.  I had intended for it to remain out of reach so there would be no more meddling.  But I awoke before dawn with tears in my eyes after another strange dream about Anna, and I knew that I had to find it.


Okay…now I’m very curious about this little black dress. Obviously, it has a story and this story somehow connects to Anna.  Now I can’t wait to read more!


P. 56:

“You and my mother had a project?”  Toni would’ve laughed except she recalled Bridget saying something about Evie’s pact with the devil.  “Did you plan to rob a bank together?”



Now I’m eager to find out what the rest of you discovered today.  Please stop by and SHARE….





  1. A pact with the devil??? I wouldn’t think he would be interested in robbing banks… though not knowing him personally, who actually knows what he’d do….
    Thanks for participating!


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