#BookBeginnings The Curse of La Fontaine by M. L. Longworth

Today we’re reading a slow-paced mystery, The Curse of La Fontaine by M. L. Longworth for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!



The Curse of La Fontaine by M. L. Longworth

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Summary:  Set in Aix-en-Provence, France, newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet are drawn into investigating when a new restaurant in the neighborhood tries to expand and runs into a historical mystery.

First Sentence:

Antoine Verlaque liked die Corallini so much he almost regretted that his wedding was going to be so small.


M. L. Longworth continues on with a discussion of the history and architecture of the church.

I picked this up as an impulse at the library. It is part of a series. The French setting was what drew me to it, and it seems like that is going to be a big part of the book.

Have you ever picked up a book to transport yourself to another place?

Do you have a favorite book that immerses you in a novel setting?


  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    Sounds really tempting. I also love a French setting. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. Lauren @ Always Me

    I really like that cover! Happy reading!

  3. Kathy Martin

    Slow-paced might not be something that would attract me to a book. I hope you are enjoying it. This week I have A Merciful Secret by Kendra Elliot – one from my review stack. Happy reading!

  4. Maria D.

    This sounds like a good mystery and sometimes a slow pace is best – especially with books set in France (a setting I always enjoy reading about). I do like books to transport me elsewhere – no specific area in mind – here’s my Friday meme

  5. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    I like the setting and will have to take a closer look at this book.

  6. Reese

    I definitely like books that take me to another place and restaurants in France would definitely count. Hopefully it doesn’t remain too slow-paced!

  7. Karen

    I think the setting is one of the reasons I enjoyed “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon so much. I’m a sucker for any book that transports me to Ireland or Scotland. It wasn’t long before the voice in my head was talking with a Scottish accent. LOL

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