Friday, November 7, 2014

Dear Sugar - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

Dear Sugar, a novelette in Irma Fritz's Angel of Death Series, is told in letters between Cayenne and Sugar. The author takes us to Italy through beautiful descriptions in Cayenne's correspondence while also showing Sugar's despair through her letters. Little by little the relationship between the two letter writers is revealed--just enough to make you keep reading to find out more! Ms. Fritz ramps up the tension as the story nears its end, making you wonder if Cayenne survived, and holding out the answer until the conclusion.

Book Beginning:
Villa Isabella, L'Aquila, Italia, December 10, 2008
Dear Sugar:
Never buy a house sight unseen, especially if the price is too good to be true.

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
And what about the hermit, you ask? He became Pope Celestine V. It seems to be a common practice for Italian males to have female sounding names.

Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 48 Pages
Amazon Link: Dear Sugar
Other Books by Irma Fritz: Amazon Author Page

Synopsis on Goodreads:
One love ends; another begins. One has embarked on a new life. The other is left behind and can’t let go. Across the miles, memories and longing interposed with an exuberant joy of life keep the two bound to each other. 
Dear Sugar - an intimate exchange of love letters.

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  1. Sometimes this format in a book is truly engaging...this one sounds like it would be. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE AFTER WIFE”

  2. Hmm, sounds like an interesting book, I haven't heard of it before.
    Check out my Friday 56

  3. Interesting, definitely a case of buyers beware. :)

  4. Wonderful cover art with excellent choice in names. I once knew a gal from the south that called everyone, 'sugar'! I like the sound of exchanging warm words to one another on paper.

  5. What an interesting 56, my husband and I enjoy studying religion, but have never caught this one little fact, and now that I think of it, it's actually quite true! Thanks for picking at my brain :)

    Have a wonderful weekend Sandra :)

  6. I hear the humor in this already. Happy reading and have a lovely weekend.

  7. December 10th is my birthday! :-)
    Happy weekend!

  8. I love that beginning and I love the cover.

    Cute title too. I hope it is enjoyable. It sounds letters will make it extra good. :)

    ENJOY your reading weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  9. It looks cute and I like the bit of humor we see. Enjoy!

  10. That books sounds lovely. I hope you're enjoying it.
    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

  11. I love the excerpts and the premise sounds intriguing! I'll definitely have to look for this one. Thanks for sharing!

  12. The premise sounds interesting and the excerpt does too. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Sounds like a lovely read. Intriguing and short - just what I'm looking for! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the blog visit.

  14. Hello Sandy and All,
    Thanks so much for featuring "Dear Sugar," one of the stories in my "The Angel of Death" series. This epistolary piece of writing has become a very popular Kindle short among Amazon readers.
    When I wrote it I wanted the reader to approach the plot with an open mind as to the sex of the protagonists, and so chose androgynous names for the characters. But then perhaps this is one of the technical aspects only we writers find interesting!
    The story itself is a love triangle that will break your heart. Don't read it if you've never been in love!
    Thanks all for taking part and commenting. In closing, let me share an excerpt from a review. I love it!
    "I failed to see the Angel of Death coming (Isn't that how it should be?) When it came, I cried. Spontaneously. Me, the ex-Marine."

  15. Haha sounds like wise advice! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  16. The names just make me smile -- Sugar, Cayenne ... they make me hungry!


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