Friday, January 15, 2021

The Friday 56 - Jan 15

Maybe this meme is a once a month experience for me. :) The last time I participated was December 18. 


  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
  • (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
  • Find a snippet, short and sweet.
  • Post it and add the url to your post in the Linky on Freda's post. If you don't link up, we may not know to visit.
  • Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56

If you love travel, beauty, history, fabulous food, and genuine old-fashioned fun, you’ll love this amazing paddle wheel adventure along the mighty Mississippi River.

From a vibrant New Orleans’ Jazz concert at famous Preservation Hall, to the largest plantation mansion on the Mississippi (Nottoway Plantation), to eye-opening Civil War battlegrounds, this lively travel memoir brings American history and Southern culture to life.

The paddlewheeler itself is an enchanting antebellum masterpiece. Period furnishings. Tiffany lamps. An authentic steam calliope. And a huge front porch with comfy rocking chairs where you can relax and enjoy the natural wonder of America’s greatest waterway.

Riverside cities offer their own unique attractions, steeped in history and plantation grandeur.

In this warm and personal travel memoir you’ll learn things about America you never knew before.

When we walked into the Front Porch Cafe, aglow with late-afternoon sun and fragrant with fresh-baked cookies, I knew we'd arrived in paradise. 


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, now I want to go to that cafe! Here's mine: “RACHEL TO THE RESCUE”

fredamans said...

Oh, now I need some cookies!!! :-) Happy weekend!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

This sounds awful tempting! Thanks for sharing. :)

Lauren @ Always Me

Literary Feline said...

I don't read a lot of travel memoirs but really should give them a try. I love to travel but do not get much of an opportunity to (even pre-pandemic). This sounds like a good one! I hope you have a great weekend.

Cheryl said...

Laurel and Freda, I have to admit that when I read this excerpt I thought of the little café in NC where we stop to get coffee/tea and treats while on vacation.

Lauren and Literary Feline, I enjoy travel memoirs. I really like funny ones. We travel once a year, but we will see what the pandemic has in store for us this year. Who knows what might happen.

Thanks for visiting, everyone.