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From Beer to Eternity

(Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery #1)

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With Chicago winters in the rearview mirror, Chloe Jackson is making good on a promise: help her late friend’s grandmother run the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle. To Chloe’s surprise, feisty Vivi Slidell isn’t the frail retiree Chloe expects. Nor is Emerald Cove. It’s less a sleepy fishing village than a panhandle hotspot overrun with land developers and tourist ...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published July 28th 2020 by Kensington Books
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Natalia  R
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this first installment in Sherry Harris's Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery series, Chicago children's librarian Chloe Jackson has temporarily moved to Emerald Cove, Florida, to help her best friend Boone's grandmother, Vivi, run her business after his death in Afghanistan. Vivi is not the frail old lady Chloe had been picturing in her mind. She's attractive, feisty, and independent and wants nothing to do with Chloe. When a bar patron is found dead behind the bar, all signs point to Vi ...more
PamG
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
FROM BEER TO ETERNITY by Sherry Harris is the first book in the Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon cozy mystery series. I am a fan of this author’s Sara Winston Garage Sale cozy mystery series so I was excited to see she had another series starting. The story is largely set in a small town on the Florida Panhandle between Panama City and Pensacola.

Chloe Jackson had promised her late friend that she would help his grandmother if something happened to him. Therefore, she packs a few of her things, he
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Carrie
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris is the first book in the new cozy Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery series. As with most cozy mysteries each book in this series will feature it’s own mystery that is fully solved within the book leaving each to be able to be enjoyed on their own. There will be character development that carries over from book to book however for those that enjoy the entire series from the beginning.

Chloe Jackson is a children’s libraian from Chicago who made a promis
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Brenda
Chloe Jackson was devastated by Boone’s death; his wish that she stay for awhile with his grandmother, Vivi, in Emerald Cove and help with the running of Sea Glass, the bar which Vivi owned was an easy one to grant. Chloe was a librarian back in Chicago, but a leave of absence meant she was free to work with Vivi and Joaquin in the bar. She wasn’t exactly sure why Boone had wanted her presence, but she had promised him, so it was easy to fulfil.

When Chloe found a dead body around the back of Se
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beachbum bookworm
This was an ok read. It needed more cozy all around. Chloe needs some good quirky secondary characters. Although I did like her friendship with Joaquin. The other quirky character I was becoming fond of...turned out to be the victim. Vivi was on the cusp of being mean...I like spitfires, and even humorous grouchy characters, but not mean in my cozies.
The scenery was amazing and spot on as I live in Florida myself. The mystery was engaging, and I was guessing up till the end.
I will be checking o
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Mark Baker
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, mystery
When Chloe Jackson promised her friend Boone she would help his grandmother, Vivi, if something happened to him, she never expected she’s have to follow through. But after his untimely death, she heads to Emerald Cove, Florida, to help her with her beach side bar. Things get complicated when Chloe finds one of the regulars dead behind the bar one morning. With the police looking at Vivi as a suspect, Chloe has to figure out what really happened. Can she do it?

Picking up this book, I was immediat
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Chatting About
I could practically taste the tang of salt air and feel a cool ocean breeze off the coast of Florida as I sipped a frozen daiquiri served to me by waitress Chloe Jackson at the Sea Glass beach bar. Quirky bar patrons, each absorbed with their own problems—some leaders, some followers—have recently become a part of Chloe’s daily routine. Happening across the corpse of a regular customer is a shock! Vivi Jo Slidell, owner of the Sea Glass Saloon and part of the local Heritage business group, is ha ...more
Gloria
This was a really fun read for me, especially since I live on the Emerald Coast of the Panhandle of Florida where this story takes place and. "Emerald Cove," a tourist town, is home to a small community of shops and businesses right next door to Destin and is fifty miles from Pensacola to the west and fifty miles from Panama City to the east. Chloe Jackson lives and works in Chicago but is on leave in Emerald Cove because her best friend from college, Boone, asked her to go help his grandmother ...more
LORI CASWELL
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2020
Dollycas’s Thoughts

I am so excited about Sherry Harris’s new series. Don’t worry, there is a new Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery coming in December.

In From Beer to Eternity, we meet Chloe Jackson, a children’s librarian in Chicago who has taken a leave of absence to fulfill a promise she made to her best friend Boone who was killed in Afghanistan. She promised that if anything happened to him to go help his grandmother in the Florida Panhandle with her business, the Sea Glass Saloon. Short on
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JoAn
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris is the first book in a new cozy series set in the Florida Panhandle. Ms. Harris is a "new to me" author and the setting of this mystery was also unknown to me. I found both to be an enjoyable reading experience for me.

Ms. Harris' writing is smoothly paced and her description of Emerald Cove made the different businesses and people come alive for me. I confess that I didn't connect with Chloe through the first few chapters; but as her character became more d
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Mary Angela
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This new series is a vacation in a book! I loved traveling to Florida for drinks and a page-turning mystery. The setting is so well described, and the sleuth, Chloe Jackson, is smart and fun. I can’t wait to see what the next installment brings.
Kellye
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore Sherry Harris's Garage Sale series so I was super excited to find out she had a new series coming out. This one is just as great. Chloe is younger and not as together as Sarah but just as likeable. She takes a leave of absence from her job as a librarian in Chicago to spend what's supposed to be a few weeks in the Florida Panhandle after her childhood best friend dies working at his family bar. Before he passed, he asked her that if anything happened to him, to make sure his grandmother ...more
The Cozy Review
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A new series from Sherry Harris has readers jumping for joy. From Beer to Eternity, the first book in the "A Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery" saloon series, is a true wonder. Chloe would not be anyone's idea of a hero, but she steps in when her best friend, Boone, dies while in the military to help and protect his grandmother, Vivi. However, Vivi is unlike any grandmother Chole has ever known or expected. She is feisty, smart, and puts up with no-nonsense from anyone.

The characters in t
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Peggy R
As a fan of Ms. Harris' Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mysteries, I was excited to see that she has started a new series based in Florida. From Beer to Eternity is the first book in the Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mystery series, and Ms. Harris has hit the ground running. This book is everything fans have come to expect from this author. Chloe is a wonderful main character. She is inquisitive and caring. Having lost her best friend Boone, she makes her way to Florida to take care of his grandmoth ...more
Dawn
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
There is so much to like about this book, I'm not sure where to start. I guess I'll start with the main character. Chloe is such an interesting and likeable character. She is witty - love the euphemisms. Her devotion to Boone was very touching and sincere. And I admired her determination to get to the truth behind the murder, no matter what. And the part about her misunderstanding as to what "handywoman" Ann's job was really about was hilarious! I found Rhett to be an intriguing character. And a ...more
Heidi Prockish
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, review, goodreads
This was a great cozy! Can't wait for book 2. ...more
Una
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
One of the best book one in a cozy mystery series that I have read in a long time. Certainly looking forward to book two.
Kristina
From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris has Chloe Jackson, a children’s librarian, visiting Emerald Cove, Florida for the funeral of her friend, Boone Slidell. Chloe promised Boone that if something happened to him, she would help his grandmother. The caveat is that she cannot tell Vivi, Boone’s grandmother, of his request. Vivi is not what Chloe expected. She is a stubborn, feisty, well-dressed woman in her seventies who has taken a dislike to Chloe. In order to stay, Chloe told Vivi that her ca ...more
Jessica Robbins
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Harris has another hit on her hands! We meet Chloe, a children's librarian from Chicago on leave. Her BFF passed away and she had promised to help his grandma if that ever happened. So to keep that promise she heads to Florida to start working on grandmas bar. This would be easier if Vivi wanted help and she had somewhere to stay. Instead she is sleeping in her car determined to win the old lady over. Th
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Amy
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Chloe Jackson travels to the small Florida Gulf Coast town of Emerald Cove to fulfill a promise made to her late best friend. Boone was killed in action and she had promised to help his grandmother Vivi run her beach bar, the Sea Glass Saloon. Almost immediately after Chloe's arrival, a long-time local is murdered right behind the bar and Vivi becomes the prime suspect. After Boone's will is read, Chloe and Vivi's relationship becomes entangled, providing her more reason to help exonerate Vivi a ...more
Edith Maxwell
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This first-in-a-series by seasoned author Sherry Harris was a refreshing trip to the beach, the bar, and a beguiling set of characters who intrigue. You'll want to crack open a cold Pilsner or pour a hoppy IPA as you settle into read her story set in fictional Emerald Cove in the Florida panhandle. I laughed, wept, and was on the edge of my seat as I read - all the marks of a great mystery. Highly recommend! ...more
Jeanie Jackson
The first book in Sherry Harris’s new series, Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon Mysteries, isn’t even out and I am anxious to read the next one! From Beer to Eternity isn’t quite what I expected from the title, but it gave me everything I want and expect from a book by Ms. Harris. I loved it!

The well-plotted murder is as complex as any in that field that falls between cozy and traditional amateur detective mysteries. Chloe handles most of her investigation intelligently although there was one time
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JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries, cozy
Chloe Jackson went to Florida for the funeral of her best friend Boone, who was killed in Afghanistan. He made her promise if anything happened to him that she would stay and help his grandmother Vivi run her bar, the Sea Glass Saloon. But Chloe finds out that Vivi is perfectly capable of running the bar on her own, yet her promise to Boone is important, so with her leave of absence from her job in Chicago, she makes up an excuse to get a job at the Saloon, and is now their waitress. It's also a ...more
Colleen
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this debut book in a new series by Sherry Harris. It was witty, fun, and entertaining. The plot had twists and turns that left me reading way past my bedtime - so much so that I was nodding off to sleep but didn't want to put it down! I loved all the characters and found several intriguing. I hope to see more of those characters and hopefully some of their backstory in the future. I can't wait to go back for a visit! ...more
Rekha
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an engrossing, entertaining and mind-blowing cozy debut! I absolutely loved it!

From full-time librarian to part-time bartender, Chloe's moved from Chicago to Panhandle, Florida, to keep up a promise she made to her late friend Boone. Boone's grandmother Vivi runs a Sea Glass Saloon and Chloe's here to help. Vivi doesn't like Chloe sticking around but she chooses to keep mum. One morning, Chloe finds a bar patron dead behind the bar and all fingers point to Vivi. Chloe's certain Vivi's innoc
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Lisa Malmquist
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Chloe Jackson is a librarian from Chicago. Her best friend, Boone, a soldier, has died in Afghanistan.
He asked Chloe to promise that if anything ever happened to him that she would go to the Florida panhandle and help his Grandmother with the Sea Glass Bar.
Boone's Grandmother, Vivi Sidell is not what Chloe expected. She is tough, crabby and looks like a model.
So Chloe finds herself working at the Sea Glass bar in Emerald Cove while on leave from her job in Chicago. No place to stay and knows noo
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Tamara Lush
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A delightful cozy mystery set in Florida. I loved the way the author set the scene in the beach bar, and along the Florida Panhandle. She captured the vibe of a small beach community perfectly. Add in quirky characters, a potential love interest and some Florida-style shenanigans, and this is a perfect summer read!
Patty
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris is the 1st book in the Chloe Jackson, Sea Glass Saloon mystery series, and a great beginning. I love Ms. Harris's books and am a big fan of Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery series, so was excited to read this one too. Chloe Jackson leaves Chicago to go to the Florida Panhandle to care for her late friends grandmother. When Chloe arrives, his grandma, Vivi, needs no looking after, until Vivi becomes the prime suspect in a murder. I can't say enough good thi ...more
Kris
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
Throughly enjoyed this book! Must read!!!
Rima Aiello
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A perfectly picturesque escape! A gorgeous settings, well developed characters, and a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. Definitely leaves the reader wanting to see what else the author has in store!
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Sherry Harris started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series. Tagged for Death, first in the series, will b ...more

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