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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teaser Tuesdays - July 20


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Affectionate Adversary by Catherine Palmer

'Though he had been pulled from the sea with nothing to call his own, Charles was given a frock coat, waistcoat, trousers, shirt, and cravat from the captain's personal wardrobe. Only his boots remained from the fine set of garments with which he had departed London months before. On this day, as the Queen Elinore sailed up the Thames, Charles polished the brown leather to a high shine.

Would she have him? Dare Sarah Carlyle take the risk of being wed to a man she had known such a short time? A crippled pauper who by his own admission had nothing to offer her save a raft of promises and dreams? She must set aside all reason to take him on, Charles knew. Yet how could he make his way forward without her?'

5 comments:

Beth said...

Sounds like he had quite an experience! Here is my teaser for this week.

Aimee said...

Interesting teaser, I hope it all works out for him in the end! My Teaser is here.

Alayne said...

Nice teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Marg said...

This sounds really good!

My teaser is from The Passage this week.

Violet said...

Sounds like he truly loves Sarah. I don't know anything else about this book, but I like Charles already and hope that she marries him. Sometimes a raft full of shared promises and dreams is more important than a mansion full of worldly possessions. :)