Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The Dovekeepers

This week my teaser lines come from The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. I've just started this one, and at first I had my doubts about whether or not I'd be able to stick with it -- it really doesn't sound like my usual read. But after fifty pages I'm still reading, which is a good sign. Hoffman's writing is gorgeous, and the story is intriguing if a little slow-paced. This snippet comes from page 154 -- and yes, a bit more than a couple of lines (sorry).
I married when I was a young woman, too inexperienced to know there was evil in the world. I was happy and I thought happiness lasted....My husband was kind and good-hearted, yet still I was granted more. When my daughter was born, she was so beautiful people stopped in the marketplace to congratulate me on my good fortune. I should have begun to worry then, for as fortune comes to you, so does it slip away.


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10 comments:

  1. Excellent tease! I definitely would keep reading, wanting to know what comes next to break the smoothness of her life! Hope you like the rest of the book!

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  2. I've been on the fence about this one, too, but I love Hoffman's books, and the teaser grabbed me!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TT POST

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  3. I have never read a Hoffman book, but the teaser sounds interesting.

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  4. Great Teaser and I love the cover of that book!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Colletta

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  5. After reading that line I think I would be afraid to read more!mMy teaser comes from a Georgette Heyer novel.

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  6. The writing in your Teaser is beautiful. Thanks for warning that the book is slow paced. Sometimes that's exactly what I want! This book sounds like one I'd appreciate and enjoy.
    Here's my Teaser: Sandy’s Teaser

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  7. I'm glad that the story is working its magic on you!

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  8. That passage was definitely worth a "more than two sentences" cheat, it's really quite lovely. I may have to check this one out.

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  9. Doesn't that send a chill down your spine... Great teaser!

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  10. Fantastic teaser, looks like a fab book.

    Jessica from Booked Up!
    http://www.bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com/

    :)

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