This week my teaser lines come from the first novel in Jennifer Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilts series. The Quilter's Apprentice is a book I've intended to read for a long, long time -- well, ever since 1999 when it first appeared. I've been reading a lot of thrillers and noir detective fiction lately, and wanted something completely different to clear my head a bit. And The Quilter's Apprentice certainly was the right choice. I loved the book, although I'm not sure I'll be reading the rest of the series any time soon -- well, not until I need a little more head clearing. This snippet comes from p.108 (of the Kindle edition):
Sarah, my dear, don't wish for excitement. Interesting doesn't always mean good. Sometimes the most ordinary things are the ones we learn to miss the most.Hmmm. Well, now that I'm a very senior citizen and therefore obviously very wise and worth listening to, I can say with authority that the last sentence there is sadly true. Not sure I agree with the first part of the advice, though -- I think we all need a bit of excitement now and then. Don't you?
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