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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

TEASER TUESDAYS: A BEAUTY SO RARE 22.4.14

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyo
ne 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 title & author so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser ?

"She turned then and headed straight for him.
He summoned an air of practiced nonchalance...
The woman didn't so much as blink in his direction as she passed.
Feeling aptly put in his place - and not overly fond of the feeling, Marcus watched her exit the post office.  He wasn't accustomed to being ignored."

From A BEAUTY SO RARE by Tamera Alexander
 Impoverished and struggling to care for her ailing father, Eleanor arrives at Belmont Mansion, home of her aunt, Adelicia Acklen, the richest woman in America--and possibly the most demanding, as well. Adelicia insists on finding her niece a husband, but a simple act of kindness leads Eleanor down a far different path--building a home for destitute widows and fatherless children from the Civil War. While Eleanor knows her own heart, she also knows her aunt will never approve of this endeavor.

Archduke Marcus Gottfried has come to Nashville from Austria in search of a life he determines, instead of one determined for him. Hiding his royal heritage, Marcus longs to combine his passion for nature with his expertise in architecture, but his plans to incorporate natural beauty into the design of the widows' and children's home run contrary to Eleanor's wishes. As work on the home draws them closer together, Marcus and Eleanor find common ground--and a love neither of them expects. But Marcus is not the man Adelicia has chosen for Eleanor, and even if he were, someone who knows his secrets is about to reveal them all...
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I have grown attached to these two characters in the reading of this excellent novel.
Every reading opportunity reveals further brilliant plot and relationship developments.
Tamera has a wonderful way of creating deep
reader-character connections
along with humourous situations that keep me pursuing more.
5*s and highly recommended !

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Here's a three chapter excerpt to whet your appetite !


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4 comments:

Greg said...

Guess she showed him... :) Nice teaser, happy Tuesday!

PD Workman said...

Cold!

Mine is a YA fantasy that I am really enjoying: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-society-of-imaginary-friends-teasertuesday/

collettakay said...

Great teaser! I look forward to reading this book.

Colletta

Tribute Books Mama said...

Pretty cover, nice teaser!

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