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Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 02-17-09: The Heretic's Daughter

Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.

Today's selection comes from The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, page 13. I've been looking forward to reading this book for months.


She spun the wool through knotted fingers glistening with sheep's oil and wrapped the threads neatly around the bobbin. Gently probing, she teased out the story of our days in Billerica just as she teased out the fine line of thread from the mix and jumble of the coarse wool in her hands.




It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.

I'm in Andover, Massachusetts in 1690. It's winter and bitter cold. Our family made a hasty exit from Billerica for fear of being blamed for a smallpox outbreak. We are going to live with my grandmother in Andover.

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19 comments:

Margot said...

What beautiful writing in just two sentences. No wonder you've been eager to read this book.

Carrie K. said...

I loved this book! Your teaser makes me want to read it again. :)

Caspette said...

I will be interested to read your review that was a great teaser and where am I.

Beth F said...

I knew I wanted to read this book. Your teaser and where are you are great.

Jo-Jo said...

I have this on my shelf at home and can't wait to read it!

BooksPlease said...

Looks like a book I'd like!

Mary said...

I've seen this book around a lot. Beautiful teaser.

Erika Lynn said...

great teaser. i have heard really good things about the book

the epic rat said...

Awesome teaser! This sounds like it will be educational with making thread from wool? Which is always a plus!

I've seen this title floating about, but I never stopped to check it out. Thanks for sharing this and piquing my interest!

cecilia

Diane said...

Just wanted to let you know I finally did your interview meme!

unfinishedperson.com said...

Wait, wasn't that four sentences? ;)

Winter and cold, though, nah. :) But I am in New England myself.

Irish said...

I've had this book for what seems like eons now...I think I might have to move it up in the queue

Nise' said...

Sounds like my kind of book!

fleurfisher said...

Now that is a lovely teaser. Definitely a book to add to my wishlist.

Staci said...

Excellent teaser...this book is on my TBR list for 2009!!

The Bumbles said...

This is one I will be getting to this year - I just keep getting Teased by it!

Fun fact - did you know that the "e" in Billerica is silent? Here in MA we pronounce it Bill-ricah :0)

jlshall said...

I've also got this one on my list for this year. I've sampled bits of it and the writing does seem really beautiful. Nice teasers.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Oh I LOVE that book. It is so wonderfully written, and such an impactful story!

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

sally906 said...

Your teaser is very good - will be interested in your review when you finish