Pages

Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 01-26-10: The Hearts of Horses

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.



This week my teaser is from The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss, page 50:
Martha had set out from Pendleton meaning to live a footloose cowboy life and see the places she'd read about in Western romances - she hadn't come down to Elwha County intending to stay. But a winter's worth of work would suit her about right. She had watched a few wranglers riding a circle and she knew the work was hard, riding half a dozen different horses every day, some of them considerably rougher than others and sometimes needing to change saddles or hackamores to fit their different shapes, and then another half-dozen the next day. You were in the saddle dawn to dark six or seven days a week, pretty much regardless of the weather.



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

I'm in fictional Elwha County in eastern Oregon. It's 1918 and I'm a 20-something woman traveling the county breaking wild horses.

12 comments:

Katrina said...

That is why I can never be a cowgirl. Here is teaser.

Marg said...

I love the idea of reading a book with that setting! Thanks for the teaser.

Marg said...

Whoops. Forgot to leave my teaser link


My teaser is here.

Kaye said...

Wow,that sounds like a tough job.
Have a great week and happy reading. My teaser can be found
here

Stephanie said...

This sounds like an intriguing book!

Jennifer said...

Lovely prose, sounds like a hard life (or I am just rather lazy). My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-highlanders-destiny.html

Beth F said...

Wow! That is soooooo my kind of book. Adding it the wish list right now!

Alayne said...

Nice teaser, makes me miss riding! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Intriguing to read about, anyway!

My teaser:

http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays.html

Calico Crazy said...

I haven't ridden a horse since high school. Don't know that I'd want to be riding like she is but it could make for a good story. My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.

carolsnotebook said...

Good teaser. Sounds like it might be a fascinating story.

Beth said...

I love the cover! Here is my teaser for this week.