Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that is hosted by The Purple Booker, .  It was first brought to me attention by Dee’s Rad Reads and Reviews It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (I always do a paragraph (Stacy)
• 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 the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

What Stacy is currently reading:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Page 222:

“Ah!”, returned Albert, “I would never forgive you this mistake if you had seen another picture beside this. You do not know my mother; she it is whom you see here: she had her portrait painted thus six or eight years ago. This costume is a fancy one, it appears, and the resemblance is so great that I think I still see my mother the same as she was in 1830. The countess had this portrait painted during the count’s absence. She doubtless intended giving him an agreeable surprise; but, strange to say, this portrait seemed to displease my father, and the value of the picture, which is, as you see, on of the best works of Leopold Robert, could not overcome his dislike of it. It is true, between ourselves, that Morcerf is one of the most assiduous peers at the Luxembourg, a general renowned for theory, but a most mediocre amateur of art. It is different with my mother, who paints exceedingly well, and who, unwilling to part with so valuable a picture, gave it to me to put here, where it would be less likely to displease Morcerf, whose portrait, by Gros, I will also show you. Excuse my talking of family matters; but as I shall have the honor of introducing you to the count, I tell you this to prevent you making any illusions to this picture. This picture seems to have a malign influence, for my mother rarely comes here without looking at it, and still more rarely does she look at it without weeping. This disagreement is the only one that has ever taken place between the count and countess, who are still as much united, although married more than twenty years, as the first day of their wedding.”

Poacher’s End (#2, The Frank Mattituck series)

Page 200

“Mattituck, Monica, and Derek had called it a day in early afternoon in order to fish halibut in a new, unknown hole Mattituck had found a month before. He’d hit it a few times since, and it usually produced at least a couple of small “chicken” halibut. More than enough for a good supper, and certainly enough to give Derek a thrill. So they had cast of in the DeeVee8 at 2:25p.m. and set out for Anderson Bay, near the entrance to the large body of enclosed water named the Port of Valdez. Even if they didn’t catch fish, they would have a fantastic view of Shoup Glacier to the north, across the Port of Valdez.”