Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that is hosted by The Purple Booker, and brought to my attention by https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/. 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
• 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!
Daisy is currently reading:
Blurb for The Queen’s Mary:
Who would have thought it? That captivity could be liberty? That service could be freedom?
In 1548 four little girls, all called Mary, set sail from Scotland for France. Five years old, they are already primed for the work of their lifetime – to serve another little girl called Mary.
Mary, Queen of Scots.
Thirteen years later, the five return to an unwelcoming Scotland, and as Queen Mary struggles to take control of her turbulent country, her famous ‘Four Marys’ are at her side.
The queen finds herself set on the path of violence and disaster which will lead eventually to her tragic end. But what of the other four Marys, bound inexorably to their mistress’ fate?
Of the four, it is Mary Seton who serves the queen longest, and whose loyalty is most severely tested. Through a maze of shadows – of treachery and even witchcraft – how can she find her own way ahead?
On Palm Sunday, right at the start of April, she collapsed in chapel, swooned clear away. It was a requiem mass for Lord Darnley – and what a waste, Seton found herself thinking cynically, even as they waved burnt feathers under her nose and she began to come around, like someone climbing out of a deep pit with the utmost difficulty.
If only the queen had shown that much distress earlier, perhaps – just perhaps – they wouldn’t be in quite so much trouble today.
Stacy is currently reading:
I am reading the same book above as well (for our joint review and upcoming interview), so I won’t repeat the picture nor the blurb, but will select different teaser sentences.
“Slowly, Seton nodded. The Queen was at a council meeting, was she? Well, that was something that had never happened in France.
When the Queen came back, her head would be full of it, and there would be no Guise duke or cardinal uncles to advise her in Scotland– even the marquis, lightweight though he was, would be returning to France shortly. And that left– well, her Marys.”
I am also reading:
Tom MacMillan has a problem. He’s a philandering, self-confessed coward caught in the middle of World War Two as an American fighter pilot.
Meanwhile British nurse, Molly Masterson, has a problem. She can’t stand the Yanks- particularly Yank fighter pilots. And, Tom is the epitome of what she detests most in Americans.
Shoved together by circumstances, the two forge a love fired by a desperate need to escape the horrors of war. Molly becomes Tom’s first true love, a reason to fight his way home after every mission and to escape the Nazis after he is shot down over Belgium.
But life is not fair, and war is not choosy when dishing out death. Who does a person become on
THE OTHER SIDE OF COURAGE?
“You don’t like Yanks?’ Violet asked.
‘ I detest Americans.’
‘Oh, but why?’ asked Peggy.
‘They are quite the limit. As Tommy Trinder declares, ‘They are overpaid, overfed, oversexed, and over here.’ Believe everything you’ve heard about Americans. I have met enough to know. I wish the bloody lot would go fight in the Orient and let our boys come home to battle Jerrie. After Pearl Harbor the Japanese are more the Americans’ concern than ours.'”
I am also still reading Scofield study bible, listening to How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny, though have not made any further progress on it– too busy with other things, and Overcoming Daily devotional.