Teaser Tuesday, the weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
It is very easy to play along:
• Grab your current read and open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Here are my “teasers” for April 21, 2020:
I stared down into the open grave and wished that I could summon a tear. Violent weeping would have been in exceedingly poor taste, but Miss Nell Harbottle had been my guardian for the whole of my life, and a tear or two would have been a nice gesture of respect.
This teaser comes from “A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery” by Deanna Raybourn – page 1.
After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime.
But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.
I hope you enjoyed my teasers!
Have you read this book yet?
Do you plan on reading it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
“A Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery” by Deanna Raybourn is available (affiliate links) from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository and Thriftbooks.com (both with free worldwide delivery), the website eBooks.com, iTunes (iBook or audiobook), Walmart (Kobo) US eBooks and audiobooks, new or used from Better World Books (promoting libraries and world literary) and Alibris, as well as from Bookshop.org or an IndieBound store near you.