13 January 2009

It's Tuesday: Where Are You? / Teaser Tuesdays (Jan. 13)

It's 1861 and I'm a Massachusetts seminary student who left school and my family to escort the woman I love to Virginia. Once we reached Richmond, she ditched me for another, and I was left with not much money and no place to go. As luck would have it, the south captured Fort Sumter just about the time I was wandering around the city. Only the serendipitous appearance of my best friend's father saved me from being tarred and feathered as a Yankee spy. With the nation on the brink of war, I have to figure out how I'm going to support myself and where I'm going live.

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MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

"I said get off that damned horse!" Truslow snapped the corn so fiercely that even the dog, which had seemed wilder than its own master, suddenly whimpered itself into silence and skulked back to the shade of the broken porch. "I've got work for you, boy," Truslow added.

"Work?" Starbuck slid out of the saddle, wondering just what kind of hell he had come to.

--Rebel (The Starbuck Chronicles #1), by Bernard Cornwell (p. 77)

21 comments:

Mo 1/13/09, 7:51 AM  

ohhh....so, what *kind* of work do they set him to?!

That *does* tease; great choice!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Betty 1/13/09, 8:14 AM  

I've heard the author's name, but I never knew what he's about. Interesting teaser! Thanks for sharing, Beth!

FleurFisher 1/13/09, 8:30 AM  

Nice teaser! I haven't read any Bernard Cornwell for ages but I do enjoy his books .....

gautami tripathy 1/13/09, 9:06 AM  

This sounds like a good book..

There and now

Jo-Jo 1/13/09, 9:53 AM  

That sounds funny...and who does he think he is to make him do any work at all? Mine is posted here.

Art 1/13/09, 10:01 AM  

I agree, work is h*ll! ;-) Great blog, I am adding you to my list of reading blogs.

thanks for your comments

Wanda 1/13/09, 11:44 AM  

Now that's what I call a commanding voice!

Margot 1/13/09, 11:51 AM  

Great double teaser. You captured my attention with the Where You Are summary. Now I want to know the rest of the story.

Kara 1/13/09, 1:57 PM  

I've never read Bernard Cornwell - sounds like an interesting book.

S. Krishna 1/13/09, 2:01 PM  

Hmm...sounds interesting!

BookPsmith 1/13/09, 2:32 PM  

I love that title...The Starbuck Chronicles. I am adding it to 'the list'.

Erica 1/13/09, 4:10 PM  

Interesting! I've never heard of this before! Thank you for sharing!

Nise' 1/13/09, 6:34 PM  

Sounds like something I would love to read. I'm going to check it out.

Lisa 1/13/09, 9:12 PM  

Bernard Cronwell? The guy who wrote the Sharpe novels? Hmmm...excellent teaser!

My teaser is here.

Belle @ MsBookish 1/13/09, 10:10 PM  

I have to say, I love reading your "where am I" posts! I don't play this meme but I always love your descriptions.

Kim 1/14/09, 12:07 AM  

I have not heard of this book, but your teaser made me laugh! Great choice...
*smiles*
Kim

Dorte H 1/14/09, 5:04 AM  

Oh Beth, these teasers sound so fun!
- but some people have WORK to do so I don´t know why you English-speaking bloggers always have to put these temptations right in front of my nose :)

Running off to my very important calling ....

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle 1/14/09, 11:26 AM  

Wonderful teaser - it certainly catches my attention. :)

Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

tanabata 1/16/09, 12:55 AM  

Great teaser! I've never read anything by Bernard Cornwell but I think I have something in my stacks. Someday..

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