Monday, June 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays- June 7, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

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!

I'm not the biggest sports fan in the world so I was reluctant to read this story centered around baseball. Surprise on me! I enjoyed reading about Ruby Thomas and her boundless will and eternal hope for a better life.

Diamond Ruby by Joseph Wallace

From the cover:

"Seventeen-year-0ld Ruby Thomas, newly responsible for her two young nieces after a devastating tragedy, is determined to keep her family safe in the vast, swirling world of 1920's New York City. She's got street smarts, boundless determination, and one unusual skill: the ability to throw a ball as hard as the greatest pitchers in a baseball-mad-city."

"She tried to picture what it would be like to wear such things as a rule. To lie on luxurious pillows on Sunday morning, with nothing to do but pick at breakfast off fine plates while music played and the sun streamed in through unstreaked windows."
(Page 79)

This book is an ARC sent by Historical Novels Review for review.


Anonymous said...

Wow. I wouldn't mind having a Sunday morning like that myself! (: Great teaser. Mine comes from Damaged by Alex Kava this week. Here's the link.

Alice said...

That would be such a lovely life to live. :D

Marg said...

This book does sound very interesting.

I have two teasers this week!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

I don't know this author, but this sounds like my kind of book! Great teaser!!
HERE is my teaser for this week.

Aimee said...

This sound very good! Nice teaser!

My TT is here.

Kathy Martin said...

This does sound like an interesting book. I will be eager to read your review. My teaser is from Naamah's Curse by Jacqueline Carey.

Kaye said...

Ah, wouldn't that be nice!
My TT and contest link can be found HERE

pussreboots said...

I have that book on my TBR pile. I'm reading Peppermints in the Parlor.