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Teaser Tuesday (September 17)

Teasing Tuesday CB

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!

My current read is Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel

Teatime for the Firefly

Blurb

My name is Layla and I was born under an unlucky star. For a young girl growing up in India, this is bad news. But everything began to change for me one spring day in 1943, when three unconnected incidents, like tiny droplets on a lily leaf, tipped and rolled into one. It was that tiny shift in the cosmos, I believe, that tipped us together-me and Manik Deb.

Layla Roy has defied the fates. Despite being born under an inauspicious horoscope, she is raised to be educated and independent minded by her eccentric Anglophile grandfather, Dadamoshai. And, by cleverly manipulating the hand fortune has dealt her, she has even found love with Manik Deb-a man betrothed to another. All were minor miracles in India that spring of 1943, when young women’s lives were predetermined-if not by the stars, then by centuries of family tradition and social order.

My quotes

The question choked in my throat but I had to ask. “Do you…? Have you…?” Words failed me.

Besides, he had lived on his own for a long time in England, and I doubt whether he spent all that time drinking tea and playing croquet. I still found it unbearable to imagine him with another woman. Let alone a whore.

Due to be published 24 September 2013 this book has surprised me, it is so much more than I was expecting.

Author:

A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

43 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday (September 17)

  1. It’s nice when a book surprises you with it’s layers (well, usually!). I shall definitely keep my eyes open for reviews of this one. I’m not dead keen on books with unconventional love stories, but I enjoyed your teasers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing honey!

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