Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Teaser Tuesday: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

1. Grab your current read.
2. Let the book fall open to a random page.
3. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. 4. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
5. Please avoid spoilers!

My 2 “Teaser” Sentences for today:

She waited until after Valentine's Day before she paid her first visit to the farm, sparing me the usual flurry of construction paper hearts passing in and out of everyone's hands but mine. Through the grime of a frosted upstairs window, Amelia and I watched her mince her way from her car toward the rickety front door, her rabbit-skin boots leaving a refined calligraphy in the snow.

~ p.81, “The Little Giant of Aberdeen County” by Tiffany Baker





From the Publisher:
When Truly Plaice's mother was pregnant, the town of Aberdeen joined together in betting how record-breakingly huge the baby boy would ultimately be. The girl who proved to be Truly paid the price of her enormity; her father blamed her for her mother's death in childbirth, and was totally ill equipped to raise either this giant child or her polar opposite sister Serena Jane, the epitome of femine perfection. When he, too, relinquished his increasingly tenuous grip on life, Truly and Serena Jane are separated--Serena Jane to live a life of privilege as the future May Queen and Truly to live on the outskirts of town on the farm of the town sadsack, the subject of constant abuse and humiliation at the hands of her peers.

Serena Jane's beauty proves to be her greatest blessing and her biggest curse, for it makes her the obsession of classmate Bob Bob Morgan, the youngest in a line of Robert Morgans who have been doctors in Aberdeen for generations. Though they have long been the pillars of the community, the earliest Robert Morgan married the town witch, Tabitha Dyerson, and the location of her fabled shadow book--containing mysterious secrets for healing and darker powers--has been the subject of town gossip ever since. Bob Bob Morgan, one of Truly's biggest tormentors, does the unthinkable to claim the prize of Serena Jane, and changes the destiny of all Aberdeen from there on.

When Serena Jane flees town and a loveless marriage to Bob Bob, it is Truly who must become the woman of a house that she did not choose and mother to her eight-year-old nephew Bobbie. Truly's brother-in-law is relentless and brutal; he criticizes her physique and the limitations of her health as a result, and degrades her more than any one human could bear. It is only when Truly finds her calling--the ability to heal illness with herbs and naturopathic techniques--hidden within the folds of Robert Morgan's family quilt, that she begins to regain control over her life and herself. Unearthed family secrets, however, will lead to the kind of betrayal that eventually break the Morgan family apart forever, but Truly's reckoning with her own demons allows for both an uprooting of Aberdeen County, and the possibility of love in unexpected places.

~ Wendi

19 Comments:

Terri said...

Love the teasers. I was hoping to get an ARC of this from the publisher but so far it hasn't shown up. Guess I'll have to wait for it. Sounds like a good book

PopinFresh said...

This sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy reading it.

~ Popin

Scobberlotcher said...

I love that. So much good detail, too.

Beth F said...

Good teaser! Thanks for stopping by.

Sherry said...

Hiya Wendi,

Here's my teaser.

Jo-Jo said...

This is very detailed...sounds like a good book! Thanks for the teaser

Kristi said...

This sounds like a good book! Thanks for the teaser!

Kristi

Wanda said...

"...a refined calligraphy in the snow." Gorgeous bit of writing there, sounds like a mighty good read.

Kaye said...

Hi Wendi, your review is great. Wish I got it from SA. BTW, I am still trying to learn links! Honestly, I am dumb as dirt. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

ForstRose said...

I'll have to look into this Teaser feature. It's a great way to introduce books.

I found you through Amy's Faith~N~Fiction Saturdays last week and discovered from your blog bio that you live here in the Pacific NW like myself.

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Michele said...

I've got this in my tbr pile. I'm excited to read it! Let us know what you think!

Dar said...

I just started this one Wendi in a book chat on my blog with a friend. It's sure a great read so far. I'm looking forward to getting more into it.

kalea_kane said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the teaser!

Kelly

Betty said...

This sounds like a great book! I'm intrigued! And I agree with Wanda, "...a refined calligraphy in the snow" stood out to me too!

Alice Teh said...

I like the sound of the teaser and thanks for including details as the book as well. :D

Phantom Inkheart. said...

Sounds like a nice book, oh and "The Sound of Butterflies" is pretty interesting!
Thanks for stopping by. :)

Emily said...

Wendi ~ I just read a review of this book and though it doesn't sound like my normal fare, I just may have to give it a try!

naida said...

great teaser. I've seen this one reviwed before and it sounds like a good read.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Tonya said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for reading mine!

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