Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two Teaser Tuesday

This week I have two teasers for you again. One is from a book that I finished today, and the other is from a book I just started today.

First, I just finished reading The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith, the latest instalment in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. The teaser comes from page 146:

"In that case I would say to myself: It is an odd thing that Mma Ramotswe has done, but if that is what makes her happy, then I am happy too."

She looked at him fondly; that he had been sent to her, when there were so many other, lesser men who might have been sent, was a source of constant gratitude. That we have the people we have in this life, rather than others, is miraculous, she thought; a miraculous gift.

The second teaser comes from page 179 of The Last Letter from your Lover by JoJo Moyes:

He had cried with shame and relief when he got it. He suspected afterwards that part of it, the part she did not talk about, was that she still bore the humiliation of that hotel room, no matter how hard he tried to convince her of his reason for not making love to her. For all that he said, he suspected she was still not convinced that she was more than just another of his married women.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out  all about it, and how to join in!


  1. The second sounds so very sad.
    My teaser this week is from ‘A Marriage of the Heart’ by Kelly Long one of three novellas included in 'An Amish Love' anthology.

  2. Wow! First of all, Alexander McCall Smith is certainly prolific, isn't he? I still haven't read the first one in this series (which I have on my stacks).

    Love the second one, too. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY TT POST

  3. wow these books sound fantastic. I may have to read them as well. You should do a review of this book when you're done. :)
    Here's my teaser:

  4. I particularly like the second one. It hints at a lot, but doesn't clarify much. Just what a teaser is meant to do. Here's mine: http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesdays_19.html

  5. Oh, thanks for both of these! My mom has adored Alexander McCall Smith's books but I haven't gotten around to them, yet.

  6. love the teasers, and especially the cover on the second book. Letters always make an interesting teaser. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

  7. I love Alexander McCall Smith!


  8. Those are both lovely! I need to get mine up :-/

  9. i love the cover of 'the last letter from your lover'--and i love letters in general, so this, added with your teaser makes it enticing for me. let me know if you review and how you like it! as for alexander mccall smith, i still haven't managed to read any of the detective novels. i'm so behind on this series--i see it everywhere!