Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Oleanna

I just finished a lovely historical fiction novel set in Norway at the turn of the twentieth century from indie author Julie K. Rose, and since I'll be posting my review and a giveaway tomorrow as part of the blog tour, I thought I'd give you guys a sneak peek! From page 69:

     Oleanna woke again in the short dark hours around midnight, the birch branches of the elves' wood reaching out, wrapping her in their spindly arms. Her mother and Anna, and her eldest sister Severina, were singing, singing in the distance, the waves of the lake whipped by the cold autumn wind, pounding the shore in a marching funeral dirge. Lifting her head, she could see them, standing in the small boat, arms lifted, palms out: a warning, and a farewell. "Don't stand in the boat," Oleanna whispered.

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 teaser sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that others can add the book to their TBR Lists!

Got a teaser?
Leave a comment with a link so I can visit!


  1. What a lovely, lyrical passage. I enjoyed reading it.
    Here's my Teaser.

  2. Great teaser -- I just loved this book.

  3. I think I have this one on my to read. I understand it has women's right/suffrage movement within.

    1. It does, but it plays a minor role and doesn't come in till closer to the end. But I'd never read anything set in Norway and I really enjoyed it. It's a shorter read too, at 209 pages.


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