Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: The Caged Graves

Today I've got a teaser from a spooky young adult historical I'm currently reading. Verity Boone leaves the bustle of city life in Worcester, Massachusetts to return to the rural town where she was born in Pennsylvania, where her father still lives, where an arranged marriage awaits her, where there's a mystery surrounding her mother's tragic death, and where whispers of witchcraft and buried treasure abound. This is from page 80:

     "'Tis the Devil's child," he yelled, his fist still raised. Alarmed, Verity let go of Cissy and moved between him and the baby. "The child has no earthly father. My daughters carry the family stain. This one lay with the Devil in the Shades and bears his child!"
     "No, Eli, she lay with Tommy Hicks behind Cahill's granary," Aunt Clara snapped. "Half the town knows that, including Tommy's wife."

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. I still don't know if I will love to read Victorian novels (I am new to book reading, really), but the teaser was so intriguing, makes me hope I can read it, too.

    My teaser is HERE.

  2. Oh Good Lord!!! That's funny sounds just like my family actually=)

    Here's My Teaser

  3. Very interesting teaser. Good one.

  4. Ah, gotta love small-town thinking. In many ways, it really hasn't changed much over the past 100 years... *g* My teaser: Disney in Shadow by Ridley Pearson.


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