Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage Teaser Tuesday: Rose O' the River

"You frightened everybody almost to death, jumping into the river," chided Rose.

Stephen laughed. "They thought I was a fool to save a fool, I suppose."

"Perhaps not as bad as that, but it did seem reckless."

"I know, and the boy, no doubt, would be better off dead, but so should I be, if I could have let him die. Besides," Stephen argued, "I happened to be nearest to the river, and it was my job."

"How do you always happen to be nearest to the people in trouble, and why is it always your 'job'?"

"If there are any rewards for good conduct being distributed, I'm right in line with my hand stretched out," Stephen replied, with meaning in his voice.

Rose blushed under her flowery hat as he led the way to a bench under a sycamore tree that overhung the water.

That was from page 29 of this sweet romance from the bestselling author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Written in 1905, it's a story of a beautiful girl from a quaint logging village on the mighty Saco River in Maine who is torn when she gets the chance to live the life she's always dreamed of in the cosmopolitan city of Boston, because it means leaving behind the good boy who loves her and wants to make a life with her in the village. With its beautiful descriptions, colorful characters, and sprinkling of humor, Rose O’ the River is a tender homage to a simpler, sweeter way of life, and at its heart is a love story as moving and timeless as the river itself.

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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!


  1. Haha, I like this guy! He seems very daring.

    I'm reading Scars by Cheryl Rainfield!

  2. Oh, I loved that opener...and the cover is so lovely!

    Plus...I ADORED Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Just thinking about it takes me back to simpler times.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I like the writing and would love to read this romance!

  4. Sounds like a lovely book. I need to read this! My teaser is here.

  5. That does sound like a sweet read. I have never read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm either. Some of the books on my TBR mountain will likely be Vintage reads before I manage to get to them. Happy reading!

  6. Very vintage. Great teaser -- action and a hint of romance. Here's Mine


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