Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vintage Teaser Tuesday: Ladies in Waiting

“Then the first thing I knew Pitt stood up so straight he looked more than ten feet tall, and says he, ‘If you don’t marry me on a Friday, Huldah Rumford, you don’t marry me at all. You’re nothing but a mass of superstition, and if you’re so scared for fear it will rain on your wedding-bonnet on a Saturday, you can stay home under cover the rest of your life, for all I care. I’ll wash the top buggy, put the umbrella under the seat, and take Jennie Perkins; she won’t be afraid of a wetting so long as she gets it in good company.’

“‘You’re right,’ I said, ‘she won’t, especially if the company’s a man, for she’ll be so dumbfounded at getting one of ’em to sit beside her she won’t notice if it rains pitchforks, and so far as I’m concerned she’s welcome to my leavings.’ Then he went out and slammed the kitchen door after him, but not so quick that I didn’t get a good slam on the sitting room door first.”

Three stories of love worth waiting for from the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, together in the same volume for the first time with chapter artwork from Charles Dana Gibson and Charles E. Brock!

I really enjoyed this collection of three charming and heartwarming stories written between 1893 and 1919, featuring plucky, independent heroines who are nonetheless willing to wait a little while for the right man! That excerpt is from the second story in the collection, Huldah the Prophetess.

Visit The Vintage Reader to download it for 99-cents, and check out the articles featuring the stories behind the story!

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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!


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