Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

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 (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is from a fun historical fiction novel. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig is great for those who cut their teeth on The Scarlet Pimpernel by Orczy as I did. I have found it to be laugh-out-loud funny in places too.

If she didn't do something to distract herself soon, she would probably start running madly about the room or jumping up and down or twirling wildly in circles, just to spin off some of her excess energy. Even one of Uncle Bertrand's lectures on cross-breeding sheep would be welcome.
I have just begun this book but I am enjoying it immensely. 


  1. ROFL! Now that's a sure sign of desperation right there! Happy New Year :D You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

  2. That one sounds funny...thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine:


  3. Sounds like me when I'm itching to go out and get a book I really want. Interesting teaser! Thank you for dropping by my blog, and I'm your newest follower :D

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  4. Hi Kathy,

    This sounds like an interesting read.

    My teaser lines this week are also from a period romantic saga.

    I find this particular genre of book great as a light-hearted infill read, between more substantial stories, but like youself, I will read just about anything

    Happy New Year.


  5. Interesting! I was in the mood for romance too. Mine is from Unveiled, a new book by Courtney Milan:


    Have a great day!


  6. Great teaser! I've been looking for some interesting historical fiction, so I'm adding this one to my "new finds" list. Sounds like fun.

    TT: Back When We Were Grownups.

  7. Oh Great Teaser, I will be adding this one to my pile of books to read.

  8. Crossbreeding sheep is actually interesting to me... lol


  9. Here is my teaser from Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

    "We lie in the lap of immense intelligence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I'd grasp my classmate's hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

    Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

    What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

    As a learning addict, I've hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?

  10. Great teaser! I agree that cross breeding sheep is interesting :)

  11. I've had moments like that!

    Mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/readerly-teaser-tuesday-2/

  12. I adored this book and am glad you are enjoying too. Look forward to your review :)


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