Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Battleship by Dorothy Ours

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!

This week my teaser comes from Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America's Horse by Dorothy Ours. I got this eARC from St. Martin's Press Early Reviewer program. I don't usually read nonfiction but this one sounded very interesting. Here is the description:

The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time. 

The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself.  Together, near Liverpool, England, they made a leap of faith on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey’s father, trusting the boy and the horse that the British nicknamed the "American pony” to handle a race course that newspapers called “Suicide Lane.”  There, Battleship might become the first American racer to win England’s monumental, century-old Grand National steeplechase.  His rider, Great Britain’s Bruce Hobbs, was only 17 years old. 

Hobbs started life with an advantage: his father, Reginald, was a superb professional horseman. But Reg Hobbs also made extreme demands, putting Bruce in situations that horrified the boy’s mother and sometimes terrified the child.  Bruce had to decide just how brave he could stand to be. 

On the other side of the Atlantic, the enigmatic Marion duPont grew up at the estate now known as James Madison’s Montpelier—the refuge of America’s “Father of the Constitution.”  Rejecting her chance to be a debutante, denied a corporate role because of her gender, Marion chose a pursuit where horses spoke for her.  Taking on the world’s toughest race, she would leave her film star husband, Randolph Scott, a continent away and be pulled beyond her own control.  With its reach from Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight to Cary Grant’s Hollywood, Battleship is an epic tale of testing your true worth.
A hoof touches earth; a nose jolts toward the turf. A tremor races through two bodies, with all of the possibilities that burst open whenever I becomes we.
What do you think? Will you be adding this April 30 release to your stack?


  1. Very nice teaser! I like it! =)

    Here's my teaser!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. Wow I that's pretty cool. That teaser really makes you feel like your there.
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by.

  3. Like you, I rarely read nonfiction, but this one sounds terrific. I like the description. Thanks for the teaser.
    My Teaser is from BLUEBONNET BRIDE.

  4. Awesome teaser. This one sounds and looks like a great read.

  5. Good teaser! I don't read nonfiction very often either but this one sounds like it would be worth it!

    Thanks for visiting my teaser earlier

  6. OOh nice tease!! I don't read nonfiction, but the tease is pretty good!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. I dont' read a lot of non-fiction either, but this sounds like it would be interesting.


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