TeaserTuesday #TuesdayBookBlog

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of Books And A Beat. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two or three “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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My current read is Trust Me by Leslie Pearse based on the lives of the many orphaned or poor children who were sent to Australia during the 20th century by religious charities.  There the young people were forced to work, mainly in horrific conditions with very little kindness.

Dulcie laughed.  “Yes, but where do men take their girlfriends down here?”

John leaned his elbow on the table and wiggled his fork at her, his eyes twinkling.  “Well it depends what kind of Sheila she is, Dulc.  There’s some you might take in the saloon bar for a few bevies, there’s some you have to take dancing.  I reckon with a Sheila like you, though, a bloke would be best to think of a walk along the sea-front holding her hand.”

Betty changed the subject and it wasn’t until the men had gone back to work, and she and Dulcie were washing up, that Dulcie brought it up again.

“Explain to me what Bruce and John were talking about?” she asked.

“Well, dear, there are different sorts of girls.”  Betty looked a bit embarrassed, drying the dishes very fast.  “There’s the nice girls, the bad ones and the in-betweens.   Nice girls are the ones they all want to marry, and they don’t take liberties with them.  They’ll take the bad ones drinking, knowing they can get their way with them, the in-betweens, well they’re in-between, they might be bad with the right bloke, and if he gives her a good enough time.  That’s the ones John said he’d take dancing.”

“So the nice girls only go for walks?  That sounds a bit dull!”

Betty gave her a sharp look.  “Better to be a bit dull than end up getting a reputation for being fast.  Young men have very strong urges, you go off smooching with one and there’s no-one about, anything can happen.”

Trust Me is available from Amazon

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