Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme. 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!
This is the first historical novel by Deborah Swift which I have chosen to read. I was introduced to her books by Terry Tyler and I have already enjoyed Deborah’s 20th century novel written under her other nom de plume, Davina Blake. The Gilded Lily is the story of two sisters on the run, searching for a better life on the streets of Restoration London.
“Do you think the dead can see us?
His wife cursed me. If it weren’t for her..” She took a shuddering breath. “She hexed me – I saw her give me the cold eye when she was in the dock. She saw to it we’d have no peace. We would have been happy, snug and safe in our warm little house….he loved me. He would have done anything for me. Even though I were just a maidservant. …Why did he have to die?”