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Teaser Tuesday: The Tudor Secret by C. W. Gortner

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

tteTeaser 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 (or your current 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Gortner-TUDOR+SECRET+cover
Everyone has a secret.

Like the oyster with its grain of sand, we bury it deep within, coating it with opalescent layers, as if that could heal our mortal wound. Some of us devote our entire lives to keeping our secret hidden, safe from those who might pry it from us, hoarding it like the pearl, only to discover that it escapes us when we least expect it, revealed by a flash of fear in our eyes when caught unawares, by a sudden pain, a rage or hatred, or an all-consuming shame.

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Prologue
The Tudor Secret
by C. W. Gortner

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your teasers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:39 am

    “I have something for you, Baratte. An enterprise that handled with the necessary flair, the necessary discretion, will ensure this progress of yours does not falter. It will give you a name.

    From: Pure by Andrew Miller

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  2. Selina W permalink
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 2:36 pm

    Life had been much simpler when he was off at school and Lady St. Vincent was still alive and caring for Ellen. He and his sister had spent glorious times together during the weeks he’d been able to visit.
    ‘Rose” by Lauren Royal

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  3. Ruth permalink
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 3:31 pm

    I love this book so much. 🙂

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    • Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:26 pm

      I have this one as an audiobook, so I figured I should re-listen to it before I start reading The Tudor Conspiracy, which was delivered to my Kindle this morning!

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  4. Amber permalink
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 7:34 pm

    This sounds good! My teaser is from Daughter of Jerusalem by Joan Wolf. http://randomamb.blogspot.com/2013/07/teaser-tuesday-daughter-of-jerusalem.html

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  5. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:11 am

    Drawing in a long breath, the calling settled over her again as it had the first time he mentioned this business. She must still do what she could to help the Glorious Cause.

    Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White (Culper Ring Series)

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