Dec 6, 2011

Teaser: The Dressmaker: A Novel by Kate Alcott

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.


Title: The Dressmaker: A Novel by Kate Alcott
Publisher: Doubleday, February 21, 2012
Tess opened the bag and gasped as Lucile's moonstone earrings - sparkling with light even in this dense, windowless space - tumbled into her hand. "I can't take these," she stammered.
(ch. 3 - quote from an uncorrected proof; the final copy may differ.)

Book description: Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic ship comes a novel of romance and history, about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy after the tragedy.

Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had a lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. On board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes...

14 comments:

  1. My daughter is so into the the story of the Titanic, and would probably love to read this one! I am going to see if I can add it to her Christmas stocking this year ( and then smuggle it away to read it for myself :) )

    Great teaser today!

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  2. I won this on LibraryThing Early Reviewers. From the quote it looks like it'll be a good read!

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  3. Yes, it is time for the centennial, isn't it? Hadn't thought about that. This sounds like an interesting book, although the story of the Titanic always makes me very jittery - maybe that's why I've never gone on a cruise! Good teaser, though.

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  4. I don't think I've ever read any Titanic books. This one sounds like it might be good, based on the synopsis and that quote.

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  5. Oh, this sounds like a good one! Hope you're enjoying it.

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  6. what a gift! Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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  7. Awesome teaser! I'm going to add it to my TBR pile in a minute:)

    Here's mine:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2011/12/teaser-tuesday-december-6th.html

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  8. I have the eBook of this one, and that teaser makes me quite curious. Hope u enjoy it.

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  9. This sounds like a very interesting book that I'd want to read, very cool description.

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  10. This one is on my list of books I want to read!

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  11. I have this on my ereader to read soon! Hopefully anyway.

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  12. Love that teaser...loving the cover to this one!

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