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:

Zibilee said...

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!

Unknown said...

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

JLS Hall said...

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.

carol said...

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.

JoAnn said...

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

kayerj said...

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

Natasha said...

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

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

Karolin said...

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

Darlene said...

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

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for this one!

Marg said...

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

Staci said...

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

Stephen said...

Sounds like an unexpected gift!

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