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I've loved Dorothy Cannell's books from the first time I read "The Widows' Club". They're so tongue-in-cheek outrageous they're funny as hell. Ellie Simons Haskell is, after all, living our fantasy: fat spinster, the family ugly duckling, meets gorgeous guy, ends up pretending to be engaged to him so she can get her inheritance and thumb her nose at all her greedy relatives. However, she slims down and gorgeous guy falls in love with her for real, they get the inheritance and live happily ever after in a real castle... not quite. There are all these madcap adventures they end up having.

Ellie, it seems, thinks she's gotten rid of the hangups that came with her chub, but sometimes they come back when she doubts her husband. And what time in her life would be more prone to reviving her old neuroses than getting pregnant with their first child?

I was happy to find "Mum's The Word" by Dorothy Cannell in my favorite second-hand bookstore the other day, and here's a teaser for you this week:

"My happiness was so magical, so fragile that I was afraid to take deep breaths in case it shattered into a thousand multicoloured pieces and vanished into the night. Blast him, Ben chose that moment to press a butterfly kiss on my brow and I began to tremble."

-p. 262, "Mum's The Word" by Dorothy Cannell

Teaser 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
* 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!

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5 Responses
  1. celi.a Says:

    What a beautiful moment of joy and trepidation mixed together! The description is pretty much perfect. Great teaser!

  2. Crystal Says:

    What a sweet moment - love this teaser.

  3. Natalie W Says:

    Sounds like a beautiful read. Great teaser!

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