This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at ShouldBeReading. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is:

♠Grab your current read.
♠Let the book fall open to a random page.
♠Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
♠You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!

The Tudor Rose, Margaret Campbell Barnes

Frightened by her anguish and by the churchmen's solemn faces, Richard felt the budding manhood he had clung to so desperately deserting him. He turned his back on them and caught at her dress.

And because she wept Richard wept too, and they clung together so that the gentle Aboot had perforce to part them. The Queen turned away, covering her eyes with a dramatic gesture and leaving the boy sobbing alone in the midst of them. It was one of those devastating scenes which the Woodville Queen seemed almost involuntarily to create.


  1. " Scarlet " by Stephen Lawhead.

    " In all these things, I was tested , in small ways , and never openly. Still, through a word or gesture , or a glance exchanged, I soon came to understand that, while they accepted my presence among them , they did not wholly trust me yet."

  2. Wow - what a powerful teaser! I've been wanting to read that book.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi