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, December 1, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

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 participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
The Heretic's Daughter, Kathleen Kent

Father had to bring coins those first few days to pay back the Salem sheriff for the cost of Mother's manacles. Everyone held in chains had to recompense George Corwin for this and for any food brought into the jail by his wife.

We had heard that when John Proctor and his wife were arrested, they had no coins, and so the sheriff had taken everything from their home that could be carried out, draining beer from a barrel to cart away the wooden stays and even spilling food from the cook pot left for the Proctors' children, made orphans with their parents' imprisonment.


  1. Wow!! That teaser makes me want to read it more than I already did!!

    You can find my TT HERE

  2. What a terrible situation. Thank you for the teaser - I am excited to read this one!

  3. That does NOT sound fun. Great teaser, though!

    If you want, you can check out mine here.

  4. Oh....I can't wait to read this book! Great teaser.