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, January 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B over at 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!

Her Mother's Daughter, Julianne Lee

Though Mary disliked the execution of so close a relative as her cousin, it might be unavoidable, for Mary had learned well from her father to beware of those with blood ties too close to the Crown.

"With all due respect, Your Grace, the entire congregation rose against your priest, he angered them so with his attacks on their faith. I feel Your Grace may be underestimating the determination of Protestants to remain on their chosen path."


  1. Very interesting teaser :) My teaser this week is creepy but funny! Here's a link.

  2. Yes, those Protestants could be very determined! Sounds like an interesting book. Good teaser!
    Here's mine.

  3. I've never seen this book before, I might add it to one of my challenges.

    If you'd like to read my teaser, you can find it HERE

  4. Great teaser! I've not heard of that book before but I think I'll have to keep an eye out for it!

    You can find my teaser at: