Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Teaser Tuesday #3

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! See the rules at the end of this post.

First of all the teaser of the week :

(...) "What's it like? Being married?"
"Cold feet. (...) Middle of the night you're sleeping, suddenly, wham, you've got ice cold feet warming themselves on the back of your legs."  (...)

This teaser comes from a novel I read at the beginning of 2014 and which will receive a more in depth review by the end of the week : Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.  Stay tuned for the review.

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This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end---but instead she discovers it is only just beginning. With a vibrant cast of vividly realized characters, Moloka'i is the true-to-life chronicle of a people who embraced life in the face of death. Such is the warmth, humor, and compassion of this novel that "few readers will remain unchanged by Rachel's story"
Source : Goodreads

If you want to join in with Teaser Tuesdays, these are the rules set forth by MizB of Should Be Reading :

• 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!


  1. That's a really funny quote! I've seen his books around and am curious about them - haven't read much set in Hawaii. Will have to read your review, see what you thought.

  2. lol, I'm the one with cold feet -should hear the complaints I hear every winter ;)

    Here's mine: http://tiensblurb.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/teaser-tuesdays-the-yearning/

  3. Ha, I've had that happen to me!!! Great teaser. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/01/teaser-tuesday-21.html

  4. lol! So true but they are usually my ice cold feet! here's my teaser: