Yesterday at work I was sitting at my desk with not much to keep me busy when I realized I forgot my book at home. I work at a senior’s residence, I soon remembered (actually, my sister who doesn’t even really enjoy reading reminded me) that there is a library on site! Ok, so the selection wasn’t great, but I did manage to find a pretty book called Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. Here is a (long) teaser:
“Business was doing well, because the locals knew that dishes made from the flowers that grew around the apple tree in the Waverley garden could affect the eater in curious ways. The biscuits with lilac jelly, the lavender tea cookies, the tea cakes made with nasturtium mayonnaise the Ladies Aid ordered for their meetings once a month gave them the ability to keep secrets. The fried dandelion buds over marigold-petal rice, stuffed pumpkin blossoms, and rose-hip soup ensured that your company would notice only the beauty of your home and never the flaws. Anise hyssop honey butter on toast, angelica candy, and cupcakes with crystallized pansies made children thoughtful. Honeysuckle wine served on the Fourth of July gave you the ability to see in the dark. The nutty flavour of the dip made from hyacinth bulbs made you feel moody and think of the past, and the salads made with chicory and mint had you believing that something good was about to happen, whether it was true or not.” page 10-11.
TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To add your own teaser, just do the following:
– Grab whatever book you’re reading at the moment.
– Open up your book to a random page.
– Share two (2) teaser sentences.
– Make sure you share the title of the book, the author and any other relevant information so others will know which book you’re talking about – in case they want to read the book, too!
– No spoilers, please!
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