Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - May 14, 2013 Edition

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 TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week my TT is from a book I'll be reviewing next week, When The Morning Glory Blooms by Cynthia Ruchti

From Page 15

     "Is Jackson sleeping?" he whispered, as if he could wake the baby from six states away, as the stork flies.  
     She swirled her tea bag through steaming water.  If it were her typical daytime choice-Black Pearl-it would by now be oversteeped, the deep molasses of Gil's eyes.  "Jackson? sleeping obviously, like I should be".

In 2013, Becky rocks a grandbaby who has rocked her world, unaware that the child brings to a close the intertwining stories of three women Becky, Ivy, and Anna across three generations. 

In the 1950s, with her fiance Drew overseas in the Korean Conflict, Ivy works at a nursing home to keep her sanity and provide for the child Drew doesn t know is coming. Ivy cares for Anna, and one day she realizes that Anna s wild tales are not just idle ramblings. They re Anna s disjointed memories of a remarkable life helping unwed mothers at the turn of the 20th century, nurturing them in a home where morning glories climb up one wall. 

Finding a faint thread of hope for her own life in these tales, Ivy records Anna s memoir, marveling at Anna s emotion-packed, grace-hemmed stories. Praying for hope and God s guidance for the child of her own unwed daughter, Becky brings the story full circle she settles her family into a new home, next door to the one covered in morning glories.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


  1. Love your teaser!! My tbr pile will never get shorter.....!!!

    Here is my teaser post with a guest review from my brother

  2. I get the feeling she isn't too happy about having been gotten up at the wrong time.

    Great teaser.

  3. :-) I like that teaser. I like how he was whispering, lol.

    Thanks for stopping by mine! I'll definitely let everyone know when it's published. Right now, I'm looking at late August/early September.

  4. That sounds like a good read. I'm adding it to my list.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Hi Maria,

    Isn't it amazing at the way our brain causes us to react to a situation. Like whispering when there is no chance that the person you are going to talk about will ever hear you, or shouting at someone when they clearly don't understand what you are saying, but are by no means deaf!

    She is clearly very upset that he has called her when she should be in bed and asleep, even the tea isn't quite right and not about to make up for the call!

    I am not sure about the strength of this storyline, the synopsis sounds a little disjointed, so this probably isn't a book that I shall be rushing to add to my list, but thanks for sharing.


  6. Great teaser...and I love that cover! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  7. I liked that teaser. My son's name is Jackson. :)

  8. Aw I think it's cute that he's whispering even if there's no chance that the baby can hear him! Great teaser!

    Thanks for stopping by my TT
    Kar @ Pause Time

  9. Awww...I like the sound of this book. I've been looking for more generation-spanning type reads. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my teaser!

    Wendy @ Wendy's Musings