Tuesday, November 29, 2011

#027 Teaser Tuesday

This meme is brought to you weekly by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along, just do the following:

01. Grab your current read and open to a random page
02. Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page, but 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!)
03. Share the title and the author, too, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR List if they like your teaser!

By Saundra Mitchel
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publish Date: March 7, 2011
Format: Hardback, pp 304
Age Demographic: Young Adult
b&n // amazon

“"And you are Miss van den Broek," he said, and kissed my hand.

The warmth of his mouth bloomed across my hand, and his nails skimmed the inside of my wrist. Such a great sensation for so little a touch; I had to stuggle to answer him. "I am."” (pp 39)

It’s the summer of 1889, and Amelia van den Broek is new to Baltimore and eager to take in all the pleasures the city has to offer. But her gaiety is interrupted by disturbing, dreamlike visions she has only at sunset—visions that offer glimpses of the future. Soon, friends and strangers alike call on Amelia to hear her prophecies. However, a forbidden romance with Nathaniel, an artist, threatens the new life Amelia is building in Baltimore. This enigmatic young man is keeping secrets of his own—still, Amelia finds herself irrepressibly drawn to him.

When one of her darkest visions comes to pass, Amelia’s world is thrown into chaos. And those around her begin to wonder if she’s not the seer of dark portents, but the cause.

*Summary taken from Goodreads.

So, I have fallen maddly in love with Saundra Mitchell's beautiful way of writing, the imagery she evokes, and the passion she writes about are incredibly heart-pounding. It makes me long for Amelia and Nathaniel in ways that I've never really longed for two character's to be together. Plus, I love that it's a historical romance with just a touch of the paranormal. I cannot wait for the sequel, The Springsweet.

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