Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
No matter how many times she's done it, every time Cora walks into the dress shop she gets a jolt of surprise. Stepping through the door is like stepping back in time. 1,349 (at her last count) dresses in every style hang on racks, clustered together as if holding hands and gossiping among themselves. Sequins flash from sleeves, sparkling beads swish from hems and every color that one could possibly imagine (and a good number that one couldn't) shimmer and twinkle like galaxies of stars bottled in jars.
~ The Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna van Praag, Kindle Location 178-181 (ARC)
When he worked like this, he didn't drink, which we all appreciated. He'd been diagnosed with diabetes a few years back and shouldn't have been drinking at any time. Instead he'd become a secret drinker. It kept Mom on high alert and I worried sometimes that their marriage had become the sort Inspector Javert might have had with Jean Valjean.
~ We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, pg. 18
Sometimes I don't know why I do the things I do. Even after all this time it's still a new thing for me not to know, not to have orders to follow from one moment to the next. So I can't explain to you why I stopped and with one foot lifted the naked shoulder so I could see the person's face.
~ Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, pg. 1
“The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.”
~ Middlemarch by George Eliot, pg. 185
Bellamy locked eyes with Wells. "She's not going to be breathing for much longer unless we figure out a way to help her."
~ Day 21 (The Hundred #2) by Kass Morgan, pg. 41