* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
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* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!
This week’s teaser comes from the opening of Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear, the March featured cozy author. This is an historical mystery, set before, during and following WWI. I enjoyed it, but definitely not what I expected. There were a couple of chapters that were so heart-wrenching, I was glad not to be reading them at work or on the bus. Warning: You may need a tissue or two.
(Opening, Chapter One)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Series: Maisie Dobbs #1
The daughter of a struggling greengrocer, Maisie Dobbs was only thirteen when she was sent to work as a maid for wealthy London aristocrats. But being bright and thoughtful beyond her years, Maisie studies her way to Cambridge, then serves as a nurse on the Front during the Great War. Now, it’s the spring of 1929, nearly ten years after the Armistice and Maisie has just opened up her own detective agency. Her first assignment, a seemingly open-and-shut infidelity case, will reveal a much deeper, darker mystery, forcing Maisie to revisit the horrors of the war and the ghost she left behind. Refreshing, absorbing, and beautifully rendered, Maisie Dobbs marks the beginning of an incredible new series.