Tuesday, October 8, 2013

After All These Years - Teaser Tuesday

After All These Years
I love to find books on the bargain shelves at Barnes & Noble, especially if I'm familiar with the author's works. So when I saw this book by Susan Isaacs, I grabbed it. Written in 2005, it's still relevant and funny. (I'm about halfway through.)

Here's my Teaser from Page 51. Even though it looks longer, I promise my Teaser is only two sentences:

She'd obviously been cross-pollinating again; the tip of her nose was a powdery yellow. She could spend hours in her greenhouse with a magnifying glass and a cotton swab, performing what I guess was the botanical equivalent of artificial insemination--while a servant kept little Astor amused building mansions with Creative Playthings blocks.

Isn't that a great description of a character's appearance?

Genre: Mystery / Humor / Women's Fiction
Amazon Link: After All These Years
Length: 388 pages

Synopsis from Goodreads:
The day after her lavish wedding anniversary bash, Rosie Meyers gets a big surprise: her nouveau riche husband, Richie, is leaving her for a sultry, sophisticated, size-six MBA. So, when he's found murdered in their exquisitely appointed kitchen, no one is surprised to find Rosie's prints all over the weapon.

The suburban English teacher is the prime suspect -- the police's only suspect. And she knows she'll spend the rest of her life in the prison library unless she can unmask the real killer. Going into Manhattan on the lam, Rosie learns more about Richie than she ever wanted to know. And more about herself than she ever dreamed possible.

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!

Here's the link to join in: Teaser Tuesday


39 comments:

  1. I love the B & N bargain table, too...and I love Susan Isaacs! This book is one I enjoyed...it is still on my shelves. No way would I send it off in one of my purges. lol

    Love the new look of your blog.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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    1. Thank you! I always enjoy your blog posts too. We seem to share the same taste in books.

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  2. I am a new follower through email. This is a great teaser! You can check out my TT here: http://meandu-justthinking.blogspot.ca/2013/10/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  3. I haven't read a Susan Isaacs book in years. What a great find. Enjoy!

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  4. Ah, a cotton swab! That's what I should have used. It's such a pain to lose our bee populations.

    Great teaser. Please check out my teaser.

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    1. I agree. It's frightening to think of the devastating effect of losing more of our bee population. Hopefully, that situation is improving.

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  5. Ive never heard of this before but it sounds good!!

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  6. Great teaser and the book sounds good. I love finding a good bargain :)

    Here's my teaser:
    http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-21-alienated.html

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  7. My kind of book - an English teacher and gardener involved in a mystery. I must look for it.

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  8. Great teaser! I may just have to add this one to my list!

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  9. This is a great teaser! I pictured it to the T :)
    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)
    Chanzie

    http://meanwhoyouare.blogspot.com/2013/10/teaser-tuesday-5-08102013.html

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  10. I really enjoyed you teaser! Great choice :)

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  11. Great teaser! I haven't read a Susan Isaacs book in a long time, but she's usually good.

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  12. Congrats on your new blog! I read this one by Isaacs, and you picked a good teaser. Tempting but not tell all.

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    1. Thank you! There were so many beautifully written sentences to choose from that I had a hard time deciding on just two.

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  13. It does look like a good book! Love those bargain books! ~Deanna

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  14. Bargain books are fantastic! What a great description. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  15. Love those bargain shelves at B&N! This is a great teaser - a fabulous description, indeed! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my teaser -- happy reading :)

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    1. Can't you just imagine the character with yellow pollen dusting her nose?

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  16. That is a great description I can picture it so well in my head. Great Pick for a teaser! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog today!

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  17. I do love the description! And now I want to go see a greenhouse haha. Great teaser.
    Thanks for sharing & stopping by <a href="http://www.bookmunchies.com/>Bookmunchies</a> (:

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  18. Sounds like a good mystery and a little humor as well. Thats always good. And a bargain to boot... gotta love B&N bargains.

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  19. I agree - GREAT description! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Nice teaser! Sounds like a good book:)

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  21. That is a great description. Thanks for visiting my TT.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  22. I haven't heard of this, but it sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thank you for dropping by my TT today :) and thanks for sharing this.

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  23. Love the description. This book sounds interesting. Hope you are enjoying it!

    Denise @ Life With No Plot

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  24. Great teaser and the book sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. That is a very cool description. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Bargain books and a good description, sounds like a steal! Thanks for stopping by my entry. :)

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  27. Hi Sandra,

    I love those teaser lines, although I am not always as good as you and tend to include far more than the recommended two lines. Sometimes, if the sentences are very short, two can't possibly hint at anything, let alone give the basis for a discussion post.

    I haven't come across this author before, so I just had to check her out and I love her site. Whilst this isn't the type of book I could read on a regular basis, some of the storylines are intriguing and I shall certainly be giving one or two of them a try, including your choice this week, which has the added interest of a murder/mystery to it as well!

    I volunteer in a charity shop, so a source of inexpensive books is almost always to hand and I do have to stop myself from loading up my bag sometimes. I now very seldom need to visit a regular bookshop, although I still can't walk past one without stopping to browse!

    Lovely descriptive lines, thanks for sharing and for featuring this great author,

    Yvonne

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    1. Sometimes two sentences just aren't enough! I hope you enjoy Susan Isaacs' books as much as I have.

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  28. Love your new site, Sandy, and Tuesday's Teaser is a stunner. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Love the teaser!

    Thanks for checking mine out too! I will have to follow your blog to see what else you post! :)

    Jenni

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  30. Nice teaser! Thanks for stopping by our teasers too!

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    1. It's a good story, and I think you'd enjoy it.

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  32. That's cute. She's a Botanist. And sounds like she enjoys it. :) Thank you.

    Sorry I'm late getting by, crazy week. Thank you and thank you for visiting my teaser this week as well. :)

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  33. Yep, great description!! sounds like an interesting read!

    Thanx for visiting my TT

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    (Sorry I’m late… been a hectic week at home :) )

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