Monday, May 5, 2014

Patty Jane's House of Curl - Teaser Tuesday

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This story of two sisters - Patty Jane and Harriet Dobbin - begins in the early 1950s and spans the following decades. Through those years they experience heartaches, deaths, births, friendships, alcoholism, joy, and most of all love. The plot is both funny and sad. Although written in 1995, the story is still relevant today. It's definitely worth reading.

In my Teaser, Avel Ames III is driving his Packard down Minnehaha Avenue, when he sees Harriet Dobbin. It's love at first sight. Avel is talking to Harriet.
      "Not that I don't like spunk," said Avel, "for I truly do. The moment I saw you coming out of that bakery, swinging your arms as if you were the bantamweight champion of the world, I knew you and I were going to have a very colorful life together."
- From Page 28 

Genre: Women's Fiction
Length: 292 Pages
Amazon Link: Patty Jane's House of Curl

Here's the synopsis:
Patty Jane Dobbin should have known better than to marry a man as gorgeous as Thor Rolvaag, but she was too smitten to think twice. Yet nine months into their marriage, with a baby on the way, Thor is gone. It’s a good thing Patty Jane has her irrepressible sister, Harriet, to rely on. For it’s been said that a fine haircut can cure any number of ills, and before long the Minnesota sisters have opened a neighborhood beauty parlor complete with live harp music and an endless supply of delicious Norwegian baked goods. It’s a wonderful, warmhearted place where you can count on good friends, lots of laughter, tears, and comfort when you need it—and the unmistakable scent of somebody getting a permanent wave. . . .
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 and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers
  • Leave a comment on MizB's Teaser Tuesday post (HERE) and include your link so everyone can find your post.

28 comments:

Paulita said...

I like the sound of this teaser. Hope you love the book.
I'm featuring some books set in France on my blog today. Here's Mine

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I do love the sound of this one. I've enjoyed other Landvik books, so I know this one would wrap itself around me like a warm hug. Who doesn't love stories about issues...and friendships.

I can also relate to that gorgeous guy you can't resist...and wish you had! LOL

Here's mine: MERCY SNOW



Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

what a fun cover and synopsis sounds great - Happy TT!

hist suspense at FHC today w/ 2 giveaways ending May 10

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This is the first book I've read by this author. I enjoyed her writing style and the way she went deep into her characters.

Kim@Time2Read said...

This one sounds good and I enjoyed the other book I've read by this author, so I'll give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by!

cleopatralovesbooks said...

I love the cover, it sounds like a great read, I love books that span decades. Here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/teaser-tuesday-may-6/

Silvia said...

This is new to me and it sounds an enjoyable read :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Franny said...

I don't think this is my cup of tea, but thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

Yvonne said...

This has been on my wishlist for a long time. Love that teaser!

Maya Love said...

I like the teaser. This is a time period I don't think I've read that much. Intriguing blurb. Thanks for stopping by.

Alicia Batista said...

Sounds interesting! I wonder what type of colorful future they'll have?

Here's my TT from EXTRACTION:
http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/2014/05/teaser-tuesday-52-extraction-by.html

Heather said...

Doesn't sound like something I'd normally pick up, but then again -- neither is my teaser for this week: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Tribute Books Mama said...

This sounds good to me, a funny - sad story.

PD Workman said...

Sounds like a good book!

Mine this week is for a young adult paranormal murder mystery. Check it out:
http://pdworkman.com/grave-artist-teaser/

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

This is a great book. I like Lorna Landvik and she's from my state of MN. Enjoy the read!

Laura Thomas said...

The title, the cover art, and now your tease have hooked me! I know I'd have such a great read. Thanks for sharing a new author.

writenotereviews.com said...

Thanks for stopping by Write Note Reviews. I like the sound of your teaser. Stories of friendship always appeal and the chatty hairdressing salon is a clever and sweet setting. It's the kind of book I'd read.

Dani and Jax said...

Ha! This is a great teaser! ~ Dani

Kathy Martin said...

This isn't a genre I read but the Minnesota setting makes it more tempting. My teasers this week are from Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer and Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris. Happy reading!

Amber said...

Aw...I like that teaser. Thanks for stopping by Winterhavenbooks! Happy reading!

Andrea Thompson said...

aw, that's cute! Thanks for sharing!

Naomi Hop said...

Hehehe.... very colourful indeed! Great tease!

Thanx for visiting my TT
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

cynthiastacey.com said...

Great teaser. Sounds like a good read. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by my site.

jacquie said...

Love the teaser...and who couldn't love that cover!!!!

FBC said...

Great teaser! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

wordsandpeace.com said...

great teaser!

Nise' said...

I liked her other books, I would pick this one up.

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Awww! I totally love that teaser. Too cute (: thanks for sharing!