Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.
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!
The House Girl by Tara Conklin p. 63
"Every week Josephine would hold these ornaments in her hands and wipe clean the wooden mantel beneath them. She would rub a cloth over their brittle painted faces, the deer's snout so realistically drawn, the cow's hooves black as the man's face, the blue glass thinning to such a fine edge that once Josephine cut her thumb and it felt as if she had drawn it against a blade."
Josephine is the house slave of the title, and she is also an artist, so these ceramic figurines may have appealed to her because of their design. But the key phrase here is the end comparison to a blade, as there is an undercurrent of violence throughout the events that happen in the 1800s, as naturally there would be any time people are held against their will.