Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

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!


Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini p. 48

"In mid-October, with the end of Ulys's furlough approaching, he and Julia bade farewell to his family and returned to St. Louis. The journey home should have been as delightful as their first excursion upon the rivers, but with each passing day Julia felt more sharply the pain of impending loss."

This was in 1848. not during the Civil War. But their long separations during the early years of their marriage convinced the Grants that they didn't like to be apart, and they rarely were for long after that. Even during the war, Julia often wasn't far away and would visit between battles.

3 comments:

Kay said...

Amazing. Visiting between battles.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Since I like historical fiction, this sounds like a story I'd enjoy. It's strange to think of husbands and wives visiting each other between battles.
My Tuesday post features a literary classic: OF HUMAN BONDAGE.

Literary Feline said...

I've always wanted to try this author's books. This one sounds like it would be really good. I admit I tend to gravitate more towards history in other parts of the world during this time period, which is a shame. I really should branch out more.